About Olga Chagaoutdinova
Born and raised in Russia, Olga Chagaoutdinova now lives and works in Canada. Her photo and video-based work examines domesticity, globalization and, most recently, suffering in contemporary society. She received a Masters in Russian Language and World Literature from the Pedagogical University of Khabarovsk, Russia in 1992; a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University in 2005; and an MFA from Concordia University in 2008. Her work has been exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally, and has been collected by several significant institutions including, the Museum of Fine Art, Quebec, the Far East Museum of Fine Art, Khabarovsk, Hydro Québec, and the Royal Bank of Canada. Chagaoutdinova was the recipient of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward International Competition and the Foundation de Sève Award in 2005, the Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship and the Roloff Benny Fellowship in Photography in 2006, and the French Opline Prize in 2010. In 2008 Chagaoutdinova was selected by Canadian Art Magazine as one of the ten best graduate students in Canada.