Aziza Shadenova (born in Uzbekistan) (1989) is a Kazakh artist raised in Kyrgyzstan. Graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2011. She now lives and works in Hastings and London, UK.
Aziza 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; Moscow Biennale 2014; EMMA Espoo Museum of Fine Arts (Finland, 2016), HOME gallery Manchester, Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts; EXPO 2015, as well as exhibitions in Russia, France, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Argentina, and the UK.
‘My work is an observation and engagement with the past and present and seeing how it may reflect on the future. The challenge is to see beyond history and capture something that has been left in NOW. Nothing is outdated. I’m trying to discover the beauty in obliteration because its outcomes always lead to some new life in one way or another. I define my practice as a visual absurdist poetry.'