Bio & Selected Press

***Hebrew version***

Visual Artist, Educator and Creative Professional, Olga Vanoncini was born in 1978 in Bergamo, Italy.

In 2014 she moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, and that moment of passage, between countries, languages, lives, boosted the professional and personal growth of Olga bringing her to rethink her professional role.

In 2018 she created in Tel Aviv Olga Vanoncini Studio, Educational Startup & Experimental Space, producing crafted creative programs for creativity enthusiasts, families and kids, institutions, companies, professionals and curating a range of cultural events and partnerships with international institutions.

Using her expertise in visual arts, education, writing and editing, management of cultural realities, Olga is building in Italy and in Israel an experience characterized by cross-disciplinarity and flexibility.
Education is the core of her artistic and professional practice. Learning is for Olga a personal and professional lifetime experience.

As Visual Artist, Olga works mainly with drawing and collage (from 1997).
Right after moving to Israel from Italy, she developed Crossing the Blue/Live, an ongoing site specific performance/intervention/workshop that she performed also at Salon Talks at Artspace Tel Aviv.
Olga volunteered for one year at NGO Elifelet for Refugee Kids in South Tel Aviv for weekly workshops with the project Crossing the Blue/Live (2016/2017).

Le Cosmos d’O is her ongoing visual blog.
Olga designs and produces a range of objects for everyday life with Le Cosmos d’O/Objects and curates interior design with Le Cosmos d’O/Home.

As Artist at Large of the Italian cultural association The Blank Contemporary Art, Olga is co-curator with Claudia Santeroni of the ongoing project The Blank TR – Transit Message  (catalogue published in 2017, The Blank TR Pavilion realized in Tel Aviv in 2018). Formerly she was Program Coordinator and Editor of The Blank Contemporary Art, Bergamo (2010-2014).

Olga teaches Italian as a foreign language as Professor in the Israeli public school system and at private school New School in Tel Aviv (from 2016). She taught also at Italian Cultural Institute in Haifa.

Olga was University Professor of Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at Academy of Fine Arts SantaGiulia, Brescia, Italy (2012-2014), University Assistant of Prof. Paola Tognon for the class of Sociology of Cultural Processes at Università IULM, Milan, Italy (2011) and of Prof. Stefano Arienti for the class of Art at University IUAV of Venice, Italy (2003-2008).

Olga is a Freelance Writer, Editor and Translator, mainly for art catalogues, and was  Editor and Writer of Art and History books for Italian publishers (De Agostini, Milano; La Scuola, Brescia; Atlas, Bergamo).

In Tel Aviv, she holds the position of Marketing Manager and Contemporary Art Specialist at Bruno Art Group and was English Creativity Counselor at Englilush, creativity program for children (2015-2017).
Olga worked as Gallery Manager at Thomas Brambilla Contemporary Art Gallery in Bergamo (2011-2014).

She has a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Fine Arts (Painting, 2001, Academy of Fine Arts Carrara Bergamo, Italy) and a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Philosophy (Aesthetics, 2004, Universita’ degli Studi Milan, Italy). In high school she studied Latin and Ancient Greek (1997, Liceo Classico Paolo Sarpi, Bergamo, Italy). In 2018 she specialized in Education (teaching Italian as foreign language) at Universita’ Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy.

Selected Press

Trending with Emily Frances, Creating art in Israel VS. Italy, international online TV i24NEWS, 4 September 2018.

Benedetta Ravizza, “A Tel Aviv ho trovato l’ispirazione per il mio Cosmo” for “Bergamo Senza Confini” in “L’Eco di Bergamo”, 5 June 2016, p. 23 (Italian newspaper available on paper and online).

Neve Mazzoleni, “Brain Drain, Olga Vanoncini | Bergamo > Tel Aviv”, Artribune Magazine #29 Gennaio-Febbraio 2016, p. 19 (Italian contemporary art magazine available on paper and online).

Rachel Kaufman, “The Quirky Creative World Of Italian Artist In Tel Aviv, Olga Vanoncini”, 10 December 2015, The Culture Trip (international online magazine).