DOUBLE LIFE in Human Resources, FRAC Lorraine, France

HUMAN RESOURCE is part of the group project “Labor at work” carried out by the three FRAC of the Grand Est region in France. An intersectional group exhibition that puts “invisible” workers in the spotlight: from house cleaners to interns, to artists and cultural actors. The projects of guest artists help to blend the question of work and artistic labor with essential reflections on well-being, strategies of survival, ethical modes of production, and inclusive perspectives conducive to rethinking labor. Olga Kisseleva’s work, Double Life, discusses the different ways in which artists attempt, through various means, to satisfy both their need to create as well as their basic needs by combining artistic practice and “subsistence” employment.

Project Partecipants: Olga Kisseleva, Ghada Amer, Béatrice Cussol, Décider entre hommes, Karl Holmqvist, Kapwani Kiwanga, Catherine Lescarbeau, Noémi McComber, Anne-Marie Proulx, Joshua Schwebel, Jo Spence, Pilvi Takala, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Martine Viale

The exhibition: 23 June – 5 November 2017

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SPLICE RE-EXAMINING NATURE, Oulu Museum of art, Oulu, Finland

SPLICE – an international exhibition of contemporary art produced by the Bioartsociety and the Oulu Museum of Art – focuses on our changing environment and the relationship between human and nature. SPLICE examines traditional conceptions of nature, the processes behind the current changes and the new ways of thinking that they entail. It focuses on emerging personal and collective ways of thinking about nature. It presents multi-discipline, crossover works from modern perspectives, opening new understandings of the world we live in.

Project Partecipants: Olga Kisseleva (RUS), Lauri Anttila (FIN), Risto-Pekka Blom (FIN), Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (UK) & Sascha Pohflepp (GER), Antye Greie (FIN/GER), Ikka Halso (FIN), Kalle Hamm (FIN), Pekka & Teija Isorättyä (FIN), Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (FIN), Antero Kare (FIN), Carolin Koss (FIN/GER), Mia Mäkelä (FIN), Agnes Meyer-Brandis (GER), Tuula Närhinen (FIN), Kira O’Reilly (IRE), Anu Osva (FIN), Johanna Rotko (FIN), Tibor Szemzo’ (HUN), Leena Valkeapää & Oula A. Valkeapää (FIN) and Jana Winderen (N). Some of the artists are featured through the AV- arkki video compilation.

The exhibition: 20 may – 12 november 2017

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KAIROS CASTLE, Van Gaasbeek Castle, Lennik, Belgium

Olga Kisselva takes part of the group exhibition that shows Gaasbeek Castle as a place where time is ‘stacked’, where this other time is experienced. Together with a team of artists she sets out in search of traces of the inspirino “Kairos time”. With word and image, sound and colour she is seeking for muted time, for reflection, inspiration and movement.

Project partecipants: Olga Kisseleva, David Claerbout, Nicolas de Staël, Antony Gormley, Susanna Hertrich, Rebecca Horn, Dani Karavan, Corinne Mercadier, Hans Op de Beeck, Pipilotti Rist and more.

The exhibition: 1 April – 18 June  2017

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FACING THE OTHER, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France

La maison populaire presents “The Other… From Image To Reality 2/3: Facing The Other”, a group exhibition curated by Blandine Roselle: the featured artists provide a concrete and immediate interest in meetings, contacts, or exchanges, and so avoid transforming “the other” into an enigma, a research project, or a pretext for making a profit.

Project partecipants: Olga Kisseleva, Thomas Hirschhorn, Santiago Sierra, Chris Eckert, SUPERFLEX, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy.

The exhibition:  19 April – 1 June 2017

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LE SUAIRE DE TURING, Contemporary Art Centre, Château de Chamarande, France.

Project Partecipants: Olga Kisseleva, Alain Bublex, Paolo Cirio, Martin Le Chevallier, Albertine Meunier, Nicolas Milhé,Lucy and Jorge Orta.

The exhibition: 5 March – 14 May 2017

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