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.


EDUCATION

 

 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

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

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.