Oleg is a photographer and a lens-based artist. His field of interest ranges from photographic documentary projects to conceptual lens-based works exploring philosophical and existential questions of identity and self-perception. The landscape has been his perpetual object of research and investigation. Oleg constructs a metaphor or a specific effect of framing the reality and space by creating and mounting installation pieces into a landscape and using photography as a tool for documentation.

Oleg studied press photography at the Faculty of Press Photographers of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2012). He continued his education at the Fotodepartament Institute of Saint-Petersburg, where most of his current interests and style were developed (2015). Throughout this time, Oleg’s work was published in several online magazines, namely Amuse, The Guardian, F-Stop, Calvert Journal, GEO, and The Village.


Contact Information:

+16502837609
o.savunov@gmail.com

olegsav@stanford.edu

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CV

Oleg Savunov

Born in 1983, Leningrad, Russia

Currently lives and works in Palo Alto, CA


Education


2020
Stanford University, Master of Fine Art, Art Practice Candidate 2023, CA, US

2012
Saint Petersburg House of Journalists, Press photographer diploma, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2006 
Master in Law, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia

Exhibitions

2022 
"Ultraviolent"  pop-up exhibition, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
Second Year MFA Exhibition, Coulter Gallery, Stanford, CA, US
2021
First Year MFA exhibition, Stanford Art Gallery, CA, US
2019 
"Blooming" international digital art festival, Pergola, Italy
"Presence" international contemporary photography festival, Berthold Center, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2018 
"Spacing" group exhibition, Quartariata art residency, Petergof, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2014 
"Institute.Production" group exhibition, Center of Contemporary Culture "Change", Kazan, Russia
"Red eye effect" group exhibition, Fotodepartament Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
"Young photography" group exhibition, Don State Public Library, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2013
"On the block" group exhibition, New Holland exhibition space, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
"Young photography, Selected" group exhibition, Baltic Photography Biennial "Photomania", Kaliningrad, Russia
2012 
"Below The Surface, Young Photography" group exhibition, Mayakovsky Public Library, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Catalonian Institute of Photography (IEFC), First overseas group exhibition of St.Petersburg Faculty of Press Photographers, Barcelona, Spain


Residencies

2017 
HIAP Art Residency, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland

Competitions


2012
"4.10" project, shortlist "Viewbook Photostory 2012: Small Stories" competition

Publications

2021
"Ozersk" project, Calvert Journal magazine
2018
"Amendment 64" project, Inrussia Magazine
2017 
"Amendment 64" project, Amuse website by The Vice
"Failed Interference" project, Landscape Stories "Altered Landscape" Blog
"Phantasm Figure" project, F-Stop Magazine "Identity&Community" issue
Nepal landscape photographs, GEO Magazine
2015 
"Failed interference" project, New Landscape Photography Blog
"Inside the zone" series, The Guardian
2014 
"An island story" series, Calvert Journal
2013 
"On the Block" series, "The Village" magazine
2012 
"4.10" project, "PHOTO/arts Magazine, Self Contained"