Olga Cironis, Marika
Olga Cironis, Marika

Olga Cironis

1963 - Olga Cironis, Marika 2017
  • archival digital print on paper
120 cm x 180 cm

Olga Cironis examines notions of belonging, cultural globalisation, appropriated histories and accepted attitudes on belonging in the Australian cultural and social landscape. She holds Masters and Bachelors of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney (SCA). 

Within Olga’s work are layers of research, collected stories, muted voices and cultural heritage. Her work is psychologically loaded with meaning, provoking and seducing the viewer, navigating them through history and inviting them to question our social and environmental connections. 

By engaging viewers to become part of her work, Olga questions the meaning of public and private space and the gender and social norms that permeate our accepted actions. Her artistic investigations are founded upon her Greek, Czech and Australian heritage. These aspects are used to engage people beyond the familiar. 

Olga is a prolific artist, contributing to solo and group exhibitions nationally. She is represented in numerous prominent national and international collections. 

In her art practice Olga is concerned with personal and collective identity and what identity really means in today’s Cultural Globalisation. Olga scrutinises western popular culture by exploring and placing before us the ‘other’, and questioning cultural and social norms. From a strong migrant feminist foundation, her art practice is somewhat paradoxical, often melancholic with a poetic expression. Through her work, Olga succeeds to seduce the public to further explore, reflect and question our own place in the world. (Paola Anselmi, 2014)

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Olga Cironis 1963 - Playing war with daddy
  • toy gun, hair and thread
30 cm x 40 cm

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