portrait © Nadine Trushina, 2019

Russian-born, London-based artist-researcher-curator-forager-lecturer of Tatar and Slavic descent. I work with recorded and live media, photography, and writing. Since 2016 i have been working within the field of animal theory. I am the founder of the international peer-group The Political Animal.

Currently, i am working on decolonising my practice and self.

There are four distinct environments in my practice at the moment: a speculative multispecies storytelling project themed around the notion and practice of healing, a 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 detour mapping trajectories of plant propagation.

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).

My pronouns are she/her.

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.

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