Shaarbek Amankul

B. 1956, Bishkek

Lives and works in Bishkek

Mr. Amankul holds art and  history  degrees from Kyrgyz State College of Arts (1980) and  Kyrgyz National University (1989) respectively. A member of the Kyrgyz Republic Union of Artists since 1991, member of International Ceramic Academy in Geneve since 2005 and  he has long promoted global networking and has participated in several educational programs and residencies abroad, to include the House of Art Foundation USSR (1989/90/91, Latvia), the Berkshire Artist's Settlement (1998, NY), Artist in Residence Krems (2003, Austria),  Summer  Art  Academy (2005, Austria), Vermont Studio Center (2005, USA), Domagk Ateliers (2009, Munich),  Global Art Lab (New-York / San Francisko), Villa Waldberta (2011, Germany).

His video film "Central Asia - Europe Art Dialogue" about the projects (2001-2002)  was shown in the Videoarchieve, Central Asian Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). Amankul since 2007 directs the organizational development and creative initiatives at Б'Art Contemporary Bishkek and brings 27 years of project development experience and innovative collaborations. He was a speaker in public panel 10th International Istanbul Biennale (2007, "International Discourse vs. Local Vibrancy: Challenges and Opportunities in the Practice of Art in Central Asia"). Additionally, he has  participated in numerous symposiums and exhibitions throughout  Asia, Europe.

Selected Exhibitions:


Introspection. Group videoart exhibition. YAY Gallery. Baku, Azerbaijan

Contemporary Art from Caucasus & Central Asia, Sotheby's, London, UK


Contemporary Art from the Centre of Asia ",  Gallery Calvert 22, London, UK

Video Art Festival, 2011, Ramallah

Domagk Ateliers Halle 50, Munich, Germany


Visual Container TV, Milan, Italy

12e festival des cinémas differents et expérimentaux de Paris

Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany


Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Germany

22nd  Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France

Bangkok University Gallery

Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art  Brisbane, Australia

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz

Kunsthalle/Spiegel, Lothringer13, München


2nd Singapore Biennale


Intersection, Ulan Bator


Project Kyrgyz_Stein, Liechtenstein


Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

5 Kichik Qala Street, Icheri Sheher Baku

Azerbaijan, AZ 1000

+99412 505 23 23


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