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Almagul Menlibayeva

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1987 – 1992 Academy of Art and Theatre, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2016 Transformation, Grand Palais, Paris, France

My silk road to you, Lexing Art, Miami, USA

2014 Transoxiana Dreams, Videozone, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

2013 Empire of the Memory, Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Polland

An Odd for the Wastelands and Gulags, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

2012 Daughter of Turan, Casal Solleric, La Palma De Mallorca, Spain

2011 Exodus, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

Les rêves perdus d'Aral, Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris, France

Transoxiana Dreams, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, USA

My Silk Road to You, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2010 Lonely at the Top, Europe at large #6 (Refrains from the Wasteland), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (M HKA), Antwerp, Belgium

Daughters of Turan, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, USA

2009 Exodus, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Kurban, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, USA

2008 Kissing Totems, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, USA

2007 On the Road, Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin, Germany


2016 Urgent Conversations: Athens-Antwerp, collections EMST-M HKA, Athens, Greece

A New Language, Root 1066 Contemporary Arts Festival, Observer Building Gallery Hastings, TN34 1EL,

Daegu Photo Biennale 2016, Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea

KINO DER KUNST, Nurnberg museum, Nurnberg, Germany

Astana FEST, Astana, Kazakhstan

Heroine Mother, Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism, Momentum, Berlin, Germany

Do you know Kazakhstan, Wild Project Gallery, IADA (International Art Development), Luxemburg

2015 German Cool, Salsali Privat Museum, Dubai, UAE

Balagan!!! Contemporary art from Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places, curated by David Elliot, Momntum, Branderburger Tor, Max Lieberamnn Haus Kühlhaus am Gleisdreieck, Berlin, Germany

Union of the Fire and Water, curator Suad Garaeva, commissioned by Yarat Art Foundation, 56th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

EURASIA, a group show of contemporary Art from Kazakhstan, Erarta and Eurasian Cultural Alliance Almaty, St. Peterburg, Russia

The Nomads, Artwin gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014 Prologue Exhibition of Honolulu Biennial, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and Isabella Ellah Hughes Hawaii, USA

Update/ Post memory, curated by Susanne Altman at Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany

Color of Pomergranates, 90th year anniversary of the birth of S.Paradjanov, curated by Darya Khan, State gallery Solyanka, Moscow, Russia

Changing Worlds: Contemporary Art from Central Asia, Singapore Art Stage 2014, curated by Charles Merewether, Singapore

2013 Lost to the Future: Contemporary Art from Central Asia, curated by Charles Merewether, Lassale College of Arts, Singapore, Singapore

Female Power. Matriarchy, Spirituality & Utopia, Museum of Modern Kunst, Arnhem, Holland

Talk and screening with conversation with Susanne M. Winterling at the Conference Winter- Central Asian Pavilion 55th Venice Biennale, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

2012 The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)

Contemporary Art from Kazakhstan, project of Marat Guelman, curator Nailya Allachverdieva, gallery Cultural Allianz, Center of Contemporary Art in Vinzavod, Moscow, Russia

III International Biennale of Contemporary Art „Moya Yurga“, Khanty Mansiysk Biennale,Russia

Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art and Violence, Redline, Denver, Colorado, USA

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Arsenal 2012, Kiev Biennial, Ukraine

Ecologies of Image, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

Paganism, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

2011 The 6th Tashkent Biennial, Tashkent, Uzbekistan;

4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia;

Between Heaven and Earth: Contemporary Art from the Centre of Asia, Calvert22, London, UK

Expanded Cinema, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia;

Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art and Violence, the Global Health Odyssey Museum, Atlanta, GA

2010 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

2009 Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art and Violence, the Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway;

Unconditional Love, 53rd Venice Biennale, Arsenale Novissimo 89, Venice, Italy ;

East from Nowhere, Arsenale II, Turin, Italy;

Tarjarma/Translation, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY;

2008 World on Video – International Video Art, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy;

Love Love Love, Martos Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Time Code, Mambo Museum of Contemporary Art, Bologna, Italy

I Dream of the Stans, curated by Leeza Ahmadi, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2007 Live Cinema/The Return of the Image: Video from Central Asia,

Peristan, performance and screening for the opening of the 52nd Venice Biennale,

Central Asian Pavillion, curated by Uyliya Sorokina, Venice, Italy;

Time of the Storytellers, curated by Viktor Misiano, Museum of Contemporary Art - Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2006 Catodica, curated by Maria Campitelli, Trieste, Italy;

Actual Archives: Central Asian Contemporary Art, Rosamira Festival, curated by Viktor Misiano, organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Moscow, Russia;

Caravan Seray, Zones of Contact, 16th Sydney Biennale, curated by Dr. Charles Merewether, Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia

Art from Central Asia, curated by Viktor Miziano, Center of Contemporary Art

The Syndrome of Tamerlan: Art and Conflicts in Central Asia, Haggerty Museum, curated by Valeria Ibraeva, Enrico Mascelloni and Sarenco, Milwaukee, WI, USA

2005 On the Road, 51st Venice Biennale, Central Asian Pavilion, Venice, Italy; 

Vom roten Stern zur blauen Kuppel, Islamic World Art and Architecture from Central Asia, Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

The Syndrome of Tamerlan: Art and Conflict in Central Asia, Palazzo dei Sette, curated by Valeria Ibraeva, Enrico Mascelloni and Sarenco, Orvieto, Italy

2004 Sacred Places of Kazakhstan, video festival organized by The Center for Contemporary Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Vom roten Stern zur blauen Kuppel, Islamic World Art and Architecture from Central Asia,

Ifa Gallery, Berlin, Germany Pueblos y Sombras, Canaja Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Natural Women, Visible Voice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003 Art-Novosibirsk, Novosibirik, Russia

Almaty Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Caravan Café, Rocca di Umbertide - Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Perugia, Italy

2002 Catmania, Illuzeum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

State Museum of Modern Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Nomad Land, Art and Culture from Central Asia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Fourth Biennial of Graphics, Novosibirsk, Russia

2001 Inner Asia, traveling exhibition of graphics from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Siberia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Novosibirsk, Russia (2001 – 2003)

The Days of the Culture of Kazakhstan in Moscow, Moscow Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

Collection 2000, International Vision, The Gallery, Washington, D.C. USA

Communication and Experience of Interaction, Central Asia Festival of Contemporary Art in VDNH, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Handmade, Pushkinskaya 10, Saint Petersberg, Russia

Nomads Culture in the End of the Centuries, State Museum of Modern Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2013 Main Award, KINO DER KUNST in the International Film Competition, Munich, Germany

2011 KfW Audience Award, Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Open Society Institute Budapest, Art and Culture Network Program Grant

2010 Prize de la Nuit (Night) Award for Exodus at the 8th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris

2009 Gold Tambourine Prize: Video Art, 1st Prize, Golden Drum International Video Festival, Hanti-Mansiisk, Russia

2003 Sacred Places of Kazakhstan, 3rd Prize, Center of Contemporary Art, Soros Foundation, Kazakhstan

2002 First Video Festival, 2nd Prize, Center of Contemporary Art, Soros Foundation, Kazakhstan

Tarlan, an independent prize of Kazakhstan

1995 Asia Art, Grand Prix, Second Biennial of Central Asia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan;

Darin, the state Grand Prix for artists, Kazakhstan;