Aigana Gali (b. 1982, Almaty, Kazakhstan) is a multidisciplinary artist who works across a wide range of media, from canvas and paper to textiles and bronze, in a dynamic process guided by the essential character of each series. Gali holds a BA in Fine Art from Kazakh Leading Academy of Art and Architecture (2001- 2005), MA from the Institute Of Literature and Art, Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005 - 2007) and a MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (2010 - 2011). Gali’s rich cultural heritage is an infinite source for her work. In relocating to London, Aigana Gali explores ways to communicate and translate her cultural milieu, in particular the tonal shifts and vibrational quality of light found in the vast plains. Luminous and beguiling, filled with subtle historical or mythical references, her works explore the mysterious forces - ancient wisdom, nature’s cycles and cosmic order - that shape our lives.
Solo exhibitions include Tengri, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2022); Meditator II from Tengri, Light Works, Hamilton Gallery, London (2021); Blue Minds, Blue Marine Foundation, London (2021); “Aral” from Steppe collection, Private Gallery, London (2021); Creation Myth, Saatchi Gallery, London (2019); LEDA, Catharsis Grace Belgravia, London (2018); Steppe exhibition, Georgian National Museum of Art (2016); Steppe, Hay Hill Gallery, London (2016); Vera Pogodina Gallery, Moscow (2016); Hay Hill Gallery London (2015); Hay Hill Gallery, London (2011); The Gallery, Westbury Hotel, London (2010); Oyu Art Gallery, Almaty (2009); A Kasteev State Museum of Art of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty (2009); Zig-Zag Art Gallery, Almaty (2006); Ark Art Gallery, Almaty (2005); Alma-Ata Gallery, Almaty (2004); Untitled, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2004).
Group exhibitions include Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts (2022); Blue Mind Festival, Catherine Prevost, London (2021); Light works, Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery and Stories of Art, London (2021); START ART FAIR, Saatichi Gallery, London (2021); Central Asain Art Fair (2013).
Highlights and Collections
Aigana Gali has exhibited internationally in the USA, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, and has works in prominent private and public collections around the world. Important collaborations include Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Atelier, Celine Alexandre, and Atelier 27.