Lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany
Born in Tajikistan, Arslanov has been up absorbing a unique combination of oriental, Muslim and Soviet culture influences. Acting from an autobiographic perspective, she refers her works as a means to examine relations between her past in the former USSR and current day to day experience. Arslanov's practice, which is deeply affected by architectural language, revolves around a continual exploration of friction points between common perceptions of ‘old’ and ‘new’. She often uses craft made techniques integrated into contemporary modes of production and crosses between exacting ornamentation and abstract imagery.