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Olga Bolkisieva

Film/Video Production; Gallery; Curation

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  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Film Editing
  • Art Galleries
  • Art Curation
  • Film Festivals
  • Film Post-production
  • Art Administration

Work history


Gallery Assistant

Proud Gallery

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Internship
  • Was responsible for administrative tasks; research (materials; artists, potential collaborations and clientele) Participated in the process of arrangement and set-up of the exhibitions as well as of the opening events and launches; was responsible for related research (order of materials; extra-specialists; surrounding literature for a merchandise shop); as well as composing the list of invitees for the the openings and for social media exposure. Wrote commentary on the exhibitions and composed captions for the exhibited artworks. Was engaged in work with archives and gallery catalogue through the online cataloguing programmes. The work experience at this gallery enabled me participate in all stages of curating and gain a good understanding of administrative work and management at an art gallery


Art Assistant

Bang Lessin Art Studio

Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Internship
  • completion of the administrative tasks; invigilation; arrangement of sales and processing of orders; presentation of the gallery and the artworks to the visitors. Was assisting to the artist, and subsequently became a studio trainee and a Residential Artist. Completed a body of 6 artworks; experiments in Abstraction (see in Projects section).


Gallery Invigilator

Pure Evil

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Freelance
  • Invigilation; completion of administrative tasks, minor assistance to the artist, sales and customer service



The Smalls Film Festival

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Freelance
  • Participated in the process of organisation of the film festival, in the preparation and hosting of the screenings and the events of the festival (e.g. guest list) Assisted in the developing of the promotional strategies and participated in the promotion itself. Developed a good understanding of organisation process at different stages of the film festival and gained experience in the arrangement of screenings and private events.



Chinese Visual Festival

May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Freelance
  • Participated in the organisation of the film festival screenings and evets Assisted in hosting of the cultural event located at King's College London Responsibilities included promotion, guidance of the attendants of the film festival, social media exposure of the events (screenings; discussion panels). This was my first work experience at a film festival, which allowed me in a glimpse a the process of organisation of cultural but also academic events. It greatly increased my awareness of the Chinese (independent) filmmaking and film industry and expanded my knowledge of the contemporary visual culture.



MA in Digital Media Arts

University of Brighton

Sep 2016
  • Brighton, United Kingdom


BA (Hons) Film Studies

King’s College London

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • Film History; Theory; Forms and Contexts


Foundation Course

London Foundation Campus

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Media, Psychology, Sociology



Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Film Studies

Higher Education


Diploma of Ballet Dancer/ Teacher of Professional Disciplines at Specialised Artistic and Educational Institutions

Kiev State Ballet College

  • Diploma functions as the Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Choreography of the 1st level of Accreditation; Diploma gives an international qualification, that approves my work as a dancer at theatres and participation at various dance and theatrical shows as well as a teacher of Classical Ballet at Schools internationally.