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CONTEMPORARY FINE ART CENTRAL ASIA / KAZAKHSTAN​​

Almagul  Menlibayeva

text by Livia Monnet©

photography, video installation,digital art

CV Narrative Short


Almagul Menlibayeva (born 1969 in Almaty, Kazakhstan) is an award-winning contemporary artist who works mostly in multi-channel video, photography and mixed media installation. She lives and works in Germany and Kazakhstan. Her work has been featured internationally at the Sydney Biennale, Australia; the Venice Biennale; the Moscow Biennale, Russia; the Gangwon International Biennale, South Korea. Her recent solo exhibitions include Green, Yellow, Red, and Green again, TSE gallery, Astana, Kazakhstan (2018); Transformation, Grand Palais, Paris, France (2016-2017); My Silk Road to You, Lexing Art, Miami, USA (2016); Union of the Fire and Water, curator Suad Garaeva, 56th  Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2015); Transoxiana Dreams, Videozone, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany (2014); Empire of the Memory, Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Polland (2013); An Odd for the Wastelands and Gulags, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2013). EXPO 1 Exploration of ecological challenges, MoMA PS1, NewYork, USA ;

Her video installations and photography have been exhibited widely at venues such as Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Queens Museum, NY, USA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY, USA; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany; University of California, San Diego, CA, USA; Center of Contemporary Art, Zamok Ujazdowskie, Warsaw, Poland; Museum of Contemporary Art  Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria; Queensland Art Gallery, Bisbane, Australia.

Menlibayeva’s work addresses issues such as critical explorations of Soviet modernity; social, economic; and political transformations in post-Soviet Central Asia; and 
decolonial reimaginings of gender, environmental degradation, and Eurasian nomadic and indigenous cosmologies and mythologies. A winner of the Main Prize of Munich’s Kino der Kunst International Film Festival (2013), Menlibayeva was awarded the French Ministry of Culture’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2017.

Website: http://www.almagulmenlibayeva.com

Almagul Menlibayeva (née en 1969 à Almaty, Kazakhstan) est une des artistes contemporaines kazhakes les plus renommées. Elle vit et travaille en Allemagne et au Kazakhstan. Utilisant principalement les médiums de l’installation vidéo et de la photographie, ses ouvres ont été présentées à la Biennale de Venise, la Sydney Biennale en Australie et la Biennale de Moscou, ainsi que dans des centres d’art, musées et galleries tels que Hedendaagse Kunst, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Queens Museum, NY, USA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY, USA; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany; University of California, San Diego, CA, USA; Center of Contemporary Art, Zamok Ujazdowskie, Warsaw, Poland; Museum of Contemporary Art  Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria; Queensland Art Gallery, Bisbane, Australia. Les oeuvres de l’artiste interrogent la modernité soviétique, ainsi que les transformations sociales, économiques et politiques en Asie centrale post-soviétique. Le rôle des femmes, la crise écologique, et une nouvelle représentation de l’identité, de la mémoire collective, et des cosmologies et modes de vies nomades en Eurasie sont des enjeux centraux dans la creation vidéographique et photographiqe récente de Menlibayeva. L’artiste a reçu les insignes de Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres du Ministère de la Culture de France en avril 2017.

Site web: http://www.almagulmenlibayeva.com