Her art works hover between science and art and consistently challenges the viewer to rethink accepted notions about the world around us. Graduated from the Vera Mukhina Institute of Industrial Art in 1988 Olga Kisseleva continued her studies with a Ph.D. at the Sorbonne in 1996. In the early 1990s, she worked at the University of California and Columbia University in New York, focusing on video art and multi-media.
Olga Kisseleva's approach to her work is much the same as a scientist's. She calls upon exact sciences, on genetic biology, geophysics, and also on political and social sciences. She proceeds with her experiments, calculations and analyses, while strictly respecting the methods of the scientific domain in question. Her artistic hypothesis is thus verified and approved by a strictly scientific method.
A winner of the International ProArte Prize in Russia, France-Stanford Award in USA, Art&Innovation Award in Spain, Prize Pierre Scheffer and Art&Science Award in France, she has had major exhibitions in Modern Art Museum (Paris, France), KIASMA (Helsinki, Finland), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain) La Fondation Cartier for contemporary art (Paris, France), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain), Art Institute (Chicago, USA), National Centre for Contemporary Art (Moscow), Louvre Museum (Paris), as well as Dakar Biennale (2002), Tirana Biennale (2003), Moscow Biennale (2011), Istanbul Biennial (2013), Berlin Biennale (2014), Venice Biennale (2015)...
Olga Kisseleva works are a part of 25 most important museum's collections, like Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris, France), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany) Moscow museum of modern art (Moscow, Russia), National Center For Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Getty Centre (Los Angeles, CA) Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York City, NY).