Oyan, Qazaqstan! (Wake Up, Kazakhstan!)
Almaty, Kazakhstan · Cinema
Suinbike is an artist, poet, filmmaker and activist based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Her process-based art engages with politics, ethics, feminism, art criticism and irony often having no tangible completed form but rather co-existing in between act, archive and object.
Suinbike’s vital contributions to the rapidly growing, politically aware civil society of Kazakhstan is an important aspect in understanding her body work. Being an active member of the creative community Suinbike does not only reflect upon changes of the local political landscape, human rights violations and corrupted rule of law, but also serves as a mediator between citizens and ideology.
Her Instagram page is a battlefield where the artist researches, collects and shares important insights currently shaping geopolitics of Central Asia. In 2016 Suinbike started a pro-feminist art group aimed at creating and sharing educational media for women of Central Asia (FemfilmCA) which became a starting point for Suinbike’s activism and curatorial practice.