Olga Chekaryeva is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in contemporary art.
Born in Ukraine, currently she lives in Toronto, Canada.
Having theatrical professional background, she became proficient in performing arts, both playing and directing. Later she started her career in video editing on television, created few short videos and in 2018 obtained Bachelor's degree in Arts in the area of video production.
The same year she moved to Canada and switched her attention to conceptual photography.
The central theme of her artworks is physical, sexual, material and emotional violence against women and children. They often reflect on fragility of human's body, death, aggression, addictions and obsessions.
Examining her own "soul scars" through her creative works, performances, videos and photos, she makes their aesthetics fierce, painful and explicit.
02 Jul - 11 Jul 2021: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada
21 May - 23 May 2021: Odesa Photo Days, Ukraine
15 May - 29 May 2021: THE BEAUTY IN MADNESS, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
17 Apr - 22 Apr 2021: What is Art II, Boomer Gallery, London, UK
10 Apr - 30 Apr 2021: Unpologetically Human, Worth Project, Kingston, ON, Canada
16 Mar - 01 Jun 2021: She/Her/They/Them, IncuArts Gallery, Honolulu, HI, USA
01 Oct - 15 Nov 2020: International Group Show, Japan Exhibit, RedArtBox Garden Gallery
15 Sep - 14 Dec 2020: 3rd Women Artists Art Exhibition, Fusion Arts, CA, USA
25 Sep 2020 - 15 Jan 2021: CREATED EQUAL, Arlington Center for the Arts, MA, USA
22 Aug - 15 Sep 2020: STILL LIFE, Praxis gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
20 Aug - 24 Aug2020: ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 2.0, Switzerland
07 Jul - 17 Jul 2020: REVISIONS, Yermilov centre, Kharkiv, Ukraine
22 Aug 2020 - Director's Choice @ Praxis gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
14 May 2021 - 2x Honorable Mention @ 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award,
sections Women Seen by Women and Digital Manipulation & Collage