Olga Balema on Maria Nordman
Dia:Chelsea, December 8, 2021
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6 pm
537 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
Established in 2001, the Artists on Artists Lecture Series highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers. For her lecture, Olga Balema presents on the work of Maria Nordman. The productive tension, in Nordman’s work, between opacity and visibility, fragment and totality, offers a structure to Balema’s lecture, which will unfold through quotation, indirect speech, and a re-mediated sequence of projected images of Nordman’s work up to 1990—the year when the artist presented her exhibition at Dia Center for the Arts, New York.
Olga Balema was born in Lviv, Ukraine, in 1984. Balema received an MFA in New Genres from the University of California, Los Angeles, and participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine. Solo presentations of her work have been held at, among others, at Camden Art Centre, London; Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany; and Swiss Institute, New York. The artist has participated in national and international group exhibitions at venues including Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Her work was also featured in the New Museum Triennial, New York (2015); Baltic Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018); and Whitney Biennial, New York (2019).