Curator: Gaini Mukhtarova
Academic position – Associate Professor
Scientific degree– Candidate of Science in Philosophy
Education / Qualification:
1994-1999 – Kazakh State Art Academy (now KazNAA named after T. Zhurgenov), faculty «oil painting», specialty «artist – painter»
1992-1996 – KazNU named after al – Farabi, faculty of Oriental studies, Japanese language courses
1997-2000 – Institute of philosophy and politology of the Ministry of education and Sciences, postgraduate
Fields of activity: fine arts, art history, orientalism, cultural studies, philosophy
From 2017 to present – Head of the Department of Scenography and Decorative Arts, Faculty of Arts, Kazakh National University of Arts, Nur-Sultan
2011-2017 – Associate Professor of the Department of Scenography and Decorative Arts, Faculty of Arts, Kazakh National University of Arts, Nur-Sultan
2009 – 2010 – Senior Lecturer of Department of Design, Faculty of Light Industry and Design, Almaty Technological University, Almaty
2000 – 2004 – Lecturer at the Department of «Art History», Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T.Zhurgenov, Almaty
1999 – 2000 – Lecturer of Department of International Relations, Kainar University, Almaty
1998 -1999 – Lecturer and Head of Section of the Japanese language, Department «Oriental studies», faculty of «Orientalism», Ablai Khan Kazakh University of World Languages and International Relations, Almaty
2010 – defence of the candidate dissertation «Image of the World in Japanese and Kazakh Cultures: comparative analysis», specialty 24.00.01 – «theory and history of culture»
The author has more than 40 scientific publications, the author of the textbook “History of Japanese culture” in the Kazakh language, and several educational and methodological recommendations. Participant in international and national scientific and practical conferences.
Continuing education courses
Membership in professional organizations:
2011 – Member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan
2013 – Member of the Asia-Pacific Association of Ink Painting (Sakura, Japan)
2013 – Honorary Member of the Association of promotion of Japanese culture “Japan Promotion Association” (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 – Peporter and author of series reports from Kazakhstan for the Japanese web-site “Japan Eurasia Tokyo Federation Society” (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 – International Art Exhibition “Asia Creation Art”, Tokyo National Center for Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan)
2013 – International Art Exhibition “Kazakhstan and Japan Cultural Exchange Exhibition and Meeting”, ECO Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)
1997 – Personal exhibition of paintings at Ular Gallery, House of Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan
1996 – Personal exhibition of paintings, British Council at the British Embassy in Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Participation in the organization of events:
2016 – Exhibition of contemporary Japanese artists «Five Artists – Five Elements: Traditions and Innovation» with works by Ryohei Miyata, Mitamura Arisumi, Saito Norihiko, Mizoguchi Bokudo, Kawachi Kunpei, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan
2016 – training courses in ink painting “Sumi-e” from the President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Ink Painting M. Bokudo, KazNUA, Astana, Kazakhstan
2015 – Stage performance “The World of Images of the Noo Theater”, KazNUA, Zhambyl Hall, Astana, Kazakhstan
2014 – refresher training courses “Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Art” delivered by the Professor of the Tokyo University of the Arts, the artist of the Nihonga genre Norihiko. Saito and the Japanese actor of the Noo Theater – N. Katsumi at KazNUA, Astana, Kazakhstan
Awards, prizes, and letters of gratitude:
2013 – Diploma “Arts of the Asian Community” for the achievements demonstrated at the international exhibition “Asia Creation Art”, Tokyo National Center for Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan)
2011, 2014 – Letters of gratitude for active participation in the public life of the Kazakh National University of Arts (KazNUA, Astana, Kazakhstan)
2013 – Diploma with the honorary status of “Goodwill Ambassador” for the contribution in the development of cultural relations between Japan and Kazakhstan, received from the organization of Japanese culture promotion «Japan Promotion Association» (Tokyo, Japan)
2018 – Medal «20 th Anniversary of KazNUA»
2018 – Certificate of honor for high achievements and decent longstanding work in the field of culture and arts and the promotion of spiritual values to the younger generation from the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2019 – Certificate of honor from the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan
Coordinator of the student scientific community of the Faculty of Arts. Supervisor of master’s theses and students – winners of the Republican contest for the best scientific research work among university students.
1.Amanzholova A.G. – Laureate of the Republican contest for the best scientific research among university students (Diploma ІI place, Astana, 2015), recipient of a grant From the government of Indonesia (2019-2020)
2. Pokidko S.L. – Laureate of the Republican contest for the best scientific research among university students. (Diploma ІI place, Astana, 2016), winner of the first President – Elbasy Foundation Award (2017), trainee of the Accademia Dell’arte Firenze (2020)
3. Tuletova Sh.M. – Laureate of the Republican contest for the best scientific research among university students. (diploma ІI place, Astana, 2017)
4.Jusip A.N. – Laureate of the Republican contest for the best research works among university students. (Diploma ІI place, Astana, 2018)
5. Rakhmetullayeva I.E. – “El Umiti” winner of the Republican festival (2019), coordinator of the volunteer student club of KazNUA
Project name: ETERNAL QUESTION…
Experimental show – performance of the student art theater of scenography of the Kazakh National University of Arts)
Scriptwriters Mukhtarova G.S. Dadyrova A.A., scenography Baltayev S., costume designer Syrbayeva A.A., Koshenova A.A., set designer Omarova Zh.N., music Erkimbekov S. Zh., performers of roles, masks, costumes students of the Kazakh National University of Arts
Content of the show – performance:
The world is undergoing colossal changes, how we are going to live in the world of robots,
artificial intelligence and digitalization? The issue of digital dependence and gadget addiction, problems of loneliness and alienation in the digital world -is already an existing reality.
The world of images of modern man diverse and contradictory, which is brightly presented in the show program performance, consisting of a prologue and six parts.
Prologue. Begins with an excerpt from a monologue of Hamlet, whose permanent creator
William Shakespeare says sublimely ” What a piece of work is the man!”
Part 1 «Heroes of blockbusters»
In contrast to the prologue in front of the audience appear a large number of terribly scary
characters from famous blockbusters. Sometimes, because of this, it seems that around
there is a dominance of cruelty, evil and absurdity.
Part 2 «Shaman»
The image of a shaman, a kind of mediator between the worlds, performing the ritual and who summoning the spirits, appears in this scene as a symbol of purification and healing from negative influences of dark forces.
Part 3 «Images of Kazakh mythology»
Humanity for thousands of years continues to live in an atmosphere of the dichotomy between good and evil. This tells us the storyteller Korkyt-ata. Before the viewer,
the good and the evil, the brave and the cheerful characters of Kazakh mythology, fairy tales, and legends come into sight. The past is the basis for the future, and the bird
Samruk symbolizes the intersection of time and space dimensions.
Part 4 «The Multicultural world»
The world is one, and there are many nations and cultures in it. The beauty of the world is in diversity. Universal and national archetypes form cultural code of humanity, signifying how it is important to preserve the great heritage of our ancestors.
Part 5 «The appearance of the goddess Umai»
Humanity always holds hope for the better. Since ancient times, the image of the goddess
Umai was a sacred secret of the universe, giving salvation and blessings from above. Boy with a globe in hands, appearing after a flap of wings symbolizes the hope to save the planet
and humanity from global problems such as pollution of nature, environmental disasters and other challenges which humanity is currently facing.
Part 6 «To be or not to be»
How often in the rush and bustle of everyday life we are thinking about eternal questions of the meaning of our being? The question naturally arises, to be or not to be …? The main character makes his choice. He chooses to be.
Happening with the audience: “What would be your choice? dear viewer, you can show this by choosing one of the emojis, laughter – to be, sadness – not to be.”