6 February - 19 April, 2015
Meldibekov's video project Pastan will be exhibited at the Grammar of Freedom/5 Lessons. Works from ARTEAST 2000+ Collection show at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, which will feature more than 60 artists and art collectives, with works ranging from the 1960s to the present. The collection was assembled by the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is the first museum initiative to focus on the work of postwar avant-garde Eastern European artists in a broader international context. Among other exhibited artists Marina Abramović, Ion Grigorescu, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Dan Perjovschi and Mladen Stilinović.
6 December 2014 - 8 March 2015
The works by artists from Kazakhstan Almagul Menlibayeva, Said Atabekov, Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev and Yerbossyn Meldibekov will be shown in a group show La vie est une légende e.cité - Almaty/Kazakhstan at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg, organised in collaboration with Association Apollonia. Curated by Dimitri Konstantinidis, Daria Evdokimova and Estelle Pietrzyk.
30 September 2014
Meldibekov's personal exhibition in Hagen will accompany 3rd Cultural Conference of Ruhr Culture and Climate Change. Curated by Dastan Kozhakhmetov.
The organisers wanted to emphasize the role of performance in recent art, with live actions, video, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture exploring the use of the human form to express cultural, social and political ideas, and the central role of artists in articulating experiences specific to their localities. APT8 includes more than 80 artists and groups, an ongoing program of artist performances and projects; a conference as part of the opening program; extensive cinema programs; publications; and activities for kids and families. Yelena and Viktor Vorobyev have presented their Necessary Additions. Home Archive series in the triennial's main project, and have also realised a new interactive installation for the APT 8 Kids section. The triennial is taking place at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane until 10 April 2016.
09.05.15 - 22.11.15
Almagul Menlibayeva will be presenting her new site-specific ten-channel video installation Fire Talks to Me commissioned by Baku-based non-profit contemporary art organisation Yarat for The Union of Fire and Water, a parallel project for 56th Venice Biennale. The exhibition will take place at the Palazzo Barbaro, a former residence of Giosafat Barbaro, a Venetian ambassador who travelled to and wrote extensively on Central Asian cities and the court of Shah Uzun Hassan in the 15th century. Curated by Suad Garayeva.
16 November, 2015 – 1 February, 2016
The exhibition presents work by the artists, currently living and working in Germany, including Kazakhstani Almagul Menlibayeva who lives between Almaty, Amsterdam and Berlin. The chosen artists are constantly questioning and challenging themselves and their audiences, reflecting on the events of a century of turmoil – defeat, guilt, division, repression and reunification. The exhibition is held at Salsali Private Museum, the first private contemporary art museum in the Middle East, which opened in 2011.
18 December 2015 - 10 January 2016
An exhibition dedicated to the problem of refugees in Europe has opened in A Tale of a Tub foundation in Rotterdam. The aim of the show is to move away from the image imposed on us by the media, which associates immigration with fear and to show an alternative view of the world in a constant flux. The exhibition is organised in three chapters and an epilogue and Said's Atabekov video Neon Paradise will be shown in the third chapter.
10 August - 15 September 2019Almagul Menlibayeva will participate in the group show, titled WATER(PROOF), taking place at the MOMENTUM in Berlin. The show will feature a wide range of international artists, alongside members of Mathilde ter Heijne’s class for performance and time-based media at UdK, for a global conversation on environmental threats to the future of water. The artworks on display in WATER(PROOF) intend to illustrate how our lifestyles are negatively impacting the planet and aim to raise questions about how to sustainably manage our fresh water resources.
30 October – 9 November, 2014
Almagul Menlibayeva will be participating in Chain of Fire, co-presented by Hawaii International Film Festival and Honolulu Biennial Foundation, curated by Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa and Isabella Ellaheh Hughes.
The annual First April Competition which took place at the Asanbay Centre in Bishkek this year, entitled Fathers and Sons / Fathers and Grandfathers included more than forty artists from Central Asia. Yelena and Viktor Vorobyev were awarded the Grand Prix for their installation Relatives, in which they manually retouched old and new photographs of their family members from the home archive to bring the old photographs taken with a film camera and the new digital images closer to each other, closing the time gap separating the generations.