Suinbike Suleimenova was born in 1992 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. "As an artistic family offspring, I was always encouraged in creating. My artist career started from the children contests to the first deliberate exhibition in 2011 in which I could work with my passion for video and experiments. It was a simple open call shared within our small Almaty community that I applied. I was the youngest participant even though the exhibition called “Suche” (Search) included only young Kazakhstani artists. In the same year, I got in Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana with a government grant majoring in Cinematography while participating in local projects and shows the themes of which were close to my interests and views. Throughout these years I was participating in contemporary art festivals both in Almaty and Astana, had my films shown in Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, China, USA, held my solo show and produced films and video arts. In
2016 started a pro-feminist art group aimed at creating and sharing educational media for women of Central Asia.”




Art activism to revive Kazakh contemporary art

ASTANA – Kazakh contemporary artist Suinbike Suleimenova presents a documentary about artist Lidia Blinova as a part of Focus Kazakhstan project that lasts Oct. 2018 – March 2019. For her, the film is an achievement of art activism that contributed to the revival of Kazakh contemporary art history and women artists’ representation.


We are the Rivers

Participants: ARAM, JOHN GALT art group (Charly Sword, Aisulu Abuova, Kumar Nurpeisov, Aizhan Kunzhebayeva, Aiman Torekhanova, Saltanat Kairalapova), Alexandra Ali, Dalida and Duman Aliyevs, Mederbek Akhmetov, Alpamys Batyrov, Bakhyt Bubikanova, 705 Art Group (Chingiz Aydarov, Diana Rakhmanova, Nursultan Manasov, Marat Raiymkulov, Aidan Tokoyeva, Cholponai Borubayeva Amphitheater), Alexandra Kalacheva, Liza Kin, Aigerim Mazhitkhankyzy, Dana Molzhigit, Anvar Musrepov, Elmurat Nigmatov, Yekaterina Nikonorova, Nurbol Nurakhmet, Yevgeniya Pyatova, Altynai Satanova, Charly Sword, Mansur Smagambetov, Darya Spivakova, Suinbike Suleymenova, Zoya Falkova.