Olesja Katšanovskaja-Münd

Olesja Katšanovskaja-Münd

Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

About Olesja Katšanovskaja-Münd

I use a mix of techniques to create my paintings. I am interested in the aesthetics of hidden, undiscovered and often invisible matters.
I consider/examine personal experience, feelings and involvement in the context of historical and social events in order to find opportunities for transformation and adaptation to new living conditions. I engage with social subjects such as power, stateless status, migrations, integration, assimilation, consumption, female issues and also rituals, traditions and the ghosts of the past, inhabiting and hacking our current state of affairs.


Artist Olesja Katšanovskaja- Münd lives and works in Estonia. Mostly, her works addressed to the identity problems. She is working in various media (installation, performance, video, drawing, oil painting).
Olesja Katšanovskaja- Münd education and creative path are constantly searching for intersections with interdisciplinary areas. The obtained education and work experience in fine art, museum pedagogy and conservation, give her an opportunity to feel the art performance as an artist, to penetrate its deep layers as a conservator and research in its functional component as an educator.
She received BA degree in Fine Art at University of Tartu and MA degree in Art Pedagogy at Estonian Academy of Arts. She continues her studies in Art conservation department at State Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.