Olga Rook is a photographer born in Moscow and currently living in Rotterdam. She has been intrigued by perception, imagination and time.
Before turning to photographic art Olga obtained her master’s and PhD degrees in Medieval and
Early Modern History and did research in Renaissance culture. A historian’s habit of focusing on the
hazy texture of remote times while being rooted in the present moment helps her reflect on the limits of everyday perception. Her photography is about the metaphors and illusive worlds discovered and
constructed through reflection and imagination.
2016 – Moscow International Photo Awards (MIFA) 2016, 1st place winner in Fine Art, Still life, 2nd
place winner overall Fine Art category; professional division; Moscow
2015 – AXA Art Talent Award (the first prize), Annual Dutch Art Fair (ADAF), Amsterdam
2015 – Master Printer’s Award, Hariban Award 2015 held by Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan
2014 – Zebra Awards 2014, Black and White Photographer of the year, TZIPAC. Silver winner in the
Fine Art category, professional division.
Nominations and Honorable mentions include:
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), International Photo Awards
(IPA), International Color Awards, Monochrome Photography Awards, Black and White Spider Awards,
Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Black and White Charles Dodgson Award,
New York Center for Photographic Art.
CURRENT: Wunderkammer, Sehnsucht gallery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 11 April – 26 May 2018
Solo exposition: Portals. Sophie Maree Gallery, The Hague, 2015
Group exhibitions: Olga' work was exhibited at galleries, art fairs and expositions in the Netherlands as well as in Berlin, Moscow, London, Budapest, Kyoto, and across the US.