Shailo

Shailo Djekshenbaev was born in 1947 in Kyrgyzstan. After graduating with diploma in architecture in 1971 he began his professional career as an architect. In 1979 his passion for cinematography led him to the Cinema Academy of Goskino USSR in Moscow, where he studied animation film direction. Until collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Shailo Djekshenbaev was creating animation films in the Kyrgyzfilm studio. Since 1992 he has become a freelance photographer. He resides and works in Kyrgyzstan.

 

One of the main themes of his work is the series of changes that have occurred in the Kyrgyz society after the country’s independence in 1991. This includes architectonical and environmental changes as well as the development of contemporary art in Kyrgyzstan. Shailo participates in many international art exhibitions both inside and outside Kyrgyzstan. This includes ‘WOSTOK’, ausstellungsraum gerhart scholz, in Vienna (2008), ‘The Paradox of Polarity: Contemporary Art from Central Asia’, Bose Pacia, New York (2007), and ‘Seeing the world through the Eyes of Hope’, Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek (2006). 

To date, Shailo is a recognized photographer, a member of many regional and international photo and art projects. Member of the Union of Architects of the Kyrgyz Republic A member of the Confederation of Unions of Cinematographers of the CIS, Laureate of the State Prize named after Toktogul.

EDUCATION

 

Workshop For Professional Photographers (master class Jean Gomi - Magnum Photos Agency) Bishkek 2000

Certificate of Professional Photographer

 

Cinema Academy of Goskino USSR, Moscow 1979-1981

Diploma of Animation Film Director

 

Photo studio, Bishkek 1974- 1975

 

Frunze Polytechnic Institute, Bishkek 1971 

Diploma of Architect

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Films:

  • Full-length feature film "Move", 2014 (Photographer, Art Director)

  • Short-length film “The fly up”, 2002 (Photographer, Art Director)

  • Full-length feature film “My brother Silk Road”, 2001 (Photographer, Art Director)

  • Documentary film “Mandala”, 1998 (Photographer, Art Director)

 

Animation Film Director:

  • “Three Brave Friends”, 1983

  • “A Son Saves His Father”, 1984

  • “The Theater of Rustam the Buffoon”, 1986

 

Architectural design of the State National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 1972 (co-designer)

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

  • TOPOGRAFICA, American University of Central Asia, 2015

  • International art exhibition “Lost to the Future: Contemporary Art from Central Asia” in conjunction with Singapore Biennale 2013, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS), 2013

  • Solo photo exhibition “Zaman”, Bashkortostan, Ufa 2013 

  • Solo photo exhibition “Ubergang”, Austria, Vienna 2010

  • International art exhibition “1989-2009 Turbulent World – Telling Time”, Germany, Berlin 2009

  • Solo photo exhibition “Soul And Its Environs”, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek 2009

  • International photo exhibition “WOSTOK” within Month of photography jointly with Christoph Grill, Austria, Vienna 2008

  • International photo exhibition “Kyrgyzstan: Between The Past and The Future”, Museum of Photography “Dom Metenkova”, Russia, Yekaterinburg 2008

  • International photo exhibition “Anikahandelt”, Austria, Vienna 2008

  • Solo photo exhibition “Experiences Of Silence”, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek 2008

  • Exhibition of contemporary art “Door. Epoch”, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek 2007

  • 4th Tashkent Biennale, Uzbekistan, Tashkent 2007

  • Solo photo exhibition “White Gesture”, Kunstmarke, Austria, Vienna 2007

  • International art exhibition “Paradox Of Polarity”, Base Pacio Gallery, USA, New-York 2007

  • Solo photo exhibition “Steppen der Stadt”, Pawlatsche Gallery, Austria, Vienna 2006-2007

  • International art exhibition “Transborder _exclusion/inclusion” within Month Of Photography, Basement Gallery, Austria, Vienna 2006

  • Bishkek international modern art exhibition “…and Others”, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek 2004

  • International art exhibition “NO MAD’S LAND”, Germany, Berlin 2002

  • Photo exhibition “Kyrgyzstan Through The Eyes Of The Japanese”, Japan, Kyoto and Osaka 2000

  • National art exhibition “Labyrinth”, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek 1998

  • Photo exhibition “From Yurt To The White House”, USA, Lincoln, Nebraska 1995

 

AWARDS

 

National award of Toktogul for architectural design of the State National Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek, 1976

 

Grand Prix of “Festival Bastau’87” in Almaty for the best animation film for “The Theater of Rustam the Buffoon”, Kazakhstan 1987

 

Silver Award of International Brooklyn Cinema Festival for the short-length film “The Fly up”, New-York, USA, 2002

 

“Gold Montgolfier” Grand Prix of 24th International Film Festival of the Three continents for the full-length feature film “My Brother Silk Road”, Nantes, France, 2002

 

“Gold Cyclo” Grand Prix of 9th International Film Festival of the films of Asia, Vesoul, France, 2003

MEDIA

EXPERIENCES OF SILENCE

Text: Marat Sarulu
Photo: Shailo Djekshenbaev
Design: Private Pursuit Studio
Year: 2006

Soul

SOUL AND ITS ENVIRONS

Authors of Album: Natalya Andrianova,
Shailo Djekshenbaev
Photo: Shailo Djekshenbaev
Design and Layout: Natalya Andrianova
Year: 2011

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GALLERIE​

​CENTRAL ASIA: Remapping the Silk Road 

Year: 2010

Каталог

BEWEGTE WELT - ​ERZAHLTE ZEIT

​GOETHE INSTITUT

Year: 2009

Каталог

MONAT DER FOTOGRAFIF​

​WIEN

Year: 2008

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LOST FUTURE

LOST TO THE FUTURE

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

"Lost to the Future: Contemporary Art from

Central Asia"

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little perestroika

Kleine Perestrojka

by Bernhard Pötscher

2012, 90 min

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