Olia Gorohova (born 1984) is a visual artist, who lives and works in Oslo. Originally from Belarus, she graduated in 2013 with a BFA degree in ceramics from the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. In 2018 she got the MFA degree from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, program Medium and Material Based Art.
Olia Gorohova is an artist working mainly with the handicraft traditions of figurative porcelain, making sculptures that reflect different psychological aspects of an individual and society. She observes and explores the complexity and beauty inherent in the collisions of contrasting phenomena and concepts. Taking inspiration from deviations in what is predictable human behavior and appearance, she makes figurative compositions that illustrate the clash of internal conflict; of contradictory psychological mechanisms, the interaction of ordered structures against something chaotic. Gorohova treats working with ceramics as a need for labor and materiality, and as a means of escaping our hyper-technological and fast-paced digital world.
2015 - 2018 Oslo National Academy of the Arts, MFA program Medium and Material Based Art, Norway
2012 - 2013 Polytechnic University in Valencia, Internships, Visual Arts, Spain
2010 - 2013 Academy of Arts and Design in Prague, BA program Visual Arts, Czech Republic
05 / 2019: Underlying Resonance, curated by Emm Berring, Madelaine Sillfors, Sofia Wickman. Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden.
10 / 2018: Kunstfest 2018, Gassbygningen, Bærums Verk, Norway
06 / 2018: TRAUST, curated by Stefan Schröder, Formrommet, KHIO, Oslo
03 / 2018: I never saw a crack I didnt like, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
08 / 2017: Solo Exhibition "Immersion", Oslo Prosjektrom
01 / 2017: Work presentation, curator Solveig Lønmo, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Trondheim, Norway
10 / 2016: Solo Exhibition “The bull that shaved his horns”, NOK Galleri, Bodø, Norway
09 / 2016: Opencall , Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, Norway
09 / 2016: Kunsthåndverk 201 , Hydrogenfabrikken, Fredrikstad, Norway
02 / 2016: Solo Exhibition “Shaking the Anthill” , Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, Norway
12 / 2015: Medium rare , Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, Norway
09 / 2014: Lodz Design Festival, Lodz, Poland.
05 / 2014: Anatomy of Europe, Poznan Design Days, Poznan, Poland.
03 / 2014: Crash test, Gallery Czechdesign, Prague, Czech Republic.
09 / 2013: Artsemestr, AAAD, Prague, Czech Republic.
05 / 2013: Jak? Jinak! Gallery Debut, Prague, Czech Republic.
01 / 2013: Design Block, Prague, Czech Republic.