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olya salimova


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 experiments with many materials, techniques and approaches 


salimova currently lives and works in both mi and il / she is an artist-in-residence at bolt residency 2023-2024, chicago artist coalition / she exhibited her work in multiple group exhibitions in mi, il, oh and ky / her first solo show beesworks took place in 2021, at SITE galleries, chicago, il / salimova’s next solo show is taking place in january, 2024, at chicago artist coalition.

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