In 2014, the Artios Art Advisory organised the first solo exhibition of the works by Askhat Akhmediyarov, a well-established contemporary artist from Kazakhstan.
Askhat Akhmediyarov’s exhibition The Singular. The Plural | The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The show was curated by Dina Baitassova and Paul Arden. Most of the artist’s significant works were exhibited at the show including the works created by the artist during his residence the Laboratory of Maria and Pierre Curie in France.
In his works, Askhat Akhmediyarov reflects the dissonance embedded deep within our constantly changing world and explores interaction between cultures, modernity and globalisation that are gradually changing the traditional Kazakh identity.
He delicately highlights both the irony and the drama of the chosen problem, and examines it from two viewpoints, always leaving the viewer a chance to exit the context. Each of his works hides a gleam of hope for a better outcome.
Akhmediyarov calls us to a conscious action, which he sees as a way of awakening in each viewer some hidden resources to overcome the existing semantic barriers with the help of his artistic imagery.