the cyborgs undone, the ghosts came to light, the ancestors control the future
Friday, January 19, 2024 from 5-8pm
Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to announce the cyborgs undone, the ghosts came to light, the ancestors control the future, a solo exhibition by 2023-24 BOLT Resident Olya Salimova.
The cyborgs undone, the ghosts came to light, the ancestors control the future features works that speak to Salimova’s interest in (re)assembling the real and the unreal, abandoned and natural materials, and exploring textural strata and transfiguration.
The night will also include a performance. Rememberings is product of collaboration between Olya Salimova and cellist Timothy Fawkes, which brings Salimova’s visual and poetic language to experimental music landscape. Duration: 20 min.
The opening reception will be on January 19 from 5-8pm.
The performance will take place at 6pm.
Olya Salimova is an artist born and raised in Russia but now living in US. She considers how her body has crossed borders and become a transplant. Transformation and hybridity are the ideas and methods that guide her art practice.
Salimova holds her BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with her previous degree in philology and English, and an MBA. Her multivalent life and work experiences – from translation to project management and from bodybuilding to arts – manifest themselves in experimentations with many materials, techniques and approaches.
Salimova exhibited her work in multiple group exhibitions and online. Her solo show Beesworks took place at SITE Galleries, Chicago, IL, in September, 2021.
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