Olga Abeleva

Paintings
        2023
        2022
        2021
        2020
        2019
        2018

Theatre
     Searching for Splenda:
       ︎Chapter 1: The Film Set
       ︎Chapter 2: Angelica’s Lament
       ︎Chapter 3: The Mystery
      ADA
      Land of Knees   
      If We Were Birds
       
About
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EDUCATION               
2012 - 2017    BFA with Curatorial Minor, ECUAD, Vancouver
2015 - 2016    Erasmus, Universität der Kunst, Berlin   

SOLO/ TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2024    (upcoming) Lollipops of Insomnia, TAP Art Space, Montreal
2022    Searching for Splenda, Celine Bureau, Montreal
2021    Waiting for Splenda (Prologue), Liquidation World, Vancouver
            Gas Station, Marmo Gallery, Olympia
2020    Honest Cuts, The New Gallery, Calgary
2018    Kunstgriff Presents: The Influencers, Duplex Projects, Vancouver
2016    I Dare Any Lover Of Painting To Love a Picture As Much As A Fetishist Loves A Shoe, ECUAD, Vancouver
2015    Fast Supper, Oh Pamela Gallery, Berlin
            Tea Prophet, Horses Records, Vancouver

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023    (upcoming) Along the Way, TAP Art Space, Montreal
            (upcoming) Toronto Art Fair, with TAP Art Gallery, Toronto
            Midnight Hour, The Hole, New York
2022    Another Room, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver
            Angelica’s Lament, Lots of Love Festival, Montreal
2021    Celine Garage, Celine Bureau, Montreal
2019    Women’s Work, Galerie L’Inconnue, Montreal
            Popular Spirituality, Family Unit, Montreal
2018    #tearitdown, UNIT/Pitt Projects, Vancouver
            Fish, Family Unit, Montreal
2017    Pivots and Spins, Access Gallery, Vancouver
            Neu Collection, Plaza Projects, Richmond
2016    Taste Offer, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver   
2015    Rundgang, Universität der Kunst, Berlin
            In Dreams: Art Waste, Astro Turf, Vancouver
            GGS, Skylight Gallery, Vancouver
            GIF Arts Festival, Coaxial, Los Angeles
2014    Over Under Over Under, Red Gate Arts Society, Vancouver
            Bodies In Motion, Project Gallery, Toronto
            Print, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver
            Defining Moments, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver

RESIDENCIES                   
2021    Celine Bureau, Montreal
2020    Honest Cuts, The New Gallery, Calgary
2016    Scholarship residency, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver

PUBLICATIONS
2022    Wrong Wave, Unit/PITT, Vancouver
2021    Tear It Down: catalogue for a once-ephemeral poster project, Unit/PITT, Vancouver
2020    Art Maze Mag, Issue 19
2018    Splenda and Friends, Moogie Mag
            The Hills Are Alive With The Sounds, Issue 404, Publication Studio
2017    Terms Of Use, self-published newspaper
2016    World Legend, published through Malaspina Printmakers
            Artist Feature, DDOOGG 2015    Artist Feature, Discorder Magazine

PRESS
2023    Olga Abeleva: Interview, In The Weeds, Veronika Ivanona, CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal
            Olga Abeleva: Interview, In The Weeds, Veronika Ivanona, Radio Vilnius, Lithuania
2019    Olga Abeleva: Halloween Special, Rebecca Storm, Editorial Magazine
            Anne Low, Luanne Martineau, Olga Abeleva: Women’s Work, Mousse Magazine
            Women’s Work, CURA Magazine

AWARDS & GRANTS
2023    Canada Council Research + Development Grant
2022    Canada Council Research + Development Grant
2020    Mentorship bursary (with artists Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau), Jeunes Volontaires, Montreal
2017    Renee Van Halm + Pietro Widmer Graduation Award for Visual Arts, ECUAD, Vancouver
2015    Student Opportunity grant, ECUAD, Vancouver

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2023                    Production Designer for film Como La Flor (dir. Alba Daza)
                            Costume assistant for Untitled Juan David Padilla Film (dir. Juan Padilla)
2023 - 2024        Mentor for artist Nadya Isabella, Jeunes Volontaires program   
                            Mentor for artist Shahin Sharafaldin, Jeunes Volontaires program
2022                    Costume Designer for play Avant de Devenir un Arbre, Fille du Laitier
2021                    Costume assistant, The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum (dir. Chloë Lum + Yannick            
                            Desranleau)
2020 - 2022        Studio assistant, Chloë Lum + Yannick Desranleau