how are you ?

video installation, performance


“How are you?” is a question that seems so simple as it is understood in the West, since it is no more than an introduction to language or a sign of recognition. We do not really answer. In Russia, you do not ask the question unless you want a full detailed response. The original project in 1998 was only on Internet. An incongruous answer came from Yugoslavia on Christmas Eve: ‘I’m afraid the NATO bomb attack!’ We know what happened there next… This event determined the current project “How are you?” It is a video of responses filmed in three distinct places: The 48th Venice Biennale, the Tashilhumpo Monastery in Tibet and Silicon Valley in California. The answers reveal the extent to which places condition the people met, from the blasé contemporary art critic at the Venice Biennale to the radiant Buddhist monk in oppressed Tibet to the extremely frustrated young executives in Silicon Valley, who interpret this simple question as an attack.



FRAC Languedoc-Roussillion, Montpellier

FRAC Languedoc-Roussillion, Montpellier, France, 1998, (solo show)

How are you in Paradiso ? 48th Venice Biennial, 1999

ZAC, l'ARC - Modern Art Museum, Paris, France, 1999

KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland, 2001, (solo show)

Artist as part of the attacking multitude, The National Centre, Moscou, Russie, the 2nde Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, 2007

Divers Faits, Jozsa Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2010 (solo show)



Olga Kisseleva, catalog, ISTHME, Paris, 2007, text by Viktor Misiano, François Taillade french/ english /russian

15 years of NetArt, published by WJ-SPOTS, Paris, France, 2009, with performences by Agnès de Cayeux, Anne Laforet, Anne-Marie Morice, Annick Rivoire, Annie Abrahams, Antoine Schmit, Christophe Bruno, Cyril Thomas, David Guez, David-Olivier Lartigaud, Etienne Cliquet, Isabelle Arvers, Jérôme Joy, Nathalie Magnan, Nicolas Frespech, Olga Kisseleva…

TOOL BOX, Entre-deux, Nantes, France, 2008, texts by Marie-Laure Viale, Jacques Rivet, Ghislain Mollet-Viéville

Largus : Art and Giving, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada, 2006, texts by Sylvie Parent and Christine Martel

Laurence Hazout-Dreyfus "Olga Kisseleva, l’exploratrice en pleine navigation", 2003 /french/

Lev Manovich "The possibility of communication",
in « Communication-identification » , Paris, France, 1998

Anne Marie Morice "Quelques remarques sur la mise en œuvre
de l’art participatif"
for "Le petit livre rouge", 1999, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France

"Art en réseau, une nouvelle culture", Dossier de l’audiovisuel n96, 2001, Jean Segura « Artiste sans frontière », Paris, France