Olesya Ilenok (she/her) is a Glasgow-based interdisciplinary artist and educator. She explores subjective useless data and relationships with the urban environment using a combination of digital and physical media, at the intersection of craft and technology. Olesya works in various media: generative art, sound, dynamic lighting, clay sculpture, photography, collage, stencil graffiti, and video. Participant in international residencies. Had two personal exhibitions in Russia and showed projects in a lot of international group shows and festivals, such as Ars Electronica, Art Prospect, and Ural Industrial Biennale. Author of creative workshops for different communities. Guest lecturer at Far East Federal University, Data Fest Online 2020, Museum of History of Yekaterinburg. Olesya Ilenok won the Art of Neuroscience competition 2019 and has been shortlisted for the Sergey Kuryokhin Award 2019 for Best Public Art Project.
My works examine the city from different perspectives: the city as a source of data, the city as a place for the process, the city as a physical and digital space.
In my interdisciplinary practice, I use analog and digital tools and work in various techniques such as generative graphics and sound, dynamic light, clay sculpture, neural networks, video, and photography.

My installations, objects, and street art are grounded in changes between physical and digital boundaries and call into question issues of public space, the city, the environment, temporality, perception, and data. I look for semiotics, visual codes, and their integration into each other. I refer to my subjective perception to ask the viewer to feel their own space of experience. Through using a fusion of digital and analog instruments my works research how the environment is altered or mediated, and how our personal perception can be changed by technologies. I create our usual site's context in a new way to change the contemplation of city life.

Now I focus on the life process in urban space, the digitalization of street art, and personal data hygiene in the city. I am interested in reflection which challenges notions about private and public, local and global.

I would like to mediate between daily life and mindfulness of the moment through my interdisciplinary work.