The Office for Contemporary Art Norway runs an International Visitor Programme to support international curators and cultural producers in their research in Norway for upcoming exhibitions and projects. Participation in the programme is by invitation although requests for visits are considered based on availability when addressed to OCA.
Olga Shishko is a curator and a researcher of media culture, and since 2006 Director of the Centre of Culture and Art, also called MediaArtLab, which she founded in 2000. MediaArtLab develops research on different aspects of contemporary art involving media technologies, such as online art and cyberculture. She has curated numerous events, festivals and exhibitions including: ‘NewMediaLogia’ Symposium, Moscow (1994), ‘Pro&Contra’ Symposium, Moscow (2000–12), ‘MediaForum’ Multimedia Art Festival (since 2000) – one of the official programmes of the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), the exhibition ‘Transitland – Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe for 20 years: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to 2009’, Moscow (2010), ‘Viewer' – Gary Hill, Moscow (2010), ‘Expanded Cinema’, Moscow (2011), ‘Imersions: Towards the Tactile Cinema’, Moscow (2013), ‘Mocumentary: Reality is Not Enough’, Moscow (2013). Shishko has served in juries of various international exhibitions, like ‘Art on the Net’, Internet Festival, Japan (1998-2000) and ‘Art Vifu’, England (2000).