Aslan Gaisumov, born in 1991 in Grozny, Chechnya, where he still lives and works.

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.

Gaisumov graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Moscow in 2012. From 2016 he is enrolled in the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent. His solo exhibitions to date include ‘People of No Consequence’ at Museum of Modern Art (M HKA) Antwerp, in 2016, ‘Memory Belongs to the Stones’ at KROMUS + ZINK, Berlin, in 2015 and ‘When You Ride in a Chechen Cart, Sing a Chechen Song’ at Contemporary Art Center, Grozny, in 2015, ‘Untitled (War)’ at Vinzavod Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, in 2011.

Aslan Gaisumov has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, notably the ‘Uncertain States', Akademie der Künste, Berlin, in 2016; ‘Lines of Tangency’ at the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), Ghent, and ‘Austeria’ at BWA Sokol Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland, also ‘Glasstress Gotika’, a collateral exhibition for the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015; ‘Burning News’ at Hayward Gallery, London, and ‘The World in 2014’, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2014; as well as the 5th Moscow Biennale ‘More Light', in 2013; ‘Under A Tinsel Sun' 3rd Moscow Biennale for Young Art and ‘I Am Who I Am’ at Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, in 2012. In 2014 he was awarded the Special Prize of the Future Generation Art Prize of the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, the Ukraine, and in 2016 the Innovation Prize of the National Centre for contemporary Arts in Moscow, in the category ’New Generation’.

about latest project: http://mezosfera.org/people-of-no-consequences-by-aslan-gaisumov/ 


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December 2017 - Pio Abad in conversation with Hendrik Folkerts.



  • With: Aslan Gaisumov (Chechenia) in conversation with Anders Kreuger.
  • Date: Wednesday 1 February, 7:30 p.m.
  • Language: English with simultaneous translation.
  • Information and reservations: activitats@ftapies.com
  • Adrress: Aragó, 255, 08007 BCN.
  • Free activity.