Damien Olsen is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist. Damien Olsen (Berdichevsky) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961 to a Ukrainian immigrant family.
He studied Psychology and Dance Theater at the University of Buenos Aires.In 1980, Olsen moved to Brazil and studied at University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil. Later he lived in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Olsen studied Zen and History of Buddhism at Shobo-An Zen Center in Cordoba, Argentina, 1986-89. Afterwards, he returned to Bahia. In 1999 Damien Olsen moved to New York. Throughout the years, he has continued to produce art and music.
Damien Olsen lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.