Born 1989 in Moscow. Based in London.
Alisa Oleva holds a BA and MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths. 


She treats the city as her studio and urban life as material, to consider issues of urban choreography and urban archeology, traces and surfaces, borders and inventories, intervals and silences, passages and cracks. Her projects have manifested as a series of interactive situations, performances, movements scores, personal and intimate encounters, parkour, walkshops, and audio walks. 

Selected solo projects: 

Walking Home, a walking performance, Performistanbul + LADA + British Council Turkey, 2020

Woven Scores, online zine, Woven Network, virtual art-residence, 2020

Safe/Unsafe, a series of two walks with a shared online discussion, Woven Network, virtual art-residence, 2020

Self-isolation scores, a series of scores, as part of the digital group exhibition Ways & Means, Skelf: a virtual project space, 2020

Zoom walk, a collective simultaneous walk via shared Whatsapp chat, Work Hard! Play Hard! 2020

Let me be your eyes on this walk, a one-to-one walk with a phone call, Work Hard! Play Hard!, 2020


Listening points, a one-to-one listening session over a phone at specific locations, Work Hard! Play Hard!, 2020

Touching with your eyes, a simultaneous walking score, Unlocked Walks series, The Residents Association, 2020


Tracing the inside, a home performance, Stay LIVE, Performistanbul, online, 2020 ​


View from the window, a session of collective looking and sharing, online, organised by Artsvit gallery, Dnipro, 2020

Russian Manchester, a guided walk through an imagined city, New Russias festival, Manchester, 2020  

Repeated walk, a collective walk,

Work Hard! Play Hard!, Minsk, 2019

Lozhechka, one-to-one action, 

Work Hard! Play Hard!, Minsk, 2019

Shared sea walks, one-to-one walks,

Izolyatsia art residency, Mariupol, 2019

Breadcrumbs, a 24 hours durational performance,
Making the EXIT, Chisenhale Dance Space, London, 2019

Reflections walk, performance

Work Hard! Play Hard!, Minsk, 2018

Please hold, audiowalk, Assembly of Disturbance

Red Gallery, London, 2017

A visit to an art gallery without looking, walking score, Denial as the Leading Principle, Dordrecht, 2017

Simultaneous walk, a psychogeographic collective performance, State Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2017

Ringback tone, audio installation,

Belyaevo Gallery, Moscow, 2017

Group exercises, performance,

Work Hard! Play Hard!, Minsk, 2017

You are here, audio guide, Under the Ground of Our Times, Museum of Contemporary Art, Pori, 2017

A song for two, audio installation,

Dotyk queer festival, Minsk, 2017 

Shortcut, sound installation,

Norilsk, 2017

I will show you Minsk, performance,

Work Hard! Play Hard!, Minsk, 2016

40.8, audio walk,

GRAD Gallery, London, 2016

Eisenstein's circle, audio walk,

GRAD Gallery, London, 2016

Private, in collaboration with photographer Bulat Badamshin, audio walk,

Miras Gallery, Ufa, 2015

Map of silences, a soundmap,

Dnepropetrovsk, 2015

Silent excursion, performance,

exhibited at periscope gallery, Salzburg, 2014

The Demolition Project:: (collaboration with Debbie Kent):

The street: a user's guide, audio walk,

Encounter Bow Festival, Chisenhale Dance Space, London, 2019

A/drift, soundwalk, Secret Rivers exhibition, Museum of London, 2019

The Demolition Project, participatory installation

Compass Festival, Leeds, 2018

Blueprint, for ShadowMemory App,

Ural Industrial Biennial: New Literacy, Ekaterinburg, 2017


Zazerkalye, score for a performance

Artist Borderpanic Compendium, London, 2017


IN/VISIBLE, performance,

Camden People's Theatre, London, 2016

Invisible walking, walkshop,

Power and Architecture season, Calvert22, London, 2016

The Demolition Project, durational performance,

Power and Architecture season, Calvert22, London, 2016

Shadow, participatory performance,

B_Tour Festival, Berlin, 2015

I'm a stranger, participatory performance,

B_Tour Festival, Berlin and Belgrade, 2014

atom (collaboration with Timothy Maxymenko):

Paper town, a psychogeographic map-making,

arebyte gallery, London, 2018

24 ДВАДЦАТЬЧЕТЫРЕ, 24-hour phone call service,

Murmansk, 2018

A walk through, a parkour session,

Work Hard! Play Hard! Minsk, 2018


Horror Vacui (collaboration with Rotem Volk): 

Arrival time unknown, an audio journey for a tram,

Vadim Sidur Museum, Moscow, 2019

Private view, performance,

London, 2013



Odnushka residency, a one week residency,  

Novo-Molokovo, art residency near Moscow, 2019

Place and memory,  a one month residency  

Mariupol, 2019

24/7, a one week residency exploring the polar day Murmansk, 2018

Short cut, a one month residency  

Norilsk, 2017

Map of silences, a two weeks residency,  

Artsvit, Dnepropetrovsk, 2015


Mentoring two-week art residency for young artists, Artsvit, Dnipro, 2019 

Lecture on audio walks,

Middlesex University, London, 2019

Parkour and urban movement workshop,

Summer Dance School, Dubna, 2018

One module for BA students,  

Architectural School MARSH, Moscow, 2018

Lecture ‘Why walk: walking as an art practice’,

State Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2017

Walkshop ‘City and sound’,

State Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2017


Encounter Bow, a day of outdoor performances and experiences for all ages,

Chisenhale Dance Space, London, 2019

ShadowMemory, a digital app for art routes around London, ArtNight 2018