Almagul Menlibayeva artist talk

Almagul Menlibayeva presents an artist talk discussing the breadth and interrelation of her practice across video, photography, installation and performance.

Referencing the social, economic and political transformation of Central Asia, Menlibayeva's work addresses the decolonisation and re-imagining of gender, the effects of environmental degradation and the mythologies of Eurasian nomadic and Indigenous people.

Presented in partnership with the SPEAKER series run by RMIT University School of Fine Art via INTERSECT.

Kazakhstani born, Berlin based artist Almagul Menlibayeva is undertaking a four-week residency in Melbourne with support from Channels Festival and RMIT University School of Art through SITUATE.


Almagul Menlibayeva

Almagul Menlibayeva is an award-winning contemporary artist who works across video, performance, photography and mixed media installation.

Menlibayeva's work has been featured internationally at the Venice Biennale; the Moscow Biennale, Russia; the Gangwon International Biennale, South Korea and the Sydney Biennale, Australia. She has exhibited widely at venues such as Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Queens Museum, NY, USA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY, USA; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany; University of California, San Diego, CA, USA; Center of Contemporary Art, Zamok Ujazdowskie, Warsaw, Poland; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

Her videos have also been shown at the International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Switzerland; Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil; Santiago International Film Festival, Chile; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany; International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; and Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.


Almagul Menlibayeva, Aral Beach II, 2011, duratrans print in a lightbox, 91x122 cm. Courtesy of American-Eurasian Art Advisors LLC.