Olga Krykun (b. 1994 in Odessa, UA, lives and works in Prague) works predominantly within the media of video installation, sculpture, and painting. Combining elements of storytelling with contemporary symbols, she creates the mischievous mythology of today. Her practice is strongly based on intuition, emotions, and personal experience, so her works evoke a kind of trance-like surrealism. She uses to works with topics such as identity, fragmentation of society, tension as a result of the personal discrepancy, and fear as a response to that. She is doubting and searching for better working formulas either alone or with other artists within the existing art industry.
2016 – 2021, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Painting studio, Supermedia studio.
2019, National Taiwan University of Arts, MFA Fine Arts Departament.
2019, Konstfack, MFA Fine Arts Departament.
2018, The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Temporary Arts studio.
2016, The Department of Photography and Audiovisual Arts, T.E.I. of Athens.
2014 - 2016, The Ladislav Sutnar's Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia, Intermedia studio.
Exhibitions and events
Solo and duo exhibitions:
2021, The Garden of my hopes, online
2020, Four Trap Doors, Šachta, Prague, Czech Republic
2019, Dont Panic!, Galerie UM, Prague
2019, EnjoyeTV, Gallery Konstfack, Stockholm
2018, Gylptodon Expert Interview, City Surfer Office gallery, Prague
2018, Basic Instinct Special Cheese, Dum panu z Kunstatu, Brno
2018, Basic Instinct Spesial Cheeeese, with Adrian Altman, Kreslirna, Prague
2018, Basic Instinct Spesial Feat, with Adrian Altman, curated by Christina Gigliotti, Pragovka, Prague
2018, BAD FACE DAY, Sklad M1, Prague
2017, 720/027, NoD, Prague
2017, I've painted the gate red, now I think red was the wrong colour with Adrian Altman and Jakub Hajek, korpus., Prague
2017, Freesome, Berlinskej model, Prague
2021, BLACK BEEMER > WHITE BOOMER, GAMPA, Pardubice, Czech Republic
2021, Vyšeart, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
2021, Body Movement as a Space-Time (Dis)continuity, GAMU, Prague, Czech Republic2020, DWELLING, Šopa gallery, Košice, Slovakia
2020, Soloshow: CHAPTER 2, soloshow.online
2019, Zhan yi, Yo-Chang Art Museum, New Taipei city, Taiwan
2019, Sinkhole project, Pankow cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
2019, NEVŠECHNO/NOTEVERYTHING, Des Fours Palace, Prague, Czech Republic.
2019, Videokemp, Convent of Saint Agnes, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
2019, The Shadow of Dream cast upon Giardini della Biennale, Ukrainian pavilion, Venice, Italy.
2019, a river, a tool, an instep like a half-open book, Konsthall C, Stockholm
2019, Comunite pasta fresca, Kulturni a remeslny prostor Znak, Prague
2018, TB 2 RL, +DEDE, Berlin
2018, Come dine with Adrian Altman, Tv Prima, Berlinskej model
2018, Quiet Chamber, Noisy Heart, Holesovicka sachta, Prague
2018, KURS, Atelierhaus Klingental, Raum 103, Basel, Switzerland
2018, Fake Me - Break the Simulation - Be Awesome, galerie amu, Prague
2018, Temporary Arts TV, Bistro 8, Prague
2018, International Virtual Exhibition Unleashing Screensaver
2018, Supernova, Gallery NTK, Prague
2016, Supermedia, Museum of Photography and Modern Visual Media, Jindrichuv Hradec
2016, Nevim, jak tohle dopadne, Galerie Sam83, Ceska Briza
2016, AiC Stefle, Galerie bratri Spillaru, Domazlice
2016, Young Art, STUDENT FEST Atelier Grid, Prague
2015, 'Don't. Just... don't.', Papirna, Pilsen
2014, Intermedia OPEN STUDIO, galerie Ve stredu, Pilsen
2013, Happening 'Boobs', NoD, Prague
Screenings and performances:
2021, Walk with me, Divadlo Alfred ve Dvore, Prague, Czech Republic, online.
2020, SlowTV at Divadlo X10, Prague, Czech Republic, online.
2017, Fx00136302, performance with Max Lysacek, Hala 17, Holesovicka trznice, Prague, Czech Republic
2015, AiC Stefle | Artists in Cottage
De:formal, Interview with Olga Krykun
Garage33: UKRAINIAN ARTIST OLGA KRYKUN ABOUT IMMIGRATION, CZECH CRITICS AND CONFLICTED INSTALLATIONS
Playful hints of humour & pop cultural uncanniness in Olga Krykun’s sculptural framing of other artists’ videos in the first EnjoyeTV
"Dont Panic" by Olga Krykun at UM gallery
Kubaparis, Olga Krykun - Dont Panic
"Glyptodon Expert Interview" by Olga Krykun at City Surfer Office, Prague
Unleashing Screensaver: Apr 12th, Olga Krykun: Palma
Tzvetnik: "Basic Instinct Special Feat by Adrian Altman and Olga Krykun at Pragovka, Prague
Olga Krykun / 720/027 / Kuratorka: Veronika Zajacikova / Video NoD / Praha / 24. 7. - 8. 9. 2017
Olga Krykun - Freesome, Berlinskej model