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Olga Vasilyevna Okuneva

Born in Otradniy, Russia

Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands



  • 1976-1980, Orenburg Art College, Russia
  • 1982-1987, Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts

Solo-exhibitions (selection):

  • 2015, Russian Centre of Culture, New Delhi, India, December 4 till December 22
  • 2015, Agnieten Chapel, Gouda, Netherlands, December 4 till December 24
  • 2014, The Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen House, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition is open from October 3 till December 22, 2014
  • 2014, De Koninklijke Industrieele Grote Club, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2014, Museum of Fine Arts, Orenburg, Russia
  • 2011, Art project 'Hortus Botanicus', Russian Centre of Culture, Trivandrum, India
  • 2011, Russian Centre of Culture, Chennai, India
  • 2011, Gallery Art World (together with Asma Menon), Chennai, India
  • 2011, 'Gallery 91', The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2011, The Embassy of the Russian Federation, Consular Department, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2011, Frisian Grafic Arts Museum (Fries Grafisch Museum), Joure, Netherlands
  • 2009, 'Walled Garden', gallery 'Orangery', Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2006, 'Crossroads', Gallery Art Korner, the Hague, the Netherlands (together with H. Husseinov)
  • 2003, Russian Parliament, 'The Duma', Moscow, Russia
  • 2002, State Museum of Oriental Arts, Moscow, Russia
  • 2002, 'Dhar Hall', Indian Embassy in Moscow, Russia
  • 1999, Tiroler Kunstlerschaft, Buchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1999, Russian Centre of Sdience and Culture, Chennai( Madras), India
  • 1998, Palace Mirabel, Salzburg, Austria
  • 1997, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, New Delhi, India
  • 1997, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Mumbai (Bombay), India
  • 1997, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
  • 1997, 'Taller', Kufstein, Austria
  • 1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India
  • 1995, 'Dhar Hal', Indian Embassy in Moscow, Russia
  • 1995, Artists' Union Exhibition Hall, Orenburg, Russia
  • 1994, State Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 1993, Exhibition Hall 'Prospect Mira, 14', Moscow, Russia
  • 1992, Centre or Culture 'Perovo', Moscow, Russia
  • 1991, Museum of Ural Youth Movement, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 1985, Started participating in art exhibitions

Group-exhibitions (selection):

  • 2009, Exhibition of private collections, Grote Kerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 2008, 'Wonderful World', Grote Kerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 2007, 'Trees, My Friends, My Brothers', Gallery Goda, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, (together with Hanneke de Munck)
  • 2007, Festival of Russian Culture, Gallery Goda, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, (together with Sietse Bakker and Amiran Djanashvili)
  • 2006, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2006, Kunstkerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2003-2004, Art project 'Samyatra' together with Frits Kraay (Netherlands) and Akhilesh Verma (India) - Kochi, Lila Gallery; Chennai, Apparao Gallery; Bhopal, Museum of Contemporary Art Bharat Bhavan; New Delhi, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, India; Art Korner Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2003, International Arts Fund, Moscow, Russia
  • 2003, 'Pluriform', Kunstkerk Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 'The 1-st Exhibition of Moscow Prints - New Century', Moscow, Russia
  • 2002, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai, Trivandrum, India (together with Frits Kraay)
  • 2002, 'Malayala Kalagramam', Art Centre, New Mahe, India (with Frits Kraay)
  • 2001, 'Miniatures of Moscow Prints', Moscow, Russia
  • 2001, Trade House 'Biblio -Globus', Moscow, Russia
  • 2000, Gallery 'Arco Romano', Medinacelly, Spain
  • 2000, 'Women of the World', White Column Hall, New York, USA
  • 1998, The 19-th Independent Exhibition of Prints, Kanagava, Japan
  • 1995, Ural Triennial of Prints, Ufa, Russia
  • 1992, 'Depth of Russia', Moskou, Russia
  • 1992, Biennial of Graphic Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1991, 'Russian House', Kostaki Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1991, '46 Russian Painters', Toulouse, France
  • 1990, 'Drawing and Print in the RSFSR', Moskou, Russia
  • 1990, 'Youth of Russia', Moskou, Russia
  • 1990, Triennial 'Intergraphic', Berlin, Germany
  • 1989, Exhibition of Russian Print, St.-Petersburg, Russia


  • Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Netherlands
  • Museum of Fine Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Museum of Fine Art, Orenburg, Russia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Bharat Bhavan Miltie-Art Center, Bhopal, India
  • Foundation of Russian Artits' Union
  • Ministry of Culture, Russia
  • State and private collections in Russia, Austria, India
  • Private collections in the Netherlands, Russia, USA, Austria, Germany, India, Spain, France.


  • 1998, awarded the title 'Honored Artist of Russian Federation'
  • 1999, scolarship of 'Kultur Kontakt Institute', Austria
  • 1994, Russian President Grant 'For the illustration of the Indian epos 'Mahabharata'

Other activities

  • 1990, admitted to the 'Union of Arts of Russia'
  • 1999, working in Buchsenhausen Art Studios, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1988-1997, working in 'Seneg', The House of Arts of Russia and in 'The Cheluskinskaya', House of Russian Graphics, Moscow, Russia
  • 1987-1989, teaching in the State Art College, and in the State Art School for Children, Orenburg, Russia