Curriculum

2018 // The  Nominee for the  Jameel Prize 6  for contemporary artists and designers organized in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

2017 // Diploma from the Academy of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan for significant contributions in the area of visual arts

since 2016 // A Corresponding-Member of the Academy of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, founded and dedicated to research of National Heritage and Art Treasures

Since 2004 // lives and works in Berlin, Germany

1996-2004 // lived and worked in New York City, New York, United States of America

born in Almaty, Kazakhstan

EDUCATION

2018-present // Department of Philosophy & Humanities, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

1995 // Department of Fine Arts & Pedagogy, National Pedagogical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

1992-1990 // Department of Painting, T.K.Zhurgenov National Academy of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

1990-1986 // Department of Applied Arts, Tapestry and Textile Design, Art College, Almaty, Kazakhstan

SELECTED CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS

2016 // Exhibition Catalogue,“I am a NOMAD”, A.Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2015 // Exhibition Catalogue “Sounds of Nomads, Decoding Messages of Beauty”, Tengri-Umai Contemporary Art

2012 // Music News, (Novaya Muzikalnaya Gazeta), Cover, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2011 // Music News (Novaya Muzikalnaya Gazeta), Cover, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2005 // “Checkpoint Charley” Project for the 4th Berlin Biennial, edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnik, Berlin, Germany

2003 // Series of Paintings – “Laboratory”, New York, NY, United States

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 // Nargis and Vagif Rakhmanov at HAS SANAT Gallery, Astana, Kazakhstan

2019 // “MORE THAN WE SEE” at KAZARIAN ART CENTER, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2017 // BERLIN ART WEEK, “Geometry of Chance” at Conceptual Gallery “Paulina’s Freunde”, Berlin, Germany

2016 // A.Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, “I am a NOMAD”, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// Exhibition Catalogue,“I am a NOMAD”, A.Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// “Texture”, Geismar Show Room, Berlin, Germany

2015 // Museum of National Music Instruments, “Sounds of Nomads, Decoding Messages of Beauty”, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// “Texture”, Geismar Show Room, Berlin, Germany
// Haus an Marburgerstraße, “I am the Voice”, a preview of “Sounds behind Shapes, Part 2”,  Berlin, Germany
// Tengri-Umai Contemporary Art Gallery, “Sounds behind Shapes, The Path of Arabesque, Part 2”,   Almaty, Kazakhstan

2014 // ART-SAMAL Gallery, “The Path of Arabesque, Sounds of Shapes, Part 1”, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// House on Marburger Straße, “Past…Present”, Berlin, Germany
// Geismar Show Room, “Texture”, Berlin, Germany

2013 // “::art is life, life is art – invisible touch” project, Berlin, Germany; New York, NY, USA

2010 // “Texture”, Terrain Kunstraum an Friedrich Straße, Berlin-Mitte, Germany

2004 // Tengri-Umai Contemporary Art Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2002 // “Almaty, Toronto, Washington”, Tengri-Umai Contemporary Art Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan and the International Visions Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2000 // “Crossroads”, Paintings and Multimedia at Zalman Gallery, New York, New York, USA

1999 // “Art x 2”, International Visions Gallery, Washington DC, USA
// “Parallels”, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan“Worship from Afar”, Paintings and Drawings at Zalman Gallery, New York, New York, USA

1997 // The Alexandrian Fine Art Gallery, Alexandria, VA, USA “New Space”, Nelson Exhibition Space, Almaty, Kazakhstan

1996-1992 // Solo and group shows in Dostyk Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

TEACHING PRACTICES

2018-present //  Classes of classical, conceptual drawing & Tech drawing Lab @ Art School (Jugendkunstschule) Berlin, Germany

2017-2018 // ART lessons @ Gustav-Freytag Highschool, Berlin, Germany

2016 // “Research…from “A” to “Z”, working with art materials or materialisation of ideas project @ JHH elementary school, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SEMINARS, ART TALKS

2018 // Group exhibitions  @ Kazarian Art Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// Group exhibitions ,“Artios” Art Advisory, Almaty & Astana, Kazakhstan
// Art Lane Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2017 // Art Talk @ State National Conservatoire named after Kurmangazi, “Intuitive or Intellectual”, @ Center of Young Composers, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// Group exhibitions  @ Kazarian Art Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// “Lange Nacht der Künste”, group exhibition @ AGD Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany
// “Anticvarium”, hotel Rixos, organised by “Artios” Art Advisory, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// “3-D Apartments”,  organised by “Artios” Art Advisory, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2016 // State National Conservatoire named after Kurmangazi, Seminar «Connection between music and visual arts”, creative path and new tendencies, conversation with the artist and a demonstration of the video “I am the VOICE” @ class of journalism and music critic, Prof. Tamara Jumalieva – demonstration of the video «I am the Voice”, Almaty, Kazakhstan

// Art Talk and performance @ A.Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, science, music and visual art, Almaty, Kazakhstan

// UdK; Universität der Künste, participation in the seminar of composer А.Safronov, class of new music, researching “relations between numbers of the “time structures” and orchestral colours in Bernd Alois Zimmermanns “Photoptosis” (1968) and monochrome paintings by Yves Klein;  “Connections between music and visual arts”, Berlin, Germany

// Group exhibitions  @ Kazarian Art Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2015 // Terrain, “Texture”, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
// “Art Talks”, art project, Berlin, Germany

2014 // ART-SAMAL Gallery, artists of the gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// Geismar Show Room, “Texture”, Berlin, Germany

2006 // Project for the 4th Berlin Biennial, “Checkpoint Charley”, supported by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
// Catalogue, “Checkpoint Charley”, Berlin, Germany

2005 // “Polymar Project”, Berlin, Germany

2004 // “Faces and Figures”, International Visions Gallery, Washington DC, USA
// “Show of 30”, Drawing Exhibition, curated by Tilman Wendland’s Studio, Berlin, Germany

2002 // Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// International Visions Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2001 // “Collection 2001”, International Visions Gallery, Washington DC, USA
// “Gallery Artists”, Apart Gallery, London, United Kingdom
// Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2000 // Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
// Zalman Gallery, New York, New York, United States of America

1999 // “Summer Show Party IV”, Caelum Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York, USA
// “Third Annual Summer Group Show”, Zalman Gallery, New York, New York, USA
// “Erotica”, Zalman Gallery, New York, New York, USA
// “Desperate to be…”, Powerlines Gallery, New York, New York, USA

1996 // Nelson Exhibition Space, Almaty, Kazakhstan

1995 // Radisson-Slavyanskaya Gallery, curated by Oriental Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1993 // Oriental Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1993 // Senege Art in Residence, Moscow, Russia

1991-1997 // Dostyk Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

1991 // Exhibition of Young Artists of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan, USSR

1990 // “The 25th Exhibition of Works by Young Artists of Kazakhstan”, Almaty, Kazakhstan, USSR

1989 // Non-Traditional Forms of Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan, USSR

1989 // Modern Art of USSR, Traveling Exhibition, shown in:
Yerevan,Armenia, Bendery, Moldova, Yalta, Ukraine

1988 // Artists of Kazakhstan. Traveling Exhibition, shown in Cannes & Paris, France, Montreal, Canada, Moscow, Russia

© 2018 Nargis Rakhmanova