Olga Balema was born in Lviv, Ukraine, in 1984. Balema received an MFA in New Genres from the University of California, Los Angeles, and participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine. Solo presentations of her work have been held at, among others, at Camden Art Centre, London; Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany; and Swiss Institute, New York. The artist has participated in national and international group exhibitions at venues including Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Her work was also featured in the New Museum Triennial, New York (2015); Baltic Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018); and Whitney Biennial, New York (2019).
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