Within her practice Olga Bennett examines the deceptively straightforward photographic process by which objects are transformed into images. Scanning art history books or Japanese fruit packaging, creating photograms by placing sweets directly onto the darkroom paper, rephotographing her own prints, she sets up feedback loops between objects and images, looking for disruptions and accidents to reveal 'authoring' decisions made by reproducing devices.
Olga Bennett has graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in 2015, receiving Evans Family Award for Photography for her graduate exhibition work. She has participated in several curated and collaborative exhibitions in Melbourne at CAVES, C3 Contemporary and Margaret Lawrence gallery and overseas at CalArts gallery (Los Angeles), and gallery Kiitos (Japan). She was a recipient of multiple Center for Contemporary Photography Salon awards (2014 and 2015) and a Melbourne University Student Union Arts grant (2015) as well as being shortlisted for Majlis Travelling scholarship (2015). She will hold her first solo exhibition at Bus Projects (Melbourne) in August 2016.