Asel Kadyrkhanova Lecture

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00–8:00 pm
Asel Kadyrkhanova Portrait
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

In collaboration with CEC Artslink, who hosts the artist stateside as part of their Fellowship program, Graduate Fine Arts welcomes Asel Kadyrkhanova to kick off an exciting Fall Lecture Series.

Asel Kadyrkhanova (b. 1983) is a visual artist working across painting, drawing, installation and moving image. Currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Leeds, her research concerns memory and trauma in former Soviet societies. Through her own practice, she researches how art can provide means of understanding of complex interrelations of individual and collective memory and formations of cultural identity in post-traumatic and post-colonial societies.

Kadyrkhanova previously completed MA in Fine art at Newcastle University, UK (2011), and MA and BA in Studio Painting at Kazakh National academy of Arts (2005, 2007). This year she was awarded with CEC Artslink fellowship to undertake the Artist-in-residency programme at California College of the Arts. In 2016, she was awarded with Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship, and in 2009, she received "Bolashak" International scholarship of the President of Kazakhstan. In 2003, she won the first prize in Painting at the International festival of young art "Shabyt", Kazakhstan. Kadyrkhanova has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recent projects include: Post- Nomadic horizons, group show, London (2018), Suns and Neons above Kazakhstan, Baku (2017), solo exhibition Windows of Tolerance, Leeds (2017), Internal memory – Not enough space? video screening, Garage Museum of contemporary art, Moscow (2017), Protagonsits – The Invisible Pavillion of Kazakhstan, at 56 Venice biennale, Venice (2015).

Asel lives and works in Almaty and Leeds.

[ Image: courtesy the artist ]