photo: Gregor Guski
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
Born in Tajikistan, I have been growing up absorbing a unique combination of oriental, Muslim, and Soviet culture influences. Acting from an autobiographic perspective, I refer to my works as a means to examine relations between my past in the former USSR and my current day-to-day experience. My practice, which is deeply affected by architectural language, revolves around a continual exploration of friction points between common perceptions of ‘old’ and ‘new’. I often use craft-made techniques integrated into contemporary modes of production and crosses between exacting ornamentation and abstract imagery.