Biography

Art-critic, photographer, lecturer.

Currently the main sphere of interests is art criticism of contemporary photography. Interviews with emerging and established photographers and curators, as well as reviews on photobooks and exhibitions around the world are regularly published on such resources as "Belarussian Journal", "ON AIR" and "Photographer.ru". Since 2016 - a Photographer.ru columnist with a monthly column "Tomorrow's Photography with Olga Bubich". In 2016-2017 was a co-editor of the online resource on contemporary photography "Bleek Magazine

Among Olga's interviewees there have been Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Alec Soth, Simon Norfolk, Adam Broomberg, Donald Weber, Rob Hornstra, Carla van de Puttelaar, Helen van Meene, Jessie Mann, Margot Errante, Michael Ackerman, Ann-Chistin Bertrand (C/O Berlin), Angela Li (Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong) and many others.

Born and currently lives in Minsk (Belarus). In 2002 graduated with honours from Minsk State Lingustic University majoring in English and Italian, English and Italian literature. In 2003 at the same University defended her Master's thesis on Pedagogy. In 2001 also studied the Italian language and culture at the "Universita' per Stranieri" in Perugia (Italy) after having won a scholarship from the Italian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus.

Studied theory and practice of photography at workshops conducted by Andrei Dubinin (Belarus), Alexei Nikishin (Russia), Claudine Doury (France) and Xavier Fernandes-Fuentes (Spain/the Netherlands).

Also successfully completed the following distance corses "Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques" (by Anna Divinsky, the Pennsylvania State University, the USA),  "Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content" (by Jonah Berger, University of Pennsylvania), "Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art" and "Seeing through Photography" (at the Museum of Modern Art, the USA).

Series and single photographs have been exhibited in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Armenia, Italy and the Netherlands. The photoproject "Inner City" was awarded the 3rd place in the International Festival ADNAK in 2011. The series «Alter Locus» got a special mentioning in the design contest "Postulate-2012". The photography entitled «Anna's Dreams» was a finalist at the gallery «Icon Prize» in the contest for the book cover picture of «Unfastened Heart» by Lane von Hertzen.

In 2013-2014  the translations of the poems composed by contemporary American, Italian and African poets were published in the Belarussian magazine "Маladosts".

In 2015 the review on the phenomenon of Vitebsk photography was awarded the 1 prize in the nomination "cultural event review" in the writing contest "On the Way to Contemporary Museum".

In 2013 the review on Erik Stepanjan's photobook "Lucas" was awarded the 3rd prize in the contest of reviews "Reading a Photobook in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

In 2013 as an illustrator Olga was engaged into the publication of the set of essays on food and philosophy "incr(edible) stories" by a famous Belarussian writer Volha Hapeyeva, for which she created a series of conceptual photographs.

At the moment is actively engaged in crtiticism and analysis of contemporary Belarussian photography, she regularly holds lectures on Photography in Visual Studies at the Belarussian State University where for more than 10 years she has been working at the Department of the English Language and Speech Communication. Among the disciplines she teaches are General English, English for Sociologists, English for Psychologists, English for Information and Communication Students.

Since 2014 she has been a member of the "Month of Photography in Minsk" team leaded by a prominent Belarussian photographer and curator Andrey Liankevich.

Exhibitions:

2017 - (solo) "Bigger than I", "Month of Photography in Minsk", Minsk, Belarus

2016 - (group) "Keep your Eyes Peeled", aff-gallerie, Berlin, Germany

2016 - (solo) "Bigger than I", Borgis, Grugliasco, Italy

2014 - (solo) "Somewhere and Here Again", Zair Azgur's Museum, Minsk, Belarus

2014 - (solo) "Somewhere and Here Again", art-space of the cinema "Кrugovaya Panorama", Моscow, Russia

2013 - (solo) "20 Women", gallery "University of Culture", Мinsk, Belarus

2013 - (group) the project "Inner City" represented the Republic of Belarus at the international exhibition "Аrt-EXPO CIS-2013" in Gyumri, Armenia

2013 - (solo) "Inner City", musem "Vyhod (Exit)", Оdessa, Ukraine

2013 - (group) "Another Africa", Bagni Municipali, Turin, Italy

2013 - (group) "Another Africa", "Trotts", Alphen-aan-den-Rijn, the Netherlands

2012 - (group) a photo from the series "Another Africa" took part in the anniversary exhibition “NOVA. THE VERY BEST” at the gallery "NOVA", Minsk, Belarus

2012 - (group) the project “Alter Locus” took part in the exposition "Postulate", gallery "Univeristy of Culture", Minsk, Belarus

2012 - (group) the project "Inner City" took part in the international exhibition "Young Russian Photography", Cheboksary, Russia

2012 - (group) several photographs were exposed in the international exhibition "Naked King: the World Through the Eyes of a Child", Riga, Latvia

2011 - (solo) "Inner City", gallery "University of Culture", Minsk, Belarus