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Zitta Sultanbayeva & Ablikim Akmullayev (ZITABL)


Zitta Sultanbaeva was born 1964 in Alma-Ata. Artist, art critic, journalist. Lives and works in Almaty, Kazakhstan.



Education



1989
Graduated from the Zhurgenov State Theatre and Art Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan

1984
Graduated from the Almaty Art College, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Trainings



1983–1984, 1987
Student at the Kazakhfilm Studio’s Script Workshop



Solo exhibitions



2004

“Sprout”, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1997

“A Gift of the Sun”, Cinema House, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1996

“Birds, Hearts and Kings”, Siemens company, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1993

“Faces”, Cinema House, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Group exhibitions and projects



1995

“Bluestocking”, Kokserek, Kazakh Business Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1993

Republican Youth exhibition, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Ablikim Akmullayev was born 1965 in Alma-Ata. Artist, musician. From 1987 to 1990 he was a member of an underground art group “The Green Triangle”, curated and took part in alternative art exhibitions. Since 2002, the author of videos, a drummer in the Bugarabu group. Lives and works in Almaty, Kazakhstan.



Exhibitions and projects



1994

Exhibition Hall on Okhta, St. Petersburg, Russia


1993

Republican Youth exhibition, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1992

“Z.T. – The Back Side of Pictures”, Union of Artists of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1991

“Z.T.”, Cinema House, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan

“Z.T.”, action to John Lennon’s birthday in the square beside the Cathedral, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan

“Z.T”, Rukhani Rock Club, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan

“Z.T.”, Union of Architects of Kazakhstan, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan


1990

“Burning Painting”, action in Workers’ Village, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan


1989

“Crossroads”, Central Exhibition Hall, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan

“Z.T”, Book Museum, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan

Exhibition by the “Green Triangle” group, Museum of Geology, underground, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan



Exhibitions and projects by ZITABL

2010

“ARTISTERIUM”, 3rd Tbilsi Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tbilsi, Georgia


2008

“Eggheads on the Conveyer of Time”, ZTABL’s solo exhibition, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“On stage: Nature – Living at the edge” (Tanz auf dem Vulkan), ifa Gallery Berlin – Stuttgart, Germany

“The House of Tolerance”, SCCA-Almaty, Kazakhstan 


2007

52nd Venice Biennale, Central Asian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

“Self-Portrait against a Background of Global Warming” – a final exhibition of the “Transmit Further” art & education project, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2006

International Art Festival, Gandzha, Azerbaijan

“Barrel.KZ”, Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Transforma”, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

“Video Out” Festival, Russia


2005

5th International First April Competition, MUSEUM Studio, Aitiyev National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


2004

“Vom roten Stern zur blauen Kuppel”, ifa Gallery, Berlin, Germany


2003

“Die Seidenstrasse”, ifa Gallery, Stuttgart – Bonn, Germany

3rd International First April Competition, MUSEUM Studio, Aitiyev National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

“Paris – Berlin” International Video Festival, Paris, France (February); Berlin, Germany (November)

“Gods and Puppets” solo exhibition, Ark Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2002

“Transforma” (Contemporary Art of Central Asia), “Just in a Cage” installation, “Miss Asia” performance, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

“Eurasian Syndrome”, 08.07–19.07: Desht & Art Center, Karaganda, Kazakhstan; 14.08–08.09: Center for Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia

“Politik-Um”, “Media Aitys” video, Na Nadvorich Prazkeho Prazhski Grad, Prague, Czech Republic

“No Mad’s Land”, Art and Culture from Central Asia, “Asian Route” video installation, “Miss Asia” performance, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany


2001

“Handmade”, “Media Aitys” video, Museum of Nonconformist Art, Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia

“Chamber Exhibition”, “The Cage for a Bird” video installation, Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Umai Art Museum, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“New Acquisitions from Central Asia”, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA


2000

Presentation of the “Media Aitys” video film, Art Club, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Look in a New Way”, 3rd International Film Festival, a new version of the “Asian Route” video installation, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Art Media” Forum, “Asian Route” video installation, Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia

“Master Class”, 9th International Art Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia. Diploma

“Like the Day and the Night”, Tribuna Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Communications. Experience of Interaction”, 2nd Annual Exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, “Asian Route” video installation, Atakent Exhibition Centre, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1999

“Triangular Time”, Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“A Parade of Galleries-99”, exhibition by the Group of Four, “Release the Candy Wrappers from Captivity” action, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan


1998

“Fluxus Milk”, the first exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Unwrapping”, the opening of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Spontaneous Cinema”, Eurasia Cinema Festival, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Intrusion into the Red Hall”, action by the Group of Four, Republican Palace and Arman Movie Theatre, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Curatorial projects



September, 2007

“Self-Portrait against a Background of Global Warming” – a final exhibition of the “Transmit Further” art & education project, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2006–2007

“Transmit Further”, Art & Education Project for students in Arts and Culture in Almaty

“Triangular Time & Shaisiya”, Ular Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Bi-Boded Artists and their Dissonant Painting”, at the first Jazz Festival in Almaty, Students’ Palace, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Symposiums and seminars



2007

“Tanba” Graphic Print Symposium, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2006

Graphic Print Symposium, Cholpon-Ata, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


2002

“Two in One” training & exhibition on electronic arts, Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Kazakhstan


2000

“The History and Theory of Contemporary Art” seminar, Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Kazakhstan

“Art Criticism and Theory of Interpretation” seminar, Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Kazakhstan



Grants



2007

Arts and Culture Network Program, OSI-Budapest, “Transmit Further” Art & Education project


2001

Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, “The City and Contemporary Art” Grant Competition, “Media Aitys” video


2000

Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, the edition of a book “S…Tikho…Tvoreniya” by Nurlan Sultanbayev


1996
Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, “The Voice” documentary



Awards



2005

1st prize, 5h International First April Competition, Museum Studio, Aitiyev National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


2003

3rd prize for the article “The Faces of Asia”, “The Possibilities of Cooperation” Competition (Texts on Contemporary Culture), idc & Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty, Kazakhstan

3rd prize for the best article about the “Electric Earth” exhibition (British Video Art), British Council, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2002

1st prize for the “Media Aitys” video, “Art against Poverty” Documentaries Competition, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2001

1st prize for the article “Fertilization”, competition for the best article on contemporary art, Soros Foundation Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan


2000

1st prize, 2nd Annual Exhibition of SCCA-Almaty “Communications: Experience of Interaction”, Almaty, Kazakhstan