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

Selected Exhibitions


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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