1987 born in Alma-Ata, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. Since 2012 based in Germany.

Her artistic practice involves different media and techniques (printmaking, objects, digital media, installations).

Since 2007 Gaisha Madanova is a founding member of the international art collective Artpologist. Since 2012 she got involved in curatorial practice and made different projects inside and outside Kazakhstan (VIDEO[ARTiFACT]; DIYALOG: New Energies; mikro[smART]raiony, Internal Storage - Not Enough Space? In 2016 she co-founded Kazakhstan based platform ARTCOM. Gaisha Madanova is the founder and editor-in-chief of the first in Kazakhstan conceptual art magazine ALUAN - EXHIBITION ON PAPER (issue #1 Art Upside Down, 2015).

Notable group exhibitions where her works have been shown include:

- DIE GRENZE. Traveling exhibition by Goethe-Institut with support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. COE Dr. Inke Arns and Thibaut de Ruyter. 11 countries, 2019-17

- Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum. COE Yuliya Sorokina, Eun Young Shin. Suwon IPark Museum of Art, Suwon (KOR), 2018

- BREAD&ROSES: Four Generations of Kazakh Women. COE David Elliot, Dr. Rachel Rits-Volloch, Almagul Menlibayeva. Kunstquartier Bethanien, MOMENTUM, Berlin (DEU), 2018

- Postnomadic Mind. COE Indira Dyussebayeva-Ziyabek and Aliya de Tiesenhausen. Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London (GBR), 2018

- SUNS AND NEONS ABOVE KAZAKHSTAN. COE Björn Geldhof. Yarat Contemporary Art Space. Baku (AZE), 2017

- BALAGAN!!! Contemporary Art from the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places. COE David Elliott. Kühlhaus Berlin (DEU), 2015

- A TIME FOR DREAMS - 4th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art. COE David Elliott. Moscow Museum, Moscow (RUS), 2014

- ONE STEP/PE FORWARD. Independent Pavillion of Kazakhstan during the 55th Venice Biennale. IADA. Palazzo Bragadin, Venice (ITA), 2013

- FACE OF THE BRIDE. COE Nailya Allahverdiyeva. PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art. Perm (RUS), 2012

- ALUMINUM - IV International Baku Biennale of Contemporary Art. COE Leyla Akhundzadeh. Baku (AZE), 2009

- LAUGHTERLIFE. COE Maria Baibakova, Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt. Exhibition of the new art of Central Asia and Russia, RozaMira08. Diehl+Gallery One. Moscow (RUS), 2008

- TRANSFORMATION OF SPACE IN ALMATY. Artpologist collective. Silk Road House in Berkeley. Berkeley, California (USA). Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley (USA) SCCA, Almaty (KAZ), 2007



WHW Akademija. Independet International art study program for emerging artists.

WHW Curatorial Collective in partnership with the Kontakt Art Collection (Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation), Zagreb (HRV)


Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (AdBK). Fine Arts, Sculpture. Prof. Hermann Pitz. Diploma. Munich (DEU)


Digital and Time-based Media. Prof. Julian Rosefeldt, AdBK (DEU)


Guest Professors of Akademie der Bildenden Künste: Justin Lieberman, Kim Noble, Saim Demircan, Mariechen Danz, Melanie Bonajo. (DEU)


Almaty College of Construction and Management. Faculty of Architecture. Bachelor in Secondary Specialized Education. Almaty (KAZ)



Co-founder of art communication platform ARTCOM. Almaty (KAZ)


Founder and editor-in-chief of ALUAN art magazine – the exhibition on paper. (KAZ)


Member of Roundabout collective. Munich (DEU)


Co-founding member of Artpologist collective.(KAZ, FRA, USA)



STARTPOINT PRIZE 2018. Nominee for the winning prize selection of European Art Graduates. (CZE)


Prize of the Academia Association for the Best Annual Exhibition 2017. UTOPIUM. Julian Rosefeldt project class. AdBK, Munich (DEU)


Prize of the Academia Association for the Best Annual Exhibition 2016. THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Julian Rosefeldt project class. AdBK, Munich (DEU)


Best Graduation Architectural Project 2009. II Degree Diplom for the project of Museum for Contemporary Art ORLEY in Almaty. Union of Architects of the Respublic Kazakhstan. Almaty (KAZ)



Graduation Show 2018. Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (DEU)


Bird Catcher. Whitin the project NO EXIT, COE Anna Fech, Art Container, Zurich (CHE)

What to do with what has been. Roundabout art space, Munich (DEU)


Documentation of space. Hamburg University. Hamburg (DEU)

Documentation of space. Alliance Française d’Almaty. Almaty (KAZ)


The Instinct of the present. Goethe-Institut Kazakhstan. Almaty (KAZ)

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