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January 15 - 20th, 2019

Business Design Centre 
52 Upper Street 
London N1 0QH

AUROOM ART is delighted to exhibit Said Atabekov’s work at the 31st edition of London Art Fair.

For the first time in London Art Fair’s history the work of a Kazakhstani artist will be featured at Art Projects section which is a curated showcase of the freshest contemporary art from across the world with galleries from outside the UK making up two-thirds of exhibitors.

The section has established itself as an important international platform for new galleries to showcase the most stimulating contemporary practice, and continues to garner widespread critical acclaim. AUROOM ART booth P29 at Art Projects is situated alongside the main fair on Gallery Level 1.

We are grateful to everyone who is supporting our mission to promote contemporary art from Kazakhstan, including the Kazakhstan Embassy in London and The Fields of Gold luxury fashion design brand!


AUROOM ART Official Opening in Guildford

On June 8th 2018 AUROOM ART opens its space in the heart of Guildford, Surrey, UK, to the public. Fostering the dialogue between East and West, AUROOM ART focuses on four key activities – exhibitions, education, artist residency and cultural exchange. Gallery viewing is available by appointment.

Smail Bayaliev at Asia Culture Institute, Gwanju, Republic of Korea

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Republic of Korea and Central Asia, the Asia Culture Institute (ACI) is now planning an exhibition “Song of Felt” to introduce contemporary art of the Central Asia to Korean people as well as global visitors. The exhibition will be held on 9 November 2017 - 4 February 2018 at the Asia Culture Centre (ACC) located at Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

The Asia Culture Centre (ACC) is an international arts and cultural exchange organisation that produces new, future-oriented results through the convergence of Asia’s past and present arts and culture with innovative ideas and beliefs. ACC aims to contribute to the cultural prosperity of Asia and the international community. It collaborates with the distinguished institutions such as Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts, Getty Research Institute and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Netherlands State Academy of Fine Arts). The exhibition “Song of Felt” examines how cultural heritages in Central Asia could be reinterpreted and sublimated into artworks by contemporary artists in Central Asia and scopes out how the identity of Central Asia is discussed among those artworks. In particular, felt and songs, materials for nomadic people’s survival in Central Asia, could be centrally considered in this exhibit, and artworks to display are mainly related with those factors.

AUROOM ART is honoured with the proposal by ACI to exhibit two artworks by the famous Kazakh artist Smail Bayaliev: a felt artwork Herd and his video art A Bird of Simurg. Bayaliev's artwork “Herd” is an impressive large-scale sculpture made of felt, a material synonymous with traditional nomadic culture. According to S.Bayaliev, this ancient, naturally warm material, awakens the primitive spirit of the nomad within us.

The Song of Felt is an exciting high profile cultural project that will consolidate cultural and business relationship between Republic of Korea and Kazakhstan.

Welcome to Auroom Art!

We are thrilled to announce the launching of our Gallery that is dedicated to build the bridge between Central Asia and the global art world. 

A developing art market of Central Asia has surprisingly much to offer: from extraordinary paintings of pre-revolutionary Russia that were quietly shipped off to Kazakhstan by Moscow galleries in the hope they would be far enough away to survive the predations of Stalin's art policy and art of avant-garde artists who were themselves forced to Kazakhstan in the mid 1930s, to a unique contemporary art that started forming since Russian exiles survived by teaching in various art schools and so inspired a new generation of ethnically Kazakh artists who, from the 1960s onwards, developed a Kazakh school of art, which, according to Christie's, prized: "flatness, monumentality of form, unity of colour and drawing, and symbolism."

The art of Kazakhstan today is characterised by bold colours, freedom of expression and brilliantly executed juxtaposition of exotic nomad subjects, monumentality of form and concept. 

Incredible photography, installations, fascinating performances and video, high quality two dimensional art - discover the best of contemporary art of Central Asia with AuroomArt gallery!

Looking forward for your feedback and to our future cooperation!