OZA is an international artist who lives and works in France. She is an advocate for sustainable development, human rights, climate change and ecology, currently based in Paris. She studied fine arts, social sciences and art criticism at NAOMA (Ukraine), EHESS (France) and Charles University (Czech Republic).
OZA has worked all over the world (in Africa, Indonesia, Europe and Japan) and has applied her knowledge of abstract art, analog photography and sustainable development. In 2016, she was invited as a guest speaker, at the ITS in Surabaya (Indonesia) with over 5,000 participants; she worked as a freelance journalist in a relocation camp for Syrian refugees in Thessaloniki (Greece). In addition, she was selected as a UNESCO MIGIEP delegate for peace and sustainable development.
"I like when art is combative. My artistic intention is therefore to make people think, to provoke compassion, to awaken empathy and to transport those who look at the images across the planet and time. I approach all the art forms I practice (photography, painting, video production, drawing) as ways to draw attention to current social issues and stimulate reflection. Previously, I used to write about social issues as a social scientist - until I realized that art has a much more positive impact in raising awareness about important human values (love, harmony, consciousness) and social challenges such as sustainable development, education, cultural differences." OZA
2010 - 2015 - BA Fine Arts (National Academy Of Fine Arts And Architecture)
2015 - 2017 - MA Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales)
2019 - now "Creative Process", University course, ECV Digital.
2019 - now "Networking", University course, Sorbonne University.
2021 Art for impact, Aum Café, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
2021 Bookland, L'Instant bookstore, Paris, France.
2021 An eco-work for an eco-cafe, Shiba, Paris, France.
2019 Through dreams, Belles Amies, Paris, France.
2019 Oza at Anticafe Louvre, Anticafe Louvre, Paris, France
2019 EcoArt, BDMC gallery, Paris, France.
2017 NoBorder, EHESS, Paris, France.
2016 Black and white borders, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2013 Making good things, Gogol Art Festival exhibition, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2012 From the album of Happiness, Ukrainian Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Group exhibitions :
2020 On Printing. L'art de se confondre, Galerie Acaci'Art, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
2020 Ombre et lumière, EDNH, Paris, France.
2019 Love Nature, EDNH, Paris, France.
2017 Lost Rights, Found Justice? Refugee and Migrant Rights, Senate House, London, UK.
2013 Kyiv forever. Portrait, Art Center Lavra, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2011 Kyiv Open Air Photo, Open Air Photo Prize, Kyiv, Ukraine.