Said Atabekov

Said Atabekov
Bes Terek
Known for Installation, performance and video art, and photography
Movement Kyzyl Traktor (Red Tractor)
Awards Prince Claus Award (2011)


Said Atabekov can be an Uzbekistani musician in the areas of installation, performance and video artwork, and photography.


Atabekov was created in 1965 in Bes Terek in the Tashkent Province of Uzbekistan. After his research on the Shymkent Artwork College, he continuing with the training of upcoming performers and the business of displays of their function.He began his profession when the launch of perestroika in the Soviet Union which enabled him to utilize the enlarged likelihood of artistic independence. In this time around he founded the collective Kyzyl Traktor (Crimson Tractor) and attempted international modernism.In span of history, his region have been under influence of 4 strong and frequently conflicting ideologies: nomadic pantheism, islam, Russian influences and traditional western capitalism. The deeper paradoxes of these can repeatedly be observed in his function, such as for example from enough time of Genghis Khan, during communism and in enough time following dissolution from the Soviet Union.In 2011 Atabekov was honored using a Prince Claus Award.

Work (selection)

2004: Ifa gallery, Berlin, Vom roten Stern zur blauen Kuppel 2005: Ifa galerie, Stuttgart, Vom roten Stern zur blauen Kuppel 2005: 51st Venice Biennale, THE KNOWLEDGE of Artwork 2007: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Period of the Storytellers 2007: Biennale de Montréal 2008: Yerba Buena Middle for the Arts, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Tracing Streets Through Central Asia 2008: Winkleman Gallery, NY I Imagine the Stans: New Central Asian Video 2008: ArteEast, Bishkek, Boom Boom - 4th Bishkek International Exhibition of Modern Artwork 2009: Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Changing Environment 2009: Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, Photoquai 2011: Museum of Contemporary Artwork, Antwerp, Collection XXVII - East from 4°24' MuHKA 2011: 54th Venice Biennale, country pavilion 2011: New Museum of Modern Art, NY, Ostalgia 2011: 42nd Image Festival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg The attention is a lonely hunter: pictures of humankind 2011: Calvert22, London, Between Heaven and Globe: Modern Art in the Center of Asia 2011:Between Heaven and Globe - Modern Art in the Center of Asia - Calvert22 Foundation, London, Britain 2011:4 st Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen_HeidelbergTHE EYE IS A LONELY HUNTER, Germany 2011:Biennale di Venezia - 54th International Artwork Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice 2011:Ostalgia - New Museum of Modern Art, NEW YORK, NY 2011:Moving Picture” A SKILL Fair of Modern Video Art NY, NY 2012:Migrasophia - Maraya Artwork Center - Barjeel Artwork Foundation, Sharjah 2012:THE ATTENTION is a Lonely Hunter – Pictures of Individual Kind - Grimmuseum, Berlin 2012: Centro Videoinsight - Torino,Italy 2013:No-mad-nes In Zero Man's Property - Eslite Gallery, Taipei 2103:5th Moscow Biennale of Modern Artwork - Bolshe Sveta / More Light - Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow 2013:Primera Bienal del Sur en Panamá 2013: Emplazando Mundos - Bienal del Sur en Panamá, Panama Town 2013:On the Crossroads: Modern Art in the Caucasus and Central Asia - Sotheby´s - London, New Connection Street, London, Britain 2013:THE ATTENTION is a Lonely Hunter - Pictures of Humankind - Fotogalleriet, Oslo 2013:ONE Stage/PE FORWARD Modern artwork exhibition of Kazakhstan's performers in Venice,Italy 2014:Il Piedistallo vuoto. Fantasmi dall’Est Europa - Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna 2014:ArtDubai,UAE