Askhat Akhmedyarov

Askhat Akhmedyarov was born in 1965 in the village of Aleksandrovo GAI, in the Ural region.
In 1989, he graduated from the art school in Shymkent, where his teachers were Vitaly Simakov and Moldakul Narymbetov. In the early period of the formation of Akhmediyarov as an artist he was influenced by the work of such masters of world art as Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, René Magritte.

At the same time, Askhat Akhmedyarov participated in several exhibitions of the Shymkent Trans-Avangard.

 His works can be analyzed and read at different levels. The author plays with ambiguity and, not without irony, sets a critical distance with the viewer. The mixture of cultures and globalization, which influenced emancipation and artistic excitement, entered, not without risk, dissolving the Kazakh identity.
Through his works, Akhmedyarov is trying to show the viewer the dissonance of an ever-changing world.


Artist Askhat Akhmedyarov - About inspiration, Kazakhstani art and the Venice Biennale

(in Russian)

The artist spoke about his exhibition AYAN , Kazakhstan's contemporary art, and why Kazakhstan does not participate in the Venice Biennale.

Steppe, March 19, 2019


Artist Askhat Akhmedyarov - the voice of dissent (video in Russian)

His works are not liked by everyone, but never leave the viewer indifferent. The artist believes that art should be independent and reflect the conceptual problems of society. So he tries to encourage people to think and act.

Azattyq, October 23, 2018


Artist Askhat Akhmedyarov wrote his dreams (in Russian)

Artist Askhat Akhmedyarov wrote his dreams. The fact that the titan of Kazakhstani impressionism sees in the embrace of Morpheus can be found at his exhibition-revelation “Ayan”.

Express-K, April 4, 2019


Artist Challenges Limits Of 'This System' In Kazakhstan (video)

Kazakh artist Askhat Akhmedyarov is a provocative voice of dissent in a country where free expression is limited. The work of Kazakh artist Askhat Akhmedyarov is unique and sometimes shocking. He creates in different genres: video, photo, performance, installation, painting. Through his creations, Askhat Akhmedyarov tries to push Kazakhstan society to think and to act. (Harutyun Mansuryan, Sanat Urnaliyev, Roman Kupka, Raymond Furlong, Almas Maksut)

RadioFreeEuropeRadioLiberty, October 19, 2018


Different sky of Askhat Akhmedyarova (in Russian)

Askhat Akhmedyarov is from Uralsk, as the artist was formed in Shymkent. In the south, he made his first and scandalous performance, which blew up a sleepy patriarchal society and divided it into two camps. Each new era of his life, according to Askhat, is accompanied by fire. He literally burns all the bridges behind him - paintings in which he was disappointed, things that seemed to him already obsolete.

Exclusive, November 16, 2018