residency: July 2013

Bermet Borubaeva and Diana Ukhina (Kyrgyzstan)

  • Bermet Borubaeva 
    • was born and lives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is an independent artist, art-manager, and member of the «Стрек°°за» (StrekOOza) art-group and the initiative group of young artists InsideOut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Borubaeva graduated the ArtEast School of Contemporary Art in Bishkek. She took part in summer schools with art-group Cascoland Bishkek, Mobile Architecture Kunstford Vijfhausen in the Netherlands, Terrain Orientation, Global ArtLab Program for young artists in New-York by CEC ArtsLink, and Moscow Curatorial Summer School Doing Exhibitions Politically organised by Victor Misiano and V-A-C-Foundation. Since 2009 she has taken part in various workshops and art-projects and participated in the organisation of local and international art-events: First Youth Central Asian exhibition of Contemporary Art ON/OFF, Mini-festival Trash, Trash II, she worked closely with Swiss artists and the Focus-Art Association TET A TET #2 on exhibitions in Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland and on the educational program of the exhibition Lingua Franca/ Frank Tili dedicated to language, history, and politics. She worked as a curator and educational program manager. She is an author of several publications in the field of art, political science and public policy and coordinates the STAB-library. The School of Theory and ActivismBishkek (STAB) is a Central Asian art research initiative, whose participants define art as a mechanism of social criticism and radical imagination.
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  • Diana Ukhina
    • is art manager and artist, member of the «СтрекООза» (StrekOOza) art group and the initiative group of young artists InsideOut. She graduated the ArtEasts School of Contemporary Art in Bishkek; Summer school with Cascoland (Dutch artistic group), Bishkek; Summer school of contemporary art for young artists and intellectuals Terrain Orientation, Dushanbe; Curatorial Summer School at ArtEast, Bishkek, and ClimaSight workshop, Munich. Over the last four years she participated in the organization of art projects: Summer school of the documentary photography, video and animation Investigate Real Life; Eco-festival Trash II with international festival Make a Forest; First Young Central Asian exhibition of Contemporary Art ON/OFF, Mini-festival Trash (ecological festival). She was a co-curator and manager of the educational program of the exhibition Lingua Franca /  Frank Tili an exhibition about language, history and politics organized by the art group StrekOOza. She collaborated with curatorial team of the first exhibition of the Central Asia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale which was extensively presented in Central Asia. Ukhina is a project coordinator of STAB, School of Theory and Activism Bishkek, which is Central Asian art research initiative, Its participants determine art as a mechanism of social critic and radical imagination. She lives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • 10/07/2013
  • ReDirecting: East Conversation # 6
    • Bermet Borubaeva and Diana Ukhina (Kyrgyzstan):
      • Self-organized communities as a modus of existence of the Kyrgyzstans contemporary art
        • Presentation of self-organised artistic collectives from Central Asia created in response to the coercive neoliberal post-Soviet reforms.
Residency organized in frames of ReDirecting: East project and has been possible thanks to financial support of the City of Warsaw.