Olga Antonova

(Ukrainian, b. 1988. Lives and works in Zurich)

Olga holds two Master’s degrees: one in International Economic Relations from the Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and another in Fine Art from Zürcher Hochschule der Kunst (ZHdK).

From 2016 until 2018, Olga was a part of an art collective, Art-Group Light. After that, she focused on her personal artistic practice. Up until 2019, she received mentoring from Ukrainian artist and professor Myroslav Vayda. In 2021, she participated in the class “The Art of Art Writing - From art criticism to creative writing (and back)” by Louisa Elderton and Klaus Speidel at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. In the same year, she was nominated for the Koschatzky Art-Award in Vienna. In June 2022, she graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts from ZHdK. Olga currently lives and works in Zurich and is a participant in the What’s next_Compass Programme 2022/2024.

Olga’s work has been exhibited in a solo exhibition in Kyiv at the Shcherbenko Art Centre in 2021, and in numerous group exhibitions in Ukraine, Austria, and Switzerland. Recent exhibitions include “Slow Circuit” at Parat in Zurich (2023) and “When the Earth Shakes” at Go Green Gallery in Erlenbach/Zurich (2023). Her work has also been featured at several art fairs, including the Artvilnius Art Fair in Lithuania (2023) and the Hybrid Art Fair in Spain (2022).