Menlibayeva A.

Born in Kazakhstan, Menlibayeva Almagul lives and works in Germany and Kazakhstan, collaborates with the sound artist and composer OMFO (German Popov, Amsterdam)


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

Awards and Grants:

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

– KfW Audience Award, Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
– Open Society Institute Budapest, Art and Culture Network Program Grant

– Prize de la Nuit Award for Exodus at the 8th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris

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

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

– First Video Festival, 2nd Prize, Center of Contemporary Art, Soros Foundation, Kazakhstan
– TARLAN, Клуб меценатов Казахстана, an independent prize of Kazakhstan

– Asia Art, Grand Prix, Second Biennial of Central Asia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
– DARIN, the state Grand Prix for artists, Kazakhstan

Selected solo exhibitions :

– Solo show, Yay gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan (upcoming September)

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

– Empire of the Memory, Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Poland
– An Odd tor the Wastelands and Gulags, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

– Daughters of Turan, Casal Solleric, La Palma De Mallorca, Spain

– 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
– My Silk Road to you, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

– 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

– Exodus,Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
– Kurban, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

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

– On the Road, Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin, Germany;

Selected recent group exhibitions:

– Collection of Huma Kabakcı , Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey ( 23rd Feb-1st May 2016);

– Elective Affinities, curated by Viktor Misiano, National Centre for Contemporary Art ( NCCA), Moscow, Russia
– How to gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia, curated by Bart De Baere, Defne Ayas, Nicolaus Schafhausen, commissioner Joseph Backstein, 6th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia;
– Union of the Fire and Water, curated by Suad Garaeva commissioned by Yarat Founadtion, 56 th Venice Biennale, Italy; Fairy TalesUtopian Days, Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan;
– LINE, curated by Basak Senova, Art Rooms, Cyprus, Turkey;

– Life as a Legend , a group show of Contemporary Art Kazakhstan, curated by Dimitry Konstantinidis, Daria Evdokimova, Estelle Pietzyk, Museum of Contemporary Art Strasbourg, France;
– Prologue Exhibition of Honolulu Biennial, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and IsabellaEllaheh Hughes, Hawaii, USA
– Color of Pomergranates, 90th year anniversary of the birth of S.Paradjanov, curated by Darya Khan, State gallery Solyanka, Moscow, Russia
– Threads, curated by Mirijam Westen,  Museum of Contemporay Art Arnhem, Netherlands
– Changing Worlds: Contemporary Art from Central Asia, Singapore Art Stage 2014, curated by Charles Merewether, Singapore

– Lost to the Future: Contemporary Art from Central Asia, curated by Charles Merewether, Lassale College of Arts, Singapore, Singapore
– Film Program Media Art Lab, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Manege, Russia
– A Sense of Place, Wellin Museum, Hamilton, New York
– Screening of “Transoxiana Dreams” at MoMA PS1 as part of EXPO 1: New York
– Projects Art and Science focusing on the concept of IDENTITY lecture and exhibition with participation Vito Acconci, Ori Gersht, Almagul Menlibayeva, scientists Vittorio Gallese (neuroscientist specialist in mirror neurons and social brain) Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet (psychiatrist specialist in adolescence) and Luc Montagnier (Nobel Prize Winner for the HIV Virus and on the run for asecond Nobel Prize for teletransportation of DNA), Madre Museum of Contemporary Art, Napoli,Italy
– KINO DER KUNST, International film festival, Munich, Germany
– Female Power. Matriarchy, Spirituality & Utopia, Museum of Modern Kunst, Arnhem, Holland (March 2 – May 19, 2013)
– Talk and screening with conversation with Susanne M. Winterling at the Conference Winter-Central Asian Pavilion 55th Venice Biennale, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo,Norway
– The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

– The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) & Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
– One Sixth of the Earth, Ecologies of Image, ZKM- Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medien Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
– ContemporaryArt 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
– Contemporary Video Art, Videonale-Donetsk, Donetsk, Ukraine
– Nomadic Art Camp, Center of ContemporaryArt Bishkek, Bishkek State Museum, Kyrgyzstan
– 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Lightness & Gravity: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant Collection: Queensland ArtGallery, Brisbane, Australia
– Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art and Violence, Redline, Denver, Colorado, USA
– The Bride’s Face, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia; Double Vision, Motorenhalle, Center for Contemporary Art Dresden, German
– Colors of the Oasis, Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) Seattle, USA
– Ultra Memory, curated by Jerome Nivet-Carzon, Palace of the Independency, Astana, Kazakhstan
– Aftermath, curated by Basak Senova, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
– Ecologies of Image, cirated by Marc Nash,MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
– Paganism, curated by Martin Schibli, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
– East is West: Three Women Artist, LASALLE College of Arts – ICA Singapore, Singapore

– The 6thTashkent Biennial, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
– Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art and Violence, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts; Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University; and Prospect.2 Biennial, New Orleans, USA
– 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
– Video Re: View Festival as part of Videonale 13, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
– COLLECTION XXVII: East from 4° 24’, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (MHKA), Antwerp, Belgium
– Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
– Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah, UAE
– Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art and Violence, the Chicago Cultural Center, IL, USA

– 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery,Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia Mother, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria
– Tarjama/Translation, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
– Off the Beaten Path: Women, Art and Violence, El Cubo-Tijuana Cultural Center,Tijuana, Mexico
– the Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico



E.CITY ALMATY / KAZAKHSTAN: LIFE IS A LEGEND: 6 December 2014 – 8 March 2015