S02E01: Olga Cironis
Olga Cironis is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the murky undertones and impact that history and memory have on personal and shared identity. She examines the notions of belonging in today’s cultural globalisation — in particular, appropriated histories and accepted attitudes on belonging in the Australian cultural and social landscape.
Within her work are layers of research, collected stories, muted voices and cultural heritage. Olga’s 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, 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.
Cironis holds a Diploma of Education from Edith Cowan University, WA. Her Masters and Bachelors of Visual Arts are from the University of Sydney (SCA). She is represented in numerous prominent collections nationally & internationally.
You can find more of Olga’s work at http://www.olgacironis.com