Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev

Yelena Vorobyeva was born 1959 in Balkanabat (former Nebit Dag), Turkmenistan.
Viktor Vorobyev was born 1959 in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. They live and work in


Yelena Vorobyeva
1985-1990 – State Institute of Theatre and Art

Viktor Vorobyev
1986-1991 – State Institute of Theatre and Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

The Artist Is Asleep, organised by Aspan Gallery, A. Kasteev Museum of Arts, Almaty
Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev: Provincial Sets, Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan
Solo exhibition, LES, Almaty
In Search of Reason…, Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty
Kazahkstan: Blue Period, Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan
VIP (Very Impotent Persons), Tengri-Umai Gallery, Almaty

Selected Group Exhibitions;

Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum, Suwon I’Park Museum of Art, Suwon (upcoming)
Phantom Stories: Leitmotifs of Post-Soviet Asia, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
Human Condition, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Jewish Museum and
Tolerance Centre, MMOMA, Moscow
At the Corner: City, Place, People, Tselinny Center for Contemporary Culture, Almaty
Alternativnye Tezisy: Group Show of Contemporary Central Asian Art, Esentai
Gallery, Almaty
Water Stream, Artbat Fest’9, Almaty
1st April Competition, Bishkek
VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice
Suns and Neons, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku
Esli gora ne idet k Magometu… [If the Mountain Will not Come to Muhammad…],
1st April Competition, Bishkek
Not Not Not, Asanbay Center, Bishkek
Human Rights: 20 Years Later, ARTMEKEN, Almaty
Symbiosis, Botanical Gardens, Almaty
2 nd Astana Art Fest, Astana
Limited Liability Pavilion 2.0, Closer Art Centre, Kyiv
Post/Nachalo [Post/Beginning], Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty
8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art | Queensland
Art Gallery, Brisbane
BALAGAN!!! Contemporary Art from the Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical
Places, Nordwind Festival, Berlin
Topografica, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek
The Practices of Contact, 11th Krasnoyarsk Biennale, Krasnoyarsk
The Beast and the Sovereign, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona;
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
At the Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul, Sotheby’s, London
La vie est une légende e.cité – Almaty/Kazakhstan, Museé d’Art Moderne et
Contemporain, Strasbourg
At the Crossroads: Contemporary Art from the Caucasus and Central Asia,
Sotheby ́s, London
No-Mad-Ness in No Man’s Land, Eslite Gallery, Taipei

Some of there works: