OLGA ULMANN
 

 ARTIST CURRICULUM VITAE:

*born in Alma-Ata (former Soviet Union) | 1992 immigration to Germany

lives and works in Frankfurt and London 

education:

2020 - 2018  |  MFA Master of Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2018  |  Fine Art at Kunsthochschule Kassel, GER

2018 - 2013  |  years of travel 

2013 - 2012  |  assistant art teacher at German European School, Singapore

2011 - 2004  |  Double degree with distinction from Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

1st degree: MA Master of Art in Art History, Art Education and American Cultural Studies

2nd degree: Teaching Certificate from the State Hesse, Secondary Level (Gymnasien);  Art and English 

Thesis: Repetition and Differentiation: Repeating as Foundation of Artistic Research    

   

exhibitions | appearances | awards (2021 -2017):

2021 - 2022 → one year scholarship by the Gifhorn Foundation, accompanied by a one-year artist residency at "Künstlerhaus Meinersen"

2020 Departure, Lisbon, Portugal; →Crumbled Paper (online exhibition organized by “Paperback”; profits from sales for Flex Project – a London based food re-distribution charity); →Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths, London; →London Grads Now- Flatten the Dream, Saatchi Gallery, London (selected graduates’ works from London’s leading fine art schools); →Tomorrow: London, White Cube Gallery, London (selected emerging artists by White Cube curatorial team); →The Brooklyn Rail; Critical Perspective on Arts, Politics, and Cultures: “Rail Squares; A conversation with MFA students participating in “Tomorrow: London" exhibition at White Cube; New Social Environment Conversations#113: oral interview/ podcast 

2019  Nomination for the BLOOOM award; →Smooth Operator, an all womxn exhibition, Deptford Limited, London; →All Files Read: MA Digital Media Degree Show 2019, Goldsmiths, London, cooperation with Ester Anton MA in Digital Image; →Interim+, Deptford Studios, London; →mismatch at Greenhouse, Goldsmiths University, London     

2018/2017 Autonomy - annual exhibition at Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany; →De-Constructed Bodies- solo exhibition at „Historische Schreiberpforte“, Darmstadt, Germany 


ARTIST STATEMENT 

As a practice-oriented artistic researcher, I am absorbing the surrounding world in an attempt to translate my findings into drawings, sculptures, installations and moving images. Those findings equally originate in visual cultures of high art and pop-culture. 

My own body is the starting point of my artistic approach; opposite to the performative notion of subjectivity in which one announces what they want to be, my artistic practice derivates from biographic roots; the depiction of fabric in form of drapery in an art historical framing of femininity and my early years upbringing in the former USSR as historical bounded forms of identity forming, express gender and nationhood as forms of inequality in the contemporary that through decontextualization, critical analysis of the meaning-making-mechanism and extensive visual literacy can be brought to surface. 

I use mainly man-made, synthetic materials that experienced industrial transformation and fabrication. The chosen process of sewing as a form of self- expression but also artistic labor states belongingness and above all compassion and empathy for certain social groups that are often undervalued.