Olga Jürgenson has enjoyed an interesting journey from a Fine Art education focused on Socialist Realism at The Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia, to currently working as a contemporary multi-disciplinary artist and curator living in the UK.
Throughout her artistic career she participated in numerous significant group exhibitions globally, including MANIFESTA 10, Liverpool, Moscow and Ural biennials, Wind Art Festival (South Korea), Visions in the Nunnery (London, UK), Xth Media Forum (31 Moscow International Film Festival, Russia), Blue-Collar Blues (Kunsthalle, Tallinn, Estonia).
Jürgenson undertook several international residencies and fellowships including: Artists House Lucas (Ahrenshoop, Germany), IDAT (University of Plymouth, UK), Peterborough Digital Arts (UK), pARTage (Mauritius) and others. Two of her most recent solo exhibitions, of more than twenty, were at The State Hermitage Museum (2013, St Petersburg, Russia) and New Hall Art Collection, the University of Cambridge (2014, UK).
Jürgenson was awarded numerous grants, scholarships and awards from European foundations, including from KulturKontakt (Austria), European Cultural Foundation (Netherlands), Kultuurkapital (Estonia), Commissions East (UK), Arts Council England (UK), and was selected for Escalator Visual Arts in 2010. In 2011 she was nominated for Kandinsky Prize in Moscow, Russia.
Her works are in state and private collections across the world, including The State Russian Museum (St Petersburg, Russia), National Centre for Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Oulu Art Museum (Finland), The University of Cambridge and many others. While as a curator, Jürgenson has organised exhibitions and screenings of videoworks by British artists in several countries and was invited to judge various art competitions.