Olesya Turkina is a critic and curator. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. She has written articles for various arts magazines and catalogs, and is a contributor to Flash Art International. Since 2003 she has been editing a journal called Contemporary Russian Art. She teaches contemporary art at Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Pro-Arte Institute, and the Nordic Art School in Kokkola, Finland. She has been a member of the Russian Space Federation since 1999.
ARTICLES FEATURING OLESYA
Muttnik: Canine Rocketeers in the USSR
Rigged with a faulty cooling system, Sputnik 2 was a lemon and killed Laika in three hours, frying her like Icarus....