Almagul Menlibayeva

Almagul Menlibayeva (born 1969 in Almaty, Kazakhstan) is an award-winning contemporary artist who works mostly in multi-channel video, photography and mixed media installation. She lives and works in Germany and Kazakhstan. Her work has been featured internationally at the Sydney Biennale, Australia; the Venice Biennale; the Moscow Biennale, Russia; and the Gangwon International Biennale, South Korea. Menlibayeva’s work addresses issues such as critical explorations of Soviet modernity; social, economic, and political transformations in post-Soviet Central Asia; and decolonial reimaginings of gender, environmental degradation, and Eurasian nomadic and indigenous cosmologies and mythologies. A winner of the Main Prize of Munich’s Kino der Kunst International Film Festival (2013), Menlibayeva was awarded the French Ministry of Culture’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2017.

Articles illustrated by Almagul Menlibayeva:


“A Nomad’s Worry” and “Time Passes”

in Issue 100 | Holes (Jul 2022)

Good Morning, Beautiful World

in Issue 100 | Holes (Jul 2022)

The Sadomasochistic Cenote and Its Legal Upwellings

in Issue 100 | Holes (Jul 2022)

I’m Dying Here, Tell the Prime Minister

in Issue 100 | Holes (Jul 2022)

“I Will Take the Not-Easy Task”: An Interview with Almagul Menlibayeva

in Issue 100 | Holes (Jul 2022)

in Issue 100 | Holes (Jul 2022)
Almagul Menlibayeva, Center of Eurasia, 2015