Oleg Nikolaenko

Director, Co-Founder & Creative Director, AXiiO VR Studio.
In 1995, Oleg graduated from the State Theatre Academy in Saint Petersburg, M.A. Khusid's "Interstudio" course.

Oleg created over one hundred modern shows and performances in Russia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Finland.

Award winner at International Festivals and Prizes.

From 2006 to 2010, he directed The Scarlet Sails multimedia show on the Neva River.

Since 2013, Oleg has been permanently residing and working in Helsinki.

In the recent 5 years, he has been engaged in innovative projects in virtual reality.

AXiiO VR Studio, of which he is a co-founder, focuses on creating artistic works in virtual reality engaging live actors. The Studio's projects participate in prestigious VR festivals and are presented on the biggest VR platforms - Oculus, Veer, Amaze.

"Kalevala. Episodes" virtual interactive performance was nominated for the Golden Mask Theatre Award in 2020 in the category Experiment.

VR film "Forgotten Kiss" took part in the official program of Tribeca 2020 (New York City).

Oleg was the director and author of the first musical VR video with Boris Grebenshchikov "Stella Maris" (360 Film Festival, Paris, 2020).

Currently, Oleg and his AXiiO are engaged in new projects – VR Ballet with the choreographer and soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre and VR feature film based on Kuprin's stories.

13:30 — 15:00