Almagul Menlibeyeva’s educational background is in the Soviet Russian avant-garde school of Futurism, which she combines with a nomadic aesthetic of post-Soviet, contemporary Kazakhstan. She uses the medium of video and photography, and like to work with the notion of memory and reality. Her archaic atavism is interested in her video explorations in the Steppes and in post-Soviet Asia.
Almagul Menlibayeva’s recent notable exhibitions include The Union of Fire and Water at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Videozone at Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2014), 18thSydney Biennale (2012), 1st Kiev Biennale (2012), 4th Moscow Biennale (2011), 10thSharjah Biennale (2011), Unconditional Love at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), Time of the Storytellers at Kiasma Museum in Helsinki (2007), Central Asia Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), Central Asia Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005).
Potential Worlds 1: Planetary Memories
Collective exhibition exploring the relationship between humans and nature
07 Mar 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Almagul Menlibeyeva: My silk road to you
My Silk Road to You, is the first solo exhibition of the artist Almagul Menlibayeva.
18 Nov 2015 - 20 Jan 2016
Salsali Private Museum announces the exhibition “German Cool”, showcasing a selection from Ramin...
11 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
Salsali Private Museum
As part of the 2018 edition of March Meeting, the exhibition “Active Forms” presents works...
16 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Sharjah Art Foundation
Almagul Menlibayeva: Genius Loci Central Asia
Born in Kazakhstan in 1969, Almagul Menlibayeva is a leading figure in contemporary art in Central Asia....
06 Mar 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
Racing the Galaxy
Gathering works by 20 artists from 15 countries, “Racing the Galaxy” deals with the gradual dissolution...
03 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Palace of Independence
Galleries in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi