Olena Morozova (UA)
Residency period: September-November 2023
Based in Kiev and a refugee since 2022, Olena Morozova is a photographer and member of the Ukrainian Women Photography Organization. Interested in collage and sculpture, the Ukrainian artist has developed an artistic practice that explores the relationships between spirituality, sexuality, and gender identity, as well as the consequences of psychological disorders on family relationships, as in her Granny project, unveiled in 2021 at the Odesa Photo Days.
Morozova’s work has recently been shown at Fotodok in the Netherlands (2023), the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum in Georgia (2023), the Southern Utah Museum of Art and the Walker Art Gallery in the United States (2022) and Photo Kyiv in Ukraine (2020, 2019), among others. Her pictures are regularly published in international magazines such as International Artdoc Magazine, FotoNostrum Magazine, Vogue, Politiken and Libération.
During her residency at La Becque, as part of the Shifting Places initiative launched by artlink and supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Morozova intends to continue developing a number of photographic projects focusing on the relationship between transhumanism and immortality, and the way in which combining a body with a machine might extend human life expectancy.