olga bennett 



Olga Bennett
born Moscow, Russia; lives in Melbourne, Australia since 2007

EDUCATION

2018 _ Master of Fine Art (by Research) candidate, Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne
2017 _ Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne
2016 _ Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne
2003 _ Moscow State University, Russia

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2019 _ Artist residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium - upcoming
2019 _ KINGS Artist Run emerging writers program 
2018 _ John and Mary Kerley Studio Research Travelling Scholarship recipient
2017 _ Lowensteins Arts Management Award winner
2017 _ Bowness Prize – finalist
2017 _ Footscray Art Prize – finalist
2015 _ Evans Family award for photography winner
2015 _ CCP Salon award, Centre for Contemporary Photography — winner
2015 _ Majlis Travelling Scholarship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery — finalist
2015 _ University of Melbourne Student Union Arts Grant recipient
2014 _ CCP Salon award, Centre for Contemporary Photography — winner
2014 _ Proud student award, Maragaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne — winner

SOLO AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2018 _ Untitled_ccp_archive.jpg, Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2018 _ P34_Brancusi_in_Guggenheim_clonestamp…jpg (variant)C3 Contemporary, Melbourne
2017 _ The right eyes, BUS Projects, Melbourne
2015 _ Naturally Occurring, with Mikaela Fisher, C3 Contemporary, Melbourne
2014 _ Yoko Ozawa and Olga Bennett, Gallery Kiitos, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 _ CAVES Fundraiser, CAVES Gallery, Melbourne - upcoming
2019 _ m_othering, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne – curated by Abbra Kotlarczyk and Antonia Sellbach - upcoming

2018 _ Still Life Part I, Irene Rose Gallery, Melbourne – curated by Adam Stone
2018 _ The Art of Collecting, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2017 _ CAVES Fundraiser, CAVES Gallery, Melbourne
2017 _ The man with three names, LON Gallery, Melbourne – curated by Meredith Stone
2017 _ VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2017 _ Bowness prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
2017 _ Objective Memory, KINGS artist-run, Melbourne – curated by Katie Ryan
2017 _ CAVES offsite @ Spring 1883 Art Fair, The Establishment, Sydney

2017 _ The 5th Bus Projects Editions, BUS Projects, Melbourne
2017 _ Proud, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2017 _ Footscray Art Prize, Footscray Art Center, Melbourne
2017 _ The Witching Hour, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2017 _ CAVES offsite @ THE SUBSTATION, Substation Gallery, Melbourne

2016 _ Faux Studio, C3 Contemporary, Melbourne – curated by Jon Butt
2016 _ The Union Collection: Recent Acquisitions 2012-2016, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2016 _ Transference, BUS Projects, Melbourne – curated by Madé Spencer-Castle
2016 _ Concrete Agenda, C3 Contemporary, Melbourne – curated by Tai Snaith
2016 _ CLUSTER Magazine pop-up show, Fitzroy, Melbourne

2015 _ CAVES SUMMER 2015/2016, CAVES Gallery, Melbourne
2015 _ CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2015 _ VCA Graduation Show, Melbourne
2015 _ Habitat: VCA – CalArts exchange, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne – curated by Sanja Pahoki
2015 _ Habitat: VCA – CalArts exchange, CalArts Main Galery, Los Angeles
2015 _ Proud, Maragaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2015 _ Majlis Travelling Scholarship, Maragaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2015 _ WOR(L)DS, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
2015 _ Conflict of Interests, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne

2014 _ CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2014 _ Proud, Maragaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2014 _ Compromise, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne

2013 _ CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2013 _ IPF Photo Prize, Independent Photography Festival at Magic Johnston, Melbourne

2012 _ Komorebi, Mr. Kitly Gallery, Melbourne
2012 _ Place of Assembly, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne

2010 _ Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2010 _ New North Photography Prize, New North Gallery, Melbourne
2010 _ Unsensored, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne

WRITING AND PUBLICATIONS

You have her hands and you have her love, exhibition text for Lara Chamas at KINGS Artist Run, 2019
Lucida Journal, Issue 1, 2015: Habitat
Environments, monograph, self published, edition of 150, 2011

BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRESS

Un Projects, Review of CAVES OFF SITE at the SUBSTATION, Laura Couttie, 25 May 2017
The Age: Our pick of what’s showing at the galleries, Dan Rule, 30th January 2016
Conversations with Creative Women (Volume Two), Tess McCabe, 2013
OEN, the189.com, 2013
Environments, book review, Oyster Magazine blog, oystermag.com, 2011
Environments – Artists in Their Work Space, book review, Mara Coson, Broadsheet, broadsheet.com.au, 2011
Environments, book review, Stephanie Lyall, The Thousands, thethousands.com.au, 2011
Environments, book review, Lucy Feagins, The Design Files, thedesignfiles.net, 2011
Where it gets made, interview and feature, Frankie, Issue 41, pp 76-81, 2011
Environments, interview, Extracurricular magazine, Issue 5, pp38-39, 2011
Extracurricular magazine, Issue 3, p27, 2010

RELATED  EXPERIENCE

2018 – ongoing, visitor services at Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne
2018 research assistant, Art + Australia journal, Melbourne
2015 – 2017 photographer, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2014 – 2015 volunteer, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2014 – 2015 volunteer, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne