Olia Sosnovskaya is an artist, researcher, and writer, based in Vienna, Austria. She holds a BA and MA in Visual and Cultural Studies from the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) and joint Erasmus Mundus MA in Dance Practice, Knowledge and Heritage. She is currently a PhD candidate in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She works with text and performative and visual practices. Her research interest also include the problematics of festivity, collectivity and affect; body, dance, gender and decolonial studies; contemporary modes of work and leisure and their intersection.
She is a member of the artistic-research group Problem Collective and the WORK HARD! PLAY HARD! working group. She took part in various performance and media festivals and group exhibitions in Belarus, Ukraine, Sweden, Germany, Bulgaria, Finland, and others.