Gulnur Mukazhanova currently lives and works in Berlin. She graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2006 and completed her MA in Textile and Surface Design at the Weissensee School of Art and Design Berlin in Germany in 2013.
Her art is not only a confrontation of two different cultures but also a dialogue between them. Greatly influenced by her Central Asian roots, Mukazhanova utilises traditional materials that are not only used for their aesthetics but have a symbolic and historic significance. While living in Germany, she has been confronted by questions about feminism, globalisation and ethnology which have been examined in her work.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Öliara: The Dark Moon, Mimosa House, London, UK
The Space of Silence, Aspan Gallery, Almaty, Kazahkstan
Post-nomadic Realities, Artwin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Selected Group Exhibitions
Trecento Workshop, Galerie Italienne, Paris, France
Points of Resistance, Momentum, Berlin, Germany
Racing the Galaxy, Astana Art Show, TSE Art Destination Gallery, Astana, Kazakhstan
Focus Kazakhstan: Bread and Roses, Momentum / Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Focus Kazakhstan: Post-nomadic Mind, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London
Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A Time for Dreams, The 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
IN DEFENCE. Artists from Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, USA and Middle East, Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy
52nd Venice Biennale, Central Asia Pavilion, Venice, Italy