OLESYA TURKINA

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Nov 1st 2005 to Dec 31st 2005
  • PRACTICE : Art Historian/Curator
  • FROM : Russia

Dr Turkina is a critic and curator of numerous exhibitions including the Russian Pavilion at the 48th Venice Biennial (1999) and Kabinet, Stedelijk Museum, (Amsterdam, 1997, co-curated). She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. She has written articles for various arts magazines (Khudoz-hestvennyi Zhurnal (Moscow), Paradoxa (London), Cultural Studies and Kabinet (St. Petersurg), Siksi (Nordic Art Review)) and catalogues (Europe Kunst (Hannover, 1991), Manifesta 2 (1998), After the Wall (Stockholm, 1999), Manifesta 3 (2000),  Berlin-MoskauKunst, 1950-2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau (2003)). Dr. Turkina is also a contributor to Flash ArtInternational. Since 2003 she has been editing a journal called Contemporary Russian Art. She teaches contemporary art at Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Pro-Arte Institute, and the Nordic Art School in Kokkola, Finland. Dr. Turkina gives lectures on contemporary art at the State Hermitage, the State Russian Museum and Freud’s Dream Museum (St. Petersburg). She has been a member of the Russian Space Federation since 1999. For the past several years Dr. Turkina has been working on a series of films “The Chain of Flowers” with The Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles).