Olga Bubich
Art-critic, photographer, lecturer.
Born and currently lives in Minsk (Belarus).

At present the main sphere of interests is journalism in art and photography-related fields and contemporary photobooks. As a freelancer has collaborated with a number of Belarussian, Russian and international media, among which - "Bird in Flight", "Belarussian Journal", "ON AIR", "Photographer.ru" and many others. Since 2016 - a Photographer.ru columnist with a monthly column "Tomorrow's Photography with Olga Bubich". In 2016-2017 was a co-editor of the online resource on contemporary photography "Bleek Magazine" .

In 2019 self-published "Bigger than I" photobook dedicated to the phenomenon of "Chernobyl children" - Belarussian kids who since the late 1990s have been participating in humanitarian programms being hosted by European and North-American families during their summer holidays. As interpreter and educator Olga has been working with them with Belarussian NGO "Hope for the Future".

Among Olga's interviewees there have been Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Alec Soth, Simon Norfolk, Adam Broomberg, Donald Weber, Rob Hornstra, Carla van de Puttelaar, Helen van Meene, Jessie Mann, Margot Errante, Michael Ackerman, Ann-Chistin Bertrand (C/O Berlin), Angela Li (Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong) and many others.

Has Master's Degree in Pedagogics and Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics (English and Italian). In 2001 took a course at the "Universita' per Stranieri" in Perugia (Italy) after having won a scholarship from the Italian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus. In 2002-2017 taught at the Belarusian State University (the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Science and Journalism), where, in addition to writing and co-writing text books, she also designed and taught a course "Photography in Visual Studies" (in English).

Studied theory and practice of photography at workshops conducted by Andrei Dubinin (Belarus), Alexei Nikishin (Russia), Claudine Doury (France) and Xavier Fernandes-Fuentes (Spain/the Netherlands).

Series and single photographs have been exhibited in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Armenia, Italy and the Netherlands. The photoproject "Inner City" was awarded the 3rd place in the International Festival ADNAK in 2011. The series «Alter Locus» got a special mentioning in the design contest "Postulate-2012". The photography entitled «Anna's Dreams» was a finalist at the gallery «Icon Prize» in the contest for the book cover picture of «Unfastened Heart» by Lane von Hertzen.

In 2015 the review on the phenomenon of Vitebsk photography was awarded the 1 prize in the nomination "cultural event review" in the writing contest "On the Way to Contemporary Museum".

In 2013 the review on Erik Stepanjan's photobook "Lucas" was awarded the 3rd prize in the contest of reviews "Reading a Photobook in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

In 2013 as an illustrator Olga was engaged into the publication of the set of essays on food and philosophy "incr(edible) stories" by a famous Belarussian writer Volha Hapeyeva, for which she created a series of conceptual photographs.

Since 2014 she has been a member of the "Month of Photography in Minsk" team headed by a prominent Belarussian photographer and curator Andrey Liankevich.
Exhibitions
2017 - (group) "Hold on - Let go", aff-gallerie, Berlin, Germany

2017 - (solo) "Bigger than I", "Month of Photography in Minsk", Minsk, Belarus

2016 - (group) "Keep your Eyes Peeled", aff-gallerie, Berlin, Germany

2016 - (solo) "Bigger than I", Borgis, Grugliasco, Italy

2014 - (solo) "Somewhere and Here Again", Zair Azgur's Museum, Minsk, Belarus

2014 - (solo) "Somewhere and Here Again", art-space of the cinema "Кrugovaya Panorama", Моscow, Russia

2013 - (solo) "20 Women", gallery "University of Culture", Мinsk, Belarus

2013 - (group) the project "Inner City" represented the Republic of Belarus at the international exhibition "Аrt-EXPO CIS-2013" in Gyumri, Armenia

2013 - (solo) "Inner City", musem "Vyhod (Exit)", Оdessa, Ukraine

2013 - (group) "Another Africa", Bagni Municipali, Turin, Italy

2013 - (group) "Another Africa", "Trotts", Alphen-aan-den-Rijn, the Netherlands

2012 - (group) a photo from the series "Another Africa" took part in the anniversary exhibition "NOVA. THE VERY BEST" at the gallery "NOVA", Minsk, Belarus

2012 - (group) the project "Alter Locus" took part in the exposition "Postulate", gallery "Univeristy of Culture", Minsk, Belarus

2012 - (group) the project "Inner City" took part in the international exhibition "Young Russian Photography", Cheboksary, Russia

2012 - (group) several photographs were exposed in the international exhibition "Naked King: the World Through the Eyes of a Child", Riga, Latvia

2011 - (solo) "Inner City", gallery "University of Culture", Minsk, Belarus