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Gaisha Madanova

1987, Almaty
Lives and works in Munich and Almaty

Syndrome of Learned Helplessness, 2013 Silkscreen prints Dimensions variable Courtesy of the artist


  • 2012 Munich Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
  • 2009 Almaty College of Construction and Management, Almaty

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 Documentation of Space, Hamburg University, Hamburg
  • 2012 Documentation of Space, French Alliance Almaty, Almaty
  • 2009 Instinct of the present, Goethe Institute, Almaty

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 Ultramemory, Kasteev State Museum of Arts, Almaty
  • 2013 One Step/Pe Forward. Kazakh Contemporary Art, 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Bragadin, Venice
  • 2012 Face of the Bride. Kazakh Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm
  • 2011 Between Past and Future. Archeology of Urgency. Retrospection of Kazakh Contemporary Art over the past 20 years, Kasteev State Museum of Arts, Almaty
  • 2009 Aluminium, 4th International Biennale of Contemporary Art, The Shirvanshakhs Palace, Baku

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.