Aslan Gaisumov

Aslan Gaisumov, Volga (video still), 2015. Image courtesy the artist

Aslan Gaisumov, Volga (video still), 2015. Image courtesy the artist

Aslan Gaisumov (b. 1991, Grozny, Chechnya) lives and works in Grozny. Gaisumov is developing an oeuvre that feeds on, but also transforms and transcends, personal and collective memory. His works are poised between visual immediacy and social commentary, between the momentary and the monumental. They are mostly videos and installations incorporating found and purposely crafted objects, but sometimes also photographs and works on paper.

Recent exhibitions include Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017); Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, Belgium (2016); Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (2016); Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium (2015); Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2014); and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2014). In 2014 he was awarded the Special Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize of the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, and in 2016 the Innovation Prize of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow.