gulnara kasmalieva

& murtabek djumaliev

Kyrgyzstan, 1960 & Kyrgyzstan, 1965

Kasmalieva born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 1960.

M. Djumaliev born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 1965. They  live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


Selected shows

since 2005



Fotografia Europea 2016. The Via Emilia. Roads, journeys, borders, curated by Diane Dufour, Elio Grazioli, Walter Guadagnini, Palazzo Casotti,

Reggio Emila, Italy, 06.05 —10.07.2016



Pas de deux -, Centre d’Art Contemporain,

Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland, 28.11.2015 — 14.02.2016


8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art,

Gallery of Modern Art | Queensland , Australia


Worlds in contradiction – Areas of globalization,

curated by Julia Brennacher, Galerie im Taxispalais,

Innsbruck, Austria. 22.05 — 02.08.2015



Central Asia and the Caucasus, curated by Slavs and Tatars, Organized by Marker Foundation in occasion of Art Dubai 2014, Madinat Jumeira, Dubai, UAE, March 2014


Art Stage Singapore 2014, curated by

Charles Merewether, Central Asia Platform,

Singapore. 15 — 19.01.2014



In spite of it all, Curated by Hoor Al-Qasimi, Sharjah Art Foundation, Collections Building, Sharjah, UAE.

3.11.2012 – 3.01.2013



Mapping mobilities exhibition, curated by

Christine Takengny, Open Systems, Wien, Austria


Migrasophia , curated by Sara Raza, Sharjah

Museum, Maraya Art Center , UAE


Gwanju Biennale 2012, theme: ROUNDTABLE,

curated by Sunjung Kim, Mami Kataoka, Carol Yinghua Lu, Nancy Adajania, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Alia Swastika, Gwanju, Korea



Between heaven and earth. Contemporary Art from the Center of Asia, curated by David Eliott, Calvert 22 Foundation, London, UK


4. Photofestival Mannheim, Ludwigshafen –

Heidelberg - Mannheim



A New Silk Road : Algorithm of Survival and Hope,

Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan, Italy


Winners of 2010 Prince Claus Award,

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Nominees Artes Mundi Prize 2010, Cardiff, UK



On shortlist for UK’s art prize ARTES MUNDI –

8 artists selected out of 480 nominations.


An Evening with Gulnara Kasmalieva and

Muratbek Djumaliev, film screenings and events, MoMA, New York, USA


Praxis. Art in Time of Uncertainty. 2nd

Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art,

State Museum of Contemporary Art,

Thessaloniki, Greece (cat.)



Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in art. MART.

Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di

Trento e Rovereto, Italy (cat.)


Tracing Roads through Central Asia: On Traders'

Dilemmas and Travelers' Perspectives. YBCA.

San Francisco, USA


Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev:

A New Silk Road,  Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA  (solo show) A New Silk Road: Algorithm of Survival and Hope, Urban screens on the outside

of De Balie building, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo show )




Soft Power. Asian Attitude. Shanghai Zendai

Museum of Modern Art. Shanghai, China (cat.)


Time of Story Tellers, Kiasma Museum for

Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (cat.)


Progressive Nostalgia, Museum for

Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy (cat.)


Montreal biennale, Canada (cat.)

Sharjah biennale: Still Life, United Arab Emirates (cat.) work presented: Into the Future, 2005.

Two channel video installation, 5:53 min


The Paradox of Polarity: Contemporary Art

from Central Asia, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York


focus: Kasmalieva and Djumaliev. A New Silk Road:

Algorithm of Survival and Hope,The Art Institute

of Chicago, Chicago, USA ( solo show )



Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev:

Into the Future, Plus Ultra Gallery, New York, USA

( solo show )


Naked Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (cat.)


Rozamira, Spiridonoff Palace, Moscow, Russia (cat.)


La sindrome di Tamerlano: Arte e conflitti in Asia centrale /The Tamerlane Syndrome: Art and Conflicts in Central Asia, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee; Palazzo dei Sette, Orvieto, Italy (cat.)


Singapore Biennale: Believe (cat.) - work presented: Into the Future, 2005. Two channel video installation,


3rd Bishkek International Exhibition

of Contemporary Art, Zone of risk –

Transition, curated by Edward Winkleman,

 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan



51st Venice Biennale, Central Asian Pavilion: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan (cat.) -  Work presented: Trans Siberian Amazons,

2004, Video installation

Via G.B Piranesi, 10 - Milano

Laura Bulian Gallery © 2017

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