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Olga Balema

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Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, Klima der Erde / Climate of the Earth, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 130 × 220 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Klima der Erde / Climate of the Earth, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 130 × 220 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, Our American Spread of Western Civilization, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 220 × 110 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Our American Spread of Western Civilization, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 220 × 110 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Globe, 2016, Globe, latex, pigment, 96.5 × 61 × 51 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Globe, 2016, Globe, latex, pigment, 96.5 × 61 × 51 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, installation view One reenters the garden by becoming a vegetable, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2015

Olga Balema, installation view One reenters the garden by becoming a vegetable, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2015

Olga Balema, Wild possession, 2015, feeding trough, paint, 36 × 154 × 18 cm

Olga Balema, Wild possession, 2015, feeding trough, paint, 36 × 154 × 18 cm

Olga Balema, Serious topics, 2015, feeding trough, plastic bag, audio device, steel, paint

Olga Balema, Serious topics, 2015, feeding trough, plastic bag, audio device, steel, paint

Olga Balema, installation viewSurround Audience, Triennial, New Museum, New York, 2014

Olga Balema, installation viewSurround Audience, Triennial, New Museum, New York, 2014

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015, Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015, Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015 (detail), Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015 (detail), Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2014, Steel, plastic tub, waterpump, water, leggings bought at market in Shanghai, 38 × 70 × 32 cm

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2014, Steel, plastic tub, waterpump, water, leggings bought at market in Shanghai, 38 × 70 × 32 cm

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2013, Plastic, water, pump, print, ø 60 cm

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2013, Plastic, water, pump, print, ø 60 cm

Installation viewBody of Work, Fons Welters, Amsterdam, 2013

Installation viewBody of Work, Fons Welters, Amsterdam, 2013

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Olga Balema

*1984, Lviv, Ukraine — Lives and works in Berlin and New York

Education

2007 – 2009
MFA in New Genres, University of California Los Angeles

2002 – 2006
BFA in Sculpture, University of Iowa

Residencies

2011/2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/​Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

2010
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
On The Brink Of My Sexy Apocalypse, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles

2016
Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York
Motherland, Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Blasted Heath, Capri, Düsseldorf

2015
One reenters the garden by becoming a vegetable, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nürnberg
Cannibals, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Olga Balema & Anne De Vries: Listening, Michael Thibault, Los Angeles

2014
Her Curves, High Art, Paris
Warm Bodies (with Jonathan Baldock), Kunstvereiniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim

2013
Body of Work, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
What Enters, 1646, Den Haag

2011
Positive thinking: Actions speak louder then words, The Vanity, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel
PRODUKTION. made in germany drei, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengelmuseum, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Ewig Weibliche, Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Olga Balema, Marlie Mul, Iza Tarasewicz, Croy Nielsen, Vienna
Hours and Hours of Inactivity, n.b.k, Berlin

2016
Object(ed): Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Utah
30: Untitled 1989, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Brachland, PEACH at W139, Amsterdam
I Want To Live in the Country (and Other Romances), Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Adhesive Products, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
Wer Nicht Denken Will, Fliegt Raus: Handlungsanweisungen nach Beuys, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve
I Am Still Alive – On the Materialities of Life, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Pastoral Myths, La Loge, Brussels

2015
By the Bearer in whose Name it it Issued, Center for Style, Melbourne
Stranger than paradise, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Where The Awing Flaps, Éric Hussenot, Paris
Campana I, Luis Campana, Berlin
Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Surround Audience, Triennial, New Museum, New York
City, William Arnold, Brooklyn
Towers of Dub (Live Orbient 3.9.93), Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles

2014
Musique Concrète, Michael Thibault, Los Angeles
Doom: Surface Control, Le Magasin Grenoble – CNAC, Grenoble
Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center, New York
Dylan’s lost it – maybe, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
New Dawn, Silberkuppe, Berlin
From whose ground heaven and hell compare, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Nature after Nature, Fridericianum, Kassel
Geographies of Contamination, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Material Memory, Fluxia, Milan
Apples and Pears, DREI, Cologne

2013
Urschleim, Fauna, Copenhagen
, High Art, Paris
The Unpainted Landscape, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles
Slip, The Approach, London
Unstable Media, Gallery Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
Cast Recording, Prism, Los Angeles

2012
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
Latent Stare, Casco, Utrecht
Closed because of the goings-on, Duquon Hourdequin, Paris

2011
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

2010
Support Group, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
Dr. Zomb, Glendale College, Los Angeles

2009
MFA Thesis Show, UCLA, Los Angeles
May Show, Los Angeles

2008
GLAMFA, CSULB, Long Beach
Kleveland, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles
Delusionarium, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles

News

Olga Balema

Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art

Haus der Kunst, Munich

2. 3. – 19. 8. 2018

Images

Olga Balema

*1984, Lviv, Ukraine — Lives and works in Berlin and New York

Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, Klima der Erde / Climate of the Earth, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 130 × 220 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Klima der Erde / Climate of the Earth, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 130 × 220 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, installation view Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York, 2016

Olga Balema, Our American Spread of Western Civilization, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 220 × 110 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Our American Spread of Western Civilization, 2016 (detail), Map, latex, pigment, 220 × 110 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Globe, 2016, Globe, latex, pigment, 96.5 × 61 × 51 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, Globe, 2016, Globe, latex, pigment, 96.5 × 61 × 51 cm, Unique

Olga Balema, installation view One reenters the garden by becoming a vegetable, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2015

Olga Balema, installation view One reenters the garden by becoming a vegetable, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2015

Olga Balema, Wild possession, 2015, feeding trough, paint, 36 × 154 × 18 cm

Olga Balema, Wild possession, 2015, feeding trough, paint, 36 × 154 × 18 cm

Olga Balema, Serious topics, 2015, feeding trough, plastic bag, audio device, steel, paint

Olga Balema, Serious topics, 2015, feeding trough, plastic bag, audio device, steel, paint

Olga Balema, installation viewSurround Audience, Triennial, New Museum, New York, 2014

Olga Balema, installation viewSurround Audience, Triennial, New Museum, New York, 2014

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015, Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015, Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015 (detail), Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III , 2015 (detail), Stone, modeling clay, motors, electronics, Dimensions variable

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema installation view, nature after nature, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2014

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2014, Steel, plastic tub, waterpump, water, leggings bought at market in Shanghai, 38 × 70 × 32 cm

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2014, Steel, plastic tub, waterpump, water, leggings bought at market in Shanghai, 38 × 70 × 32 cm

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2013, Plastic, water, pump, print, ø 60 cm

Olga Balema, Untitled, 2013, Plastic, water, pump, print, ø 60 cm

Installation viewBody of Work, Fons Welters, Amsterdam, 2013

Installation viewBody of Work, Fons Welters, Amsterdam, 2013

CV

Olga Balema

*1984, Lviv, Ukraine — Lives and works in Berlin and New York

Education

2007 – 2009
MFA in New Genres, University of California Los Angeles

2002 – 2006
BFA in Sculpture, University of Iowa

Residencies

2011/2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/​Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

2010
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
On The Brink Of My Sexy Apocalypse, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles

2016
Early Man, Swiss Institute, New York
Motherland, Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Blasted Heath, Capri, Düsseldorf

2015
One reenters the garden by becoming a vegetable, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nürnberg
Cannibals, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Olga Balema & Anne De Vries: Listening, Michael Thibault, Los Angeles

2014
Her Curves, High Art, Paris
Warm Bodies (with Jonathan Baldock), Kunstvereiniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim

2013
Body of Work, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
What Enters, 1646, Den Haag

2011
Positive thinking: Actions speak louder then words, The Vanity, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel
PRODUKTION. made in germany drei, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengelmuseum, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Ewig Weibliche, Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Olga Balema, Marlie Mul, Iza Tarasewicz, Croy Nielsen, Vienna
Hours and Hours of Inactivity, n.b.k, Berlin

2016
Object(ed): Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Utah
30: Untitled 1989, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
Brachland, PEACH at W139, Amsterdam
I Want To Live in the Country (and Other Romances), Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Adhesive Products, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
Wer Nicht Denken Will, Fliegt Raus: Handlungsanweisungen nach Beuys, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve
I Am Still Alive – On the Materialities of Life, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Pastoral Myths, La Loge, Brussels

2015
By the Bearer in whose Name it it Issued, Center for Style, Melbourne
Stranger than paradise, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Where The Awing Flaps, Éric Hussenot, Paris
Campana I, Luis Campana, Berlin
Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Surround Audience, Triennial, New Museum, New York
City, William Arnold, Brooklyn
Towers of Dub (Live Orbient 3.9.93), Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles

2014
Musique Concrète, Michael Thibault, Los Angeles
Doom: Surface Control, Le Magasin Grenoble – CNAC, Grenoble
Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center, New York
Dylan’s lost it – maybe, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
New Dawn, Silberkuppe, Berlin
From whose ground heaven and hell compare, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Nature after Nature, Fridericianum, Kassel
Geographies of Contamination, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Material Memory, Fluxia, Milan
Apples and Pears, DREI, Cologne

2013
Urschleim, Fauna, Copenhagen
, High Art, Paris
The Unpainted Landscape, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles
Slip, The Approach, London
Unstable Media, Gallery Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
Cast Recording, Prism, Los Angeles

2012
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
Latent Stare, Casco, Utrecht
Closed because of the goings-on, Duquon Hourdequin, Paris

2011
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

2010
Support Group, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles
Dr. Zomb, Glendale College, Los Angeles

2009
MFA Thesis Show, UCLA, Los Angeles
May Show, Los Angeles

2008
GLAMFA, CSULB, Long Beach
Kleveland, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles
Delusionarium, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles