Aziza Shadenova
Aziza Shadenova is a Kazakh artist born in 1989 in Uzbekistan and is now based in Hastings, UK. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2011. Shadenova was one of the few young artists featured in the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). She has participated in group shows at Sotheby’s (London); Sharjah Biennial 23, Moscow Biennale 2014; EMMA Espoo Museum of Fine Arts (Finland, 2016), HOME gallery (Manchester), Mill6 CHAT (Hong Kong) 2023; and EXPO 2015.

"I define my practice as a visual puzzle. The majority of my work is based on humour and absurdism involved in the perception of life, memories, womanhood and immigration. My work often focuses on the untangling of my roots and thoughts as an immigrant, a woman, an artist and as a human being. These are observations and engagements with the past and present and an investigation of how it may reflect on the future. The challenge is to see beyond the chronology and capture something that has been left in the NOW. “ Nothing is outdated. I am trying to discover the beauty in the past because its outcome always leads to some new life”