Oksana Smirnova
London, UK 

An independent curator, born in Ukraine Oksana completed an MA in Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, 2015. Recent projects Oksana curated in London include – Stations of Water (St Paul’s Cathedral, 2017); Connect:Katowice (Hornsey Town Hall, 2016 and Rondo Gallery, Poland, 2017); In Peril on the Sea: Sailing Ships, Stormy Seas (Chelsea Space, 2015); Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett (Wimbledon Space, 2015); Re-recordings: The African, Asian and Afro-Caribbean Visual Art Archive (Chelsea Space, 2015); LIVE (Cookhouse, 2015); Housed (Cookhouse, 2015); Bill Jubobe: Bob Cobbing (Chelsea Space, 2014). Moscow projects include – Manuel Vason: Intimate Collaborations (Solyanka VPA, 2015) – a performative photography exhibition, which formed a part of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Cityscope by Marco Hemmerling (Krymskaya Naberezhnaya, 2014); Alex Schweder Performance Architecture – Lexus Hybrid Art Initiative as a part of the Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Solyanka VPA, 2013); Nuvem (The Cloud) by Eduardo Coimbra (Kuznetsky Most, 2013); Covered with Snow (Solyanka VPA, 2012) – an annual winter exhibition at Solyanka VPA, which featured Disney and Russian animated films and significant contemporary Russian artists; Bond by GQ (Solyanka VPA, 2012) – an exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film, which featured famous movie artefacts and photographs by the British artist Terry O’Neill.