Canadian. Born in Khabarovsk, Russia (1968).
Lives and works in Havana, Cuba.

Exhibited all over the world, Olga Chagaoutdinova’s work explores medium of photography and video. Without being documentary, she has a highly sensitive take on different cultures and social changes with her newly distanced gaze on her native Russia or the Cuban society where she now lives and works. Through series of portraits, domestic interiors or performative video works, she offers refined, deeply revealing images, powerful amalgams of strength and fragility.

Chagaoutdinova experienced the first effects of perestroika and remained attentive to the evolution of her native country. She returned to Russia to produce an important photographic series that juxtapose artifacts of a traditional Soviet life with heterogeneous elements of a Western consumer culture. She has also looked for similar traces in Cuba, another underdeveloped communist country also marked by consumer dreams.

A graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver) and Concordia University (Montreal), Olga Chagaoutdinova was nominated for the prestigious Kandinsky Award and received the Eleonora Duse Award at the Asolo Film Festival in 2012. Her work has been presented in several countries around the world, including China, Italy, Finland, Cuba, Russia, France, the United States and Canada.

 

COLLECTIONS :

Far East Museum of Fine Art (Khabarovsk, Russie)
Centro Hispano-Americano de la Cultura (La Havane, Cuba).
Banque Nationale du Canada (Montréal, Canada)
Collection Prêt d’œuvres d’art du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec, Canada)
Hydro-Québec (Montréal, Canada)

Curriculum Vitae


Exhibitions

Filigranes en mille temps

Anne-Renée Hotte, Clint Griffin, Jan Johnson Old Master & Modern Prints, Milutin Gubash, Olga Chagaoutdinova
January 14 - March 4, 2017

Harder, Better, Faster

Dominique Sirois, Mégane Voghell, Olga Chagaoutdinova, Stéphanie De Couto Costa
June 11 - August 20, 2016

un-ravelling

Olga Chagaoutdinova
February 23 - March 30, 2013

STOM-ACHE

Olga Chagaoutdinova
September 10 - October 11, 2009

New photography

Maureen Rodrigues-Labreche, Olga Chagaoutdinova, Tomasz Szadkowski
June 3 - June 30, 2006

Press

  • 2014. 01. 01. - N.G.. Well Hung, Monocle Magazine. PDF
  • 2013. 03. 08. - Nives Hajdin. Alberta Photographers Explore New Terrain at Esker Foundation, Canadian Art. web | PDF
  • 2013. 03. 07. - Khoba Sysavane. Galerie Trois Points – Scott Everingham and Olga Chagaoutdinova, The Belgo Report. web | PDF
  • 2013. 03. 04. - Maude Lefebvre. Olga Chagaoutdinova à la Galerie Trois Points, The Belgo Report. web | PDF
  • 2012. 08. 21. - Ferran Mateo. La “Madre Rusia” vista por sus hijos, Rusia Hoy. web | PDF
  • 2012. 03. 12. - Marie-Eve Charron. Semaine des foires d’art contemporain – Le Québec se démarque à New York, Le Devoir . web | PDF
  • 2012. 01. 01. - Patrick Mikhail Gallery. Olga Chagaoutdinova, Patrick Mikhail Gallery. PDF
  • 2012. 01. 01. - Anne Wilkes Tucker. Portfolio Review Russia, Aperture Magazine. PDF
  • 2011. 09. 14. - Bettina Forget. In the Time of Sakura at Galerie Trois Points, The Belgo Report. web | PDF
  • 2011. 05. 02. - Murray Whyte. Figure and Ground : Dynamic Landscape, Toronto Star. web | PDF
  • 2011. 04. 28. - Trish Boon. Dynamic Landscape, In Conversation with Canadian Contemporary Art. web | PDF
  • 2010. 11. 27. - Julie Gagné. Souffrir en silence Stome-Ache. Olga Chagaoutdinova à Regart, Punctum arts visuels. PDF
  • 2010. 11. 11. - Sébastien Hudon. Olga Chagaoutdinova | L’éternel retour, Voir. web | PDF
  • 2010. 03. 01. - Gary michael Dault. Olga Chagaoutinova | From Russia and Cuba, Ciel Variable. web | PDF
  • 2009. 09. 17. - Canadian Art. Olga Chagaoutdinova: From Russia with Pain, Canadian Art Online. web | PDF
  • 2009. 01. 01. - Annie Lafleur. From Russia with Love | Olga Chagaoutdinova | La mémoire du présent retrouvé, Ovni Magazine. PDF
  • 2008. 09. 17. - Brett Bundale. The missing faces of Montreal, The Gazette. PDF
  • 2008. 01. 10. - Nicolas Mavrikakis. À surveiller, Voir. web | PDF
  • 2008. 01. 01. - Leah Sandals. Class of 2008 : At the threshold of the art world, Canadian Art. web | PDF
  • 2006. 12. 14. - Montreal Mirror. Is it Art?, Montreal Mirror. PDF
  • 2006. 06. 22. - Nicolas Mavrikakis. Chaîne de montages, Voir. web | PDF
  • 2006. 01. 01. - Valeria Zhmak. Face-to-face with female killers, BBC Russian. web | PDF
  • 2006. 01. 01. - Olga Chagaoutdinova. Russian Pictures, Canadian Portfolio. PDF
  • 2006. 01. 01. - Nicolas Mavrikakis. Une année de renouvellement, Voir. PDF