INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW FOR MODELLENLAND MAGAZINE

 APRIL 2021

Can you tell us a little about you?

I was born in Uzbekistan. Mom is a pianist, dad is an engineer. I have a younger sister who lives in Moscow now. My daughter is 12 years old and she is a young artist - she loves drawing and digital painting. When I was a child our family moved to Russia.
I studied journalism in Moscow and worked as a model at the same time.
My daughter was born in 2008, and I moved to Thailand, where I lived for almost ten years, and started working on my photo art projects...
INTERVIEW FOR PIE APP, NUARE STUDIO INC. 10 QESTIONS TO OLGA VOLODINA

NOVEMBER 2021

Who or what influenced you as a photographer the most?
 
I think my family was my most significant influence. A person is a product of his environment, and my family is quite a creative and interesting one. My father is an engineer, but he always was interested in history and photography. My mother is a musician, plays the piano, and loves literature. All that I achieved in my life I did because of my parents. My school in Russia was pretty horrible, but luckily, it didn't break me...
INTERVIEW WITH OLGA VOLODINA FOR ITSLIQUID GROUP

DESEMBER 2020

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
 
OV – Life inspires me. The main focus of my work is always on a human. The images that I create are often my response to events in
the world or in my personal life. It is spontaneous, but I record the flow of thoughts and associations that occurs in my head. Thoughts later take shape and convert to images when emotions recede into the background. I always clearly imagine the picture in my head before I start working on it...
INTERVIEW FOR COCONUTS BANGKOK

NOVEMBER 2018

When we saw Russian-born, Bangkok-based photographer Olga Volodina’s unusual portraits, we were wowed by the artist’s vision of women in white.
 
Volodina’s most recent project sees her subjects completely coated in white paint, sporting everything from masks, crosses, bandages, religious robes and mandalas to wounds, bleeding orifices, and head scarves...
THE ECSTASY OF TRUTH”. INTERVIEW FOR AOYAMA DESIGN FORUM MAGAZINE TOKIO 

OCTOBER 2018

Russian-born, Bangkok-based photo artist Olga Volodina is a bold voice in conceptual mixed media art and combines elements of surrealism, social commentary, and insights into the human condition. The 30-something artist is fast gaining an international following due to her evocative style and strong compositions. Her latest exhibition, “Ecstasy of Truth” is part of Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 (BAB) and includes works from her "Metamorphosis" project and photos from her "Imaginarium" series...
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INTERVIEW FOR ECLECTIC MAGAZINE MOSCOW 2017 (RUS) ЧЕЛОВЕК И ЕГО МЕТАМОРФОЗЫ

APRIL 2018

Недавно совершенно случайно удалось познакомиться с удивительными работами фотохудожника Ольги Володиной, представленными на выставке «Метаморфозы».  Главный персонаж ее фотографий – человек. Ее работы завораживают. Позднее Ольга Володина рассказала Eclectic, что для нее значит эта профессия, о вдохновении, про свои эксперименты и перформансы, почему она живет в Бангкоке и… о критике от представителей ЛГБТ-сообщества...
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INTERVIEW FOR  РДХ MOSCOW 2017(RUS). ОЛЬГА ВОЛОДИНА О РОЛИ ИСКУССТВА ВО ВЗАИМОДЕЙСТВИИ ЛИЧНОСТИ И СОЦИУМА

MAY 2018

Российский фотограф Ольга Володина представила мультидисциплинарный арт-проект "Metamorphosis", затрагивающий самые острые проблемы современного общества. Мы поговорили с Ольгой Володиной о "Метаморфозах" и влиянии социума на человека в современном мире.
Проект, созданный в Бангкоке в тандеме с бодиарт художником из Румынии Марией Кристиной Пинтиеей, представляет собой серию черно-белых фотографий, а также stop-motion movie "Metamorphosis"...
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INTERVIEW FOR "365" MAGAZINE MOSCOW (RUS)

OCTOBER 2017

В Галерее Классической фотографии до 3 декабря 2017 года проходит фотовыставка, посвященная трансгендерным женщинам «M2F — Male to Female». «365» поговорил с автором выставки Ольгой Володиной и узнал, почему она выбрала именно такое направление, как относится к хирургическим вмешательствам и пластическим операциям.
 
Фотограф Ольга Володина показывает нам красоту и эстетику женского тела, не пытаясь шокировать, призывая полюбоваться и принять людей такими, какие они есть. В этой серии фотографий все внимание уделено композиции, свету и красоте человеческого тела...
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INTERVIEW FOR "BIRD IN FLIGHT" MAGAZINE MOSCOW 

NOVEMBER 2017

С20 октября в Галерее Классической Фотографии проходит выставка «M2F», где представлены снимки моделей-трансгендеров в жанре классического черно-белого ню. В основе перформанса — представление о том, что ню является лишь одной из форм художественного выражения в искусстве: только восприятие зрителя может наделить обнаженную натуру неким смыслом, который она изначально не несет.

Перед открытием выставки «M2F — Male to Female» в Бангкоке и Москве галеристы вывесили на стену выставочного зала огромный баннер с изображением обнаженного трансгендера...
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INTERVIEW FOR BANGKOK 101 MAGAZINE 

NOVEMBER 2016

Do you find yourself "inspired" by Chiang Mai?
 
That's a difficult question. I'm not really looking for "inspiration". It's quite the opposite actually. I do my projects to clear my head of all my thoughts.
But, on the other hand, if we define inspiration as a source of energy for the creative process, then I could say that Chiang Mai, with its laidback vibe, history, temples, and nature, is a great source. The slow-paced life here makes me slow down and reflect. I found my balance in Chiang Mai. It was really difficult for me to achieve this state in Bangkok with the constant noise inside/outside my head. So it's more of a therapy than a search for some inspiration...
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INTERVIEW FOR ARTTOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER 2016

Q How did you start your career of photographer?
 
A. "I didn't dream of becoming a photographer when I was a child. However, I was artistically minded, I enjoyed reading, I liked literature and history. I also used to write a lot. When it came to the choice of higher education and future profession I have changed a couple of universities and finally decided lo study journalism.
At the same time I was working as a model. I think it has influenced my style of photography: I was shooting fashion when I just started my path as a photographer and then little by little my style changed. I began to express my thoughts and ideas through my artworks, which became more conceptual."
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INTERVIEW FOR PARIS PHUKET MAGAZINE (FRENCH) 

MAY 2016

Une nature humaine blessée?
 
Plutôt malade! C'est ce que symbolise l'utilisation des bandages, toute la société, l'homme, la nature humaine est malade et elle l'est depuis longtemps Plusieurs des themes que jaborde sont influencés par mes origines russes, comme pour la censure, je le vois autour de moi avec mes amis qui après un, deux ou trois ans ont complètement changé d'opinion à propos de tout, à cause de la télévision, de la propagande. Mais en même temps, ça ne se passe pas qu'en Russie, c'est comme ça partout. Bien sur, je pars de ce que je connais le mieux, pour aller vers une universalité...
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INTERVIEW FOR OUTRAGE MAGAZINE'S

NOVEMBER 2015

Instead of the shock factor/social commentary, Volodina’s photo collection wanted to capture “calm and sensual nude pictures shot in the same way as classic nude male/female photographs.” As such, Volodina “lets a viewer keep his/her attention undistracted and see the beauty of a transgender body in the same way as a male or female naked body.”
“Almost all of my projects are focused on a human – character, body, behavior, relationships… are the main sources of inspiration for me and the objects of my art,” Volodina said to Outrage Magazine...
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INTERVIEW FOR CULT POTATO

NOVEMBER 2018

In a pleasant evening at the lovely coffee shop, I met Olga for the first time. She presented in a black loose T-shirt and long trousers and a cap with the same color on her pixie short hair. She walked toward me with her vigorous personality. Even though she didn’t put any makeup on her naturally pale skin but the sparkles in her eyes are shining above all.
We sat and started introducing ourselves to each other, with Sacha, the New Yorker artist and our good friend, who help us to connect. Shortly after a bit of self-introduction, we began to drift into the miraculous world of Olga Volodina...