Aiganym Mukhamejan
Aiganym Mukhamejan (b. 1999, Shu, Kazakhstan) is a multimedia artist whose work explores the complexities of Kazakh society. Through self-portraiture and personal narrative, she uses irony to comment on social, economic, political, and cultural changes. Mukhamejan’s art interweaves neo-folklore with contemporary political discourse, exploring the rebirth of ancient celebrations in modern cities, revival and spread of the Kazakh language, patriarchy, ecology, decolonization, post-internet culture, and fluid religious beliefs. Her diverse practice includes video, photography, performance, objects, and memes. She currently lives and works in Shu, Kazakhstan.