Olga Chernysheva is a leading name from the Moscow generation emerging in the 90s who made a name for herself during a period of great political and cultural changes, which were, however, partly determined by the diﬃcult reforms of the Soviet system and the economic problems that aﬀected a large part of the population. Her work in diﬀerent media – including very short essays which she combines with still or moving images – is based on a close observation of the reality around her. Chernysheva was born in Moscow in 1962. She studied in Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (specialization Animation) and in the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She represented Russia at the Venice Biennale of 2001. Her works were displayed at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Manifesta 10 in Saint-Petersburg (2014), 1st Bergen Triennale, Bergen, Norway (2013).
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