Shindin (b. 1978) is a mixed media artist who also works as an artistic director for local movie productions. His most recognizable body of work is large-scale colleges made out of recycled jeans, fur, textile and sometimes other elements of clothes like panties or t-shirts. Deriving from strong trading traditions of Silk Road textile has always been a special medium for Central Asia where it was wildly distributed, praised, censored and forgotten in the span of years between its dawn in early B.C. until the Soviet expansion in 1920s. Shindin’s work aims to revisit this important conversation and create a new ornament that would equally reflect the genius loci of the local context where the work is created but also to embrace new global in which trading becomes a focal point for cultures across the world. Shindin’s most prominent exhibitions include Contemporary Art from post Soviet Asia organization Progetto 107, Torino, Italy, Face of Bride in PERMM Museum and Homo Ludens as well as a personal exhibition in gallery Tengri Umay in Almaty, Kazakhstan.