Catherine Ostraya is an artist based in The Hague, Netherlands. Her upbringing spanned across many places, but she was born In Moscow, Russia.
Currently her work addresses the themes of dissemination and passing which is embodied in her work with mycelium.
Much of her work ranges between performance and video, where she uses herself as a catalyst for explorations in time perception, memory and identity.
She believes that the most important role of the artist is to be receptive to the less visible undercurrents of life, which she attempts to tap into using curiosity and honesty as her compass.
Permaculture design course, Terra Alta
Artscience Bachelor, Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Den Haag
FAD+ plus foundation program Central Saint Martins
International School of Creative Arts, Buckinghamshire
Natural Dependencies, Trixie The Hague
The Opening - The Opening Opening, Trixie The Hague
On Your Own, Haagse Kunst Kring
KABK Graduation Show 2019
Unexpected Smells - De Electriciteitsfabriek
Myriads 23, Helicopter, Den Haag
Opening Credits - Grey Space in the Middle
Love Hotel 2: The Plastic Womb - Paard Van Troje, Den Haag
QB 1 - Azimuth/Studio Loos, Den Haag
NightShift (1st edition) - Pink Pank, Rotterdam
Sonic Acts Academy - Sensing the Place, Amsterdam
We Art - Affortable Art Fair, Amsterdam
Borderlines №1 - PIP Den Haag
STEP ONE: Jump - Polyedrica - photographs, Amsterdam
No Patent Pending №27 - iii, De Haag
GET LOST - Where do we go from here- GET LOST - PIP Den Haag
CASS Concert, KABK, Den Haag
Mortise & Tenon Sessions №2 - Studio Loos Den Haag
A Delta gyermekei- MÜSZI Közért, Budapest
Transmediale/conversationpiece 2016- Berlin
Awards and Grants
Stroom Spot Subsidy
SPOT grants are intended to increase the visibility and improve the presentation of The Hague’s artists and art scene. Awarded for the stimulation of the exhibition Natural Dependencies
Artscience Award Nomination
A nomination for the
award for the best graduates of the
Artscience department in 2019
Oficinas do Convento, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
In this residency I developed my project “Mycofiltracao” which is an intervention into the natural environment of Montemor-o-Novo, directly influencing the amount of pollution in the local river by using oyster mushroom mycellium.
Terra Alta, Sintra, Portugal
A work period/internship in which I learned hands on management of nature, land and communities through the methods of permaculture
Noititiper, De Fabriek Eindhoven Eindhoven, Netherlands
Noititiper is a residency about repition. With repetition you can both lose or gain meaning. Evolution is repetition with small but potentially significant changes.
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