Aslan Goisum

Selected Works

All That You See Here, Forget

Aslan Gaisumov

14 March – 28 April, 2018

Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6JU


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Born in 1991 in Grozny, Chechnya.

Lives and works in Grozny, Chechnya.


2018 – 2019

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

2016 – 2017

Higher Institute for Fine Arts HISK, Gent, BE

2011 – 2012

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

2007 – 2010

Moscow College of Design, Moscow, RU

Solo Exhibitions


Liverpool Biennial presents: Aslan Gaisumov & Janice Kerbel, Bury Art Museum, Bury, UK

If No One Asks, CAG Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA


Dark Shelters, Le CAP Saint-Fons, Lyon, FR

Crystals and Shards, Kohta Kunsthalle, Helsinki, FI

All That You See Here, Forget, Emalin, London, UK


People of No Consequence, curated by Anders Kreuger, Museum of Contemporary Art (M HKA), Antwerp, BE


Memory Belongs to the Stones, Galerie Zink, Berlin, DE

Нохчийн Вордана Хиъча, Нохчийи Илли Ала, Contemporary Art Centre, Grozny, Chechnya, RU


Aslan Gaisumov, Galerie Zink, Berlin, DE


Untitled (War), Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

Group Exhibitions


On the move, PARCUM, Leuven, BE (forthcoming)


The Invented History, KINDL, Berlin, DE

Communicating Difficult Pasts, curated by Margaret Tali and Ieva Astahovska, Latvia National Museum of Art, Riga, LV

The Binding Object, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, ES 

Mourning: On Loss and Change, curated by Brigitte Kölle, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE

Diversity/United, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, RU

home/ward bound/less, curated by Nikolett Erőss, Budapest History Museum, Budapest, HU


Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Munich, DE

Art Encounters Biennial, curated by Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu, Maria Theresia Bastion, Timisoara, RO

Boundary + Gesture, curated by Taylor Le Melle, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

No You Won’t Be Naming No Buildings After Me, TENT, Rotterdam, NL

After Leaving | Before Arriving, 12th Kaunas Biennale, Kaunas, LT

Blood and Soil: Dark Arts for Dark Times, curated by Anders Kreuger, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, LT

Potentiality, Festival of Political Photography 2019, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI

Opened Ground, Void Gallery, Derry, IE


Tomorrow Will be Yesterday, ERTI Gallery, Tbilisi, GE

Beautiful World, Where Are You?, 10th Liverpool Biennial, curated by Kitty Scott and Sally Tallant, Liverpool, UK

One Place After Another, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, RU

Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More, RIBOCA1, 1st Riga Biennale, curated by Katerina Gregos, Riga, LV

Belonging to a Place, Embassy of Canada, Washington DC, US

Power Nap, Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, AM


The Grid and The Cloud: How to Connect, HISK Laureates, Brussels, BE

The Haunted House, Cultural Foundation Ekaterina, Moscow, RU

The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely, MuZEE, Ostend, BE

Life from my Window, Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan, IT

Nationality, Victoria Gallery, Samara, RU

Bilder Fragen, Centre for Contemporary Art Glass Palace, Augsburg, DE

I Am a Native Foreigner, curated by Leontine Coelewij, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

How To Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT

Heimat and Homeland, Museion, Bolzano, IT

Belonging to a Place, SCRAP Metal Gallery, Toronto, CA

A World Not Ours, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, FR

Americans 2017, LUMA Westbau, Zurich, CH

Inconvenient Questions, curated by Julia Polujanenkova, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, EE

Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

Lives Between, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, US; Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel Aviv, IL

Witness, Jerome Poggi Gallery, Paris, FR


Fortress Europe. Eastern Bastion, KH Space, Brest, BY

Across the Caucasus, Historical Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi, GE

Uncertain States, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, DE

Greetings from Ghent, Galerie Zink, Waldkirchen, DE

Experiences of the Imaginary, New Holland, St Petersburg, RU

Innovation Prize 2016, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

Transgression and Syncretism, Asia Culture Center (ACC), Gwangju, KR

Höhenrausch, Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin, DE


Skulptur 2015, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, DE

Lines of Tangency, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Gent, BE

Our Land/Alien Territory, curated by Yulia Aksenova, Central Manege, Moscow, RU

Austeria, BWA SOKOL Gallery, Nowy Sacz, PL

The Identity Complex, Alancia, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Vladikavkaz, RU

Glasstress 2015 Gotika, curated by Dimitri Ozerkov and Adriano Berengo, Palazzo Franchetti, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

The World in 2015, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, CN


Future Generation Art Prize 2014, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, UA

Burning News, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Discontinuous Values, Alancia, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Vladikavkaz, RU

Project with Accent, Theatre Open Stage, Moscow, RU

Printed Matter, Museum of Printing, Manifesta 10, St Petersburg, RU

Native Foreigners, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

Generation Start, Cadet Corps, Manifesta 10, St Petersburg, RU


Summer.Kunst.Fresh, Resident’s exhibition, Bad Gastein, AT

More Light, 5th Moscow Biennale, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow, RU

Past Imperfect, Festival TodaysArt, The Hague, NL


Kandinsky Prize, Udarnik Cinema, Moscow, RU

It Seems that Something is Missing Here, Vinzavod Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

Counter Illusions, Gallery 21, Moscow, RU

Stalker. Art in the Factory, VNIIMETMASH, Moscow, RU

I am Who I am, Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf, DE

Under a Tinsel Sun, III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Central House of Artists, Moscow, RU

Art for Fake, Gallery K35, Moscow, RU


White Nights in Perm, Cultural Alliance Project, Perm, RU

Kontur, Festival of Contemporary Art, Astrakhan, RU

Awards, Grants & Residencies


Fogo Island Residency, CA (forthcoming)

LUMA Arles (residency), Arles, FR (forthcoming)


FLACC Workplace For Visual Arrests, Genk, BE

Innovation Prize (New Generation), National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

Stella Art Foundation Prize, Moscow, RU


Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, FR

Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, UA

Sergey Kuryokhin Prize, St. Petersburg, RU


Summer.Kunst.Fresh, Bad Gastein, AT


Main prize of the III Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Moscow, RU


25 NOVEMBER 2020

ASLAN GOISUM: Fearsome (2011-present) is included in the upcoming Communicating Difficult Pasts at LCCA, Riga opening on Saturday, 28 November.


ASLAN GOISUM: Opening today! The Invented History, curated by Kathrin Becker. The exhibition at KINDL, Berlin includes Aslan’s 2016 film People of No Consequence. The exhibition is open until 21 February 2021.

11 FEBRUARY 2020

ASLAN GOISUM: On Thursday, 20 February, Aslan will be in conversation with the curator of Mourning: On Loss and Change – Dr. Brigitte Kölle. The talk will take place between 7-8 pm at Hamburger Kunsthalle. For further information please visit Hamburger Kunsthalle website

30 September 2019

Opening this week: Boundary + Gesture curated by Taylor Le Melle will include works by Aslan Gaisumov at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK.

10 July 2019

Aslan Gaisumov’s ‘Fearsome’ (2011 – ongoing) will be included in the group exhibition ‘No You Won’t Be Naming No Buildings After Me’ opening on 12 July at Tent Rotterdam, NL

14 June 2019

Aslan Gaisumov’s ‘Scythian Journey’ (2019) will be included in the group exhibition ‘Blood and Soil: Dark Arts for Dark Times’ at CAC Vilnius curated by Anders Kreuger & Julija Fomina.

07 June 2019

Aslan Gaisumov’s video work ‘Volga’ (2015) will be included in the 12th Kaunas Biennial: After Leaving I Before Arriving

5 March 2019

Aslan Gaisumov takes part in Potentiality, The Festival of Political Photography 2019, opening this week at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI

23 February 2019

Aslan Gaisumov takes part in a two-person-show at Bury Art Museum, Bury, UK. Liverpool Biennial presents: Aslan Gaisumov & Janice Kerbal is on until 4 May

5 February 2019

Aslan Gaisumov’s People of No Consequence (2016) is currently on view at Void Gallery, Derry, IE, as part of the group exhibition Opened Ground. The show runs until 30 March

8 December 2018

Aslan Gaisumov’s first institutional solo exhibition in France opens today at LE CAP – Centre d’arts plastiques de Saint-FonsDark Shelters will run until 09.02.2019.

13 October 2018

Crystals and Shards, a solo exhibition by Aslan Gaisumov curated by Anders Kreuger, opened at Kohta, Helsinki, this week

13 July 2018

Aslan Gaisumov is participating in this year’s Liverpool Biennial, Beautiful World, Where Are You?, opening tomorrow

28 March 2018

Augustas Serapinas and Aslan Gaisumov will be featured in the first Riga International Biennial of Contemporary ArtEverything Was Forever, Until It Was No More

23 March 2018

Anya Harrisson reviewed our current exhibition All That You See Here, Forget for Frieze

21 March 2018

Thank you Artsy for the coverage of our current exhibition All That You See Here, Forget by Aslan Gaisumov