portrait © Nadine Trushina, 2019

Olga F. Koroleva, London-based artist-researcher-curator-forager-lecturer. I work with recorded and live media, photography, and writing exploring ways of non-exploitative cohabitation with multiple others on this planet. I am the founder of the international peer-group The Political Animal.

In December 2020 I adopted the middle name Farida given by my grandfather in response to my question: what would he name me, if he could, according to his language and culture.

There are four major strands in my practice at the moment: a speculative multispecies storytelling project themed around care, a contemporary feminist take on the supernatural love story performance and video project with a scent narrative based on the poem Le Gars (Marina Tsvetaeva, 1924), a research project focused on recognition of more-than-human personhood and cetacean rehabilitation efforts, and an exploration of vegetal worlds and how plants can help visualise hidden disability, via a decolonial mapping of plant propagation trajectories.

I am a Film Practice Fellow at The Centre for Film and Ethics, Queen Mary University of London (2019-2022), a Virtual Artist in Residence at Global Research Network (2019-2020), and a recipient of Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice Grant (2019-2020).

I have an interview published in verdure engraved 2020 compiled by sound artist Jez Riley French - read pdf of my interview here, or download the full publication and album from verdure engraved for free or give what you can.

My pronouns are she/her.

Follow me on instagram @olgakoroleva_studio
or get in touch by email olga_koroleva/at/hotmail.co.uk