Olga Jürgenson

Olga Jürgenson is an internationally active interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Cambridge, UK. Since graduating from Jõhvi Art School and the Ilya Repin Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, she has participated in several important international art events. She has won several awards and scholarships, and in 2011 she was nominated for the Kandinsky Award (Moscow, Russia). Jürgenson has exhibited her works at the 56th Venice Biennale as well as Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, and has participated in the Liverpool, Moscow and Ural Biennials. She curated the Mauritius Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale and also advised on the art programme at the Pushkin House in London in 2015-2017.

Olga Jürgenson has held solo exhibitions at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the New Hall Art Collection at Cambridge University and the Espronceda Institute of Art and Culture in Barcelona. Since the 1990s, she has also participated in exhibitions in Estonia (Jõhvi, Kohtla-Järve and Tallinn). In 2008, she had an exhibition at the Tallinn City Gallery together with Mare Tralla, and at the end of 2009 she participated in the exhibition Blue Collar Blues curated by Anders Härm at Tallinn Art Hall. Jürgenson’s most recent solo exhibition in Estonia, Mirroring in Venice, took place at the Freedom Gallery in Tallinn in 2018. In 2019, she also participated in the Kumu video screening programme, Forreignness III.