Olga Grotova will talk about her deep interests in the notion of identity and displacement, and exploration of fictional histories and possible realities through story-telling, installations, video and performances.
START – 5.00 PM
Olga Grotova (b.1986, St Petersburg) is a London based artist. She has graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2016 and has since exhibited in the UK and internationally. Olga Grotova was a member of the Malarmé for the 21st century working group lead by author Tom McCarthy in 2015-2016. In 2018 she organised a performance titled “The First Reading of the Book” with the members of the group at Mimosa House in London. In 2012 Grotova produced a publication “A Joyful Archipelago” with the support from the Outset. In 2016, Olga Grotova was shortlisted for the South London Gallery Graduate Residency and the same year for the Land Securities Award. Selected exhibitions include Mimosa House (London), Coventry Biennial, Osnova Gallery (Moscow). Grotova has previously exhibited at Centrala in 2016 as a part of ‘Seventeen’, a three-person exhibition, where she showed paintings and her video work ‘One’ (2016).