Moldakul Narymbetov

Moldakul Narymbetov

Born in 1948 in South Kazakhstan. He lived and worked in Shymkent and Almaty.

Moldakul Narymbetov is the founder of the Kyzyl-Tractor art group, one of the brightest representatives of Kazakhstani contemporary art. "He was distinguished by a vivid personality, rebellious charisma, which allowed him, already an accomplished painter, to boldly master creative artistic forms. His myth-making is archaic in form and contemporary in content, which allows us today to speak of him as an original artist who managed to find and express his identity", - writes the curator and former head of the Center for Contemporary Art of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roza Abenova.

The artist was born in 1948 in the village of Glaba-Sai, South Kazakhstan region (now Uzbekistan). In 1974 he graduated from the Tashkent Art School named after. Benkov. In 1990 he graduated from the graphic arts faculty of the Kazakh State Pedagogical Institute named after Abay. Since 1977, Moldakul Narymbetov has taken part in more than forty international exhibitions. He opened a school of contemporary art.

Among the artist's recent exhibitions, personal exhibitions at the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg (2018), the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana (2017) and the State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after Kasteev, Almaty (2012). Group exhibitions include Thinking Collection Telling Tales, New Jersey (2018), Face of the Bride at the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm (2012), Prague Quadrennial (2003), No Mad's Land at the House of World Cultures, Berlin (2002).

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