» Olga Korsunova
Photographer. Director General of the Information Center/Bureau FotoDepartament
Born in St. Petersburg
Photographer since 1972.
Worked at: Hudozhnik RSFSR publishing house, the State Hermitage, Young Spectators’ Theater, collaborated with Melodia company, multiple theaters and publishing houses of Leningrad and St. Petersburg.
From 1981 through 1996 lived in the wooded area on coast of Ladoga lake, episodically visiting the city.
1998 - "Archive OK" (Delta gallery), St. Petersburg, a part of the V St. Petersburg biennale Fall
1999 - "Scales" in "À-ß" hall of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, SPb;
1999 - "My grandfather" (Delta gallery), St. Petersburg
2000 - "Confiscated life. Rescriptum." 2000 –Ford Foundation grant for the project “Confiscated life” in the museum-apartment of S. M. Kirov in St. Petersburg and on the Internet;
2000 – «Northern Dryads» in «À-ß» hall of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, SPb;
2000 – «People. Things. ÕÕ century» (Delta gallery), St. Petersburg
2001 - «Hundred faces. Borey hypertext». BOREY ART art center, St. Petersburg 2005 – «Daughthers-mothers». Manege Central exhibition hall, under Dialogues VII International exhibits, St. Petersburg.
Selected group exhibits:
1976 - 1979 lots of local exhibits, art action with flutes;
1979 - Kuzukas (St. Kasimir Day) in Vilnius;
1986 – the City Day in Leningrad;
1998 – in memoriam of Boris Smelov (Delta gallery);
1998 – exhibit in Gatchina "Small theaters festival";
1999 – participation in VI St. Petersburg biennale Fall Photo Marathon
2001 – Curator and participant of the exhibit «Still life and photography» in the exhibition halls of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg;
2002 - Curator and participant of the exhibit «Portrait and photography» in the exhibition halls of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg;
2002 – participation in St. Petersburg Fall Photo Marathon;
2002 – Curator and participant of the project «Portrait of an old house» the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF;
2003 – «St. Petersburg 2002» Manege Central exhibition hall;
2003 – Curator and participant of the exhibit «Streets-faces, years-houses» the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF in the exhibition halls of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg;
Her works are represented:
In the Russian National Library SPb, Norton George collection, USA, Russian and overseas private collections and galleries. Curator of over 30 photography exhibits.
Selected curatorial exhibits in 2005:
ßíâàðü 2005 – Exhibition project «Playing associations» and «Newest stories» under the annual exhibit «St. Petersburg 2004». Manege Central exhibition hall, St. Petersburg. Traveling exhibits: Krasnoyarsk, Alma-Aty, Nizhny Novgorod.
March 2005 - Exhibit «The Two». Organizer: State Center of Photography. Tsvety exhibition hall, St. Petersburg
March-April 2005 - Exhibition project «Playing with space». Joint project of the State Center of Photography and TV Channel 5, St. Petersburg.
July 2005 - Festival «Open Photography», exhibits «Nevsky prospect panorama» and «Myths and legends of St. Petersburg». Organizers: Bureau «Kultsovet», State Center of Photography. Museum-apartment of A. S. Pushkin, St. Petersburg.
September 2005 - Exhibition of St. Petersburg photographers «St. Petersburg school. Silver prints». M'ARS gallery, Moscow
From 1999 through 2005 - Director of the project Baltic School of Photography, the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF and St. Petersburg society «À-ß». Senior research associate of the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF.
From fall of 2005 through summer of 2006 was one of the founders of the Foundation and school of photography Peterburgskie fotomasterskie (St. Petersburg Photo Studios).