Olga Ast is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist, curator & independent scholar. One of Ast's main goals is to investigate connections between space, time & information. Ast's projects have combined different media to find the interconnecting threads between divergent fields such as art, poetry, philosophy, science & technology. Ast's installations & other work resided in the "gray zone" between art & science, among other disciplines.
Ast has exhibited & lectured in the U.S. & abroad, presenting her work at interdisciplinary conferences and art-science projects, including at Rutgers, New York, Goettingen, Moscow & Michigan Universities, the National Academy of Sciences, the MIT, the Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin, the Kloone 4000 Art/Science Project, the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, the New Media Caucus, Leonardo Education & Art Forums (NY LASER), DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) at the National Academy of Sciences & NYC Future Salon.
In 2009, Ast organized & curated the ArcheTime Conference & Exhibition (the Tank Space for Performing & Visual Arts, New York) dedicated to exploring artistic, academic & scientific concepts of time (www.archetime.net) & published Fleeing from Absence, a book of four essays that explores the nature & interpretations of time (www.fleeingfromabsence.com). More recently Olga Ast collected ArcheTime papers & artworks & designed a book titled Infinite Instances: Studies & Images of Time released by Mark Batty Publisher in 2011 (www.infiniteinstances.com).