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Gulnur Mukazhanova

Gulnur Mukazhanova (b. 1984 in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Exhibitions — Works — CV

Gulnur Mukazhanova, Focus Kazakhstan: Post-nomadic Mind, 2018, Installation view, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London
“Fals Hope or Moment of the Present”, lurex, velur, nails, metal grid, mix technique, 600 x 450 cm (dimension variable) at “Focus Kazakhstan: Post-Nomadic Mind”, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London, 2018, Photo by Thierry Bal



Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, DE

graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Artist Statement

While studying at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Kazakhstan and textile and surface design in Berlin Weißssensee after trying different techniques, I chose to work with felt and textils as lurex, silk, velur. The endless felting prozess give me strong feeling to my nomadic roots of my ancestors. Continuing my studies in Berlin, comparing European and Asian cultures, I began to question issues such as traditional cultural values, identity, feminism, globalization.

The process of felting and pimpling pins on lurex fabrics corresponds to the conceptual idea of the main theme of my artistic activity. I am working on perfecting the technique and its deep meaning in my work.

My works are a reflection of our kazakh society. They try to critically illuminate the tensions between the individual, the post nomadic developed identity, and the alienation through the global information- and media society.

Solo Exhibitions

Öliara: The Dark Moon, Mimosa House, London, UK

Un-Concious, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE

“Yellow Matters” SOMA Art Gallery Berlin, DE

“Postnomadic Reality” Artwin Gallery Moscow, Russia

“Iron Women”, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
“Wertlösigkeit der Tradition”, the German-Kazakh Society, Berlin, DE

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

Clouds, Power & Ornament – Roving Central Asia, Center for Heritage Arts & Textiles, Hong Kong

Open Performance, as a part of Davra Art Collective, created by uzbek Artsit Saodat Ismailova for Dokumenta XV, Kassel, DE
Foyou - Voluntary Art Liaison, Marienburg, Berlin, DE

Trecento Workshop, Galerie Italienne, Paris, FR
ART from ELSWHERE, Kulturforum Ansbach, Ansbach, DE
Points of Resistance, Momentum Berlin, DE
The female side of the moon, Galerie Z22 Berlin, DE

Asia Now Art Fair, Paris, France
Astana Art Show , TSE Art Destination Gallery, Astana, Kazakhstan
“FIC – ФЕСТИВАЛЬ ИСЛАМСКОЙ КУЛЬТУРЫ”(Festival Islamic Culture) Art Lane Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
DA!MOSCOW Art Fair, Moscow, Russia

“All the World´s Collage” Aspan Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Astana Art Show , TSE Art Destination Gallery, Astana, Kazakhstan
Focus Kazakhstan: Bread and Roses, Kunstquartier Bethanie / Momentum, Berlin
Focus Kazakhstan: Post-nomadic Mind, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Lodnon
Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair Moscow. Russia
“Strukturveränderungen” Kostbar Gallery, Berlin, Germany
”Interlocal” The exhibition is part of a larger event “Blue Container on the New Silk Road” Duisburg, Germany

"Time&Astana: After Future" National Museum, Astana, Kazakhstan
"The story retells" Daegu Art Factory Daegu, South Korea
Expo 2017 “Future Energy” Astana.Kazakhstan

“METAMORPHOSES“ Pörnbach Contermprorary, Pörnbach, Germany
“Did you know… ?” WILD PROJECT GALLERY, Luxembourg

Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Russia
Cosmoscow international contemporary art fair Moscow. Russia
“The Nomads” Artwin Gallery Moscow, Russia

“Dissimination” Sity Gallery Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy
“A TIME FOR DREAMS” the 4th moscow international biennale for young art, Moscow, Russia

Viennafair Vienna, Austria
Felt Festival in Felletin , France (Journées Nationales de la Laine à Felletin)
"Recycling" HWK Leipzig, Germany
„hochZeiten“ Schloss Belvedere, Pfingstenberg,Potsdam, Germany
„A BIG SCHOW“ Freies Museum Berlin, Germany

„…E BELLEZZA SIA ! „Turin, Italy

„Refugium“ DIE ARBEIT, Berlin, Germany

“IN DEFENCE. Artists from Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, USA and Middle East”,
Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy

“STILLS-Attraction” Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“East of Nowhere. Contemporary Art from Post-Soviet Central Asia” Fondazione 107 Turin, Italy

52nd Venice Biennale, Central Asia Pavilion, Venice, Italy

Private Collections

Fondatione 107, Turin Italy
Momentum Worldwide, Berlin Germany