Katya Nikonorova

In different ancient cultures there was an idea of White Woman that comes in hard times of a nation. And if people can overcome the fears and meet her, White Woman can show the way to salvation. KATIPA APAI is an unique artistic method of Katya Nikonorova, some sort of Avatar that is responsible for qualitative changes. Katipa apai declares that this world can become a better place and deliver this message by practices defined by author as artistic. We call it KATIPAAPISM- personal religion and art movement.
Katipaapism - (Katipa (kaz.) - Katya, apai (kaz.) women, -ism) in modern Tengrianism an offshoot of
white cult of  the goddess Umai. Which can be possible in nowadays only, because of increasing vibrations of the Earth. One of the newest religion, an art trend. Through the artistic practices Katipa understands religious consciousness, integrates it with the Universe and represents Humanity on the artistic scene outside of Measurements. Developed the rationale and methods of conscious blissful existence, as well as methods of sanitation, education and other vital functions.
As a direction in art, katipaapism is a creation of hierotopy (environmental, land art for the conduct of mysteries and liturgies), iconography (in the canons of abstract painting and collage), as well as messages through documentaries and video art. All of this exists on a quantum level and invisible to the average person.
Katipaapism developing a system of superstisious, such as sitting on i-pads, divination, blessed scriptures to artificial intelligence. The cult of Katipaapism picked up by the women-residents of the Holy city of Almaty.




Home to a multifaith, multiethnic population, Kazakhstan faces challenges as president Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country’s first and only post-Soviet leader, tries to maintain social and economic stability.  



Faculty Lydia Matthews Awarded CEC Artslink Grant Award

Lydia Matthews, in collaboration with San Francisco-based filmmaker Jeanne C. Finley, were given a 2015 CEC Artslink Project Award to support  “Entering the Cosmos”, a video and socially-engaged project in Kazakhstan made in partnership with Almaty-based artist Katya Nikonorova and the Eurasian Cultural Alliance.

AMT | Art, Media, & Technology, May 05, 2015


Lecture & Reception: Katya Nikonorova and Neno Belchev

Kala Art Institute and California College of the Arts are pleased to present a lecture program with 2014 Artslink Fellowship artists Katya Nikonorova from Kazakhstan and Neno Belchev from Bulgaria. We hope you can join us for this lecture followed by a farewell reception for the artists.

Art PracticalNovember 11, 2014