Yuristanbek Shygayev

Yuristanbek Shygayev 2019-05-14T08:54:01+03:00

He was born in 1957 in Bishkek City, Kyrgyzstan. Between 1978-1984, he studied at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture at the I. E. Repin Academy of Arts of the USSR, in St. Petersburg. In 1987, he won the International Biennale of Graphics Prize in Krakow in Poland. In 1988, he was awarded the Honorary Award of the Union of Friendship of the Soviet Union with foreign countries in Moscow. In 1989, he received a second prize at the exhibition of young artists in Tashkent, Central Asia. He is also a laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize. In 1992, he became the head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Kyrgyz State University of Architecture, Transport and Construction. In 1996, he became the winner of the Republican exhibition “Baitik Baatyr”, and at the same time the winner of the exhibition-competition titled “Children of Kyrgyzstan” held by Soros Foundation in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In 1988, he became the laureate of the World Contest of Contemporary Art ‘98, Los Angeles; Honored Culture Worker of the Kyrgyz Republic. In 2000, he was awarded the State Award of Toktogul in Kyrgyzstan. In 1982, he participated in the All-Union Art Exhibition “Always on the alert”, in Moscow. In 1986, he participated in the exhibition of Kyrgyz graphics in six cities of Japan. In 1987, he held a personal exhibition titled “Ethiopia – the country and the People” in Moscow. In 1990, he participated at an exhibition of Soviet artists in South Korea, at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1992, he participated in the exhibition of fine arts of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 7 states of the USA: (Washington, Maryland, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Arizona, Norfolk and Virginia). In 1992, he held a solo exhibition of painting titled “Creative Arts” in Virginia, USA. In 1996, he held a solo exhibition at the Pushkin Center in Belgium. In 1996, he held a solo exhibition titled “Art from Russia” in Germany. In 2015, he participated in the X International Symposium “Silk Road” in Tatarstan. In 2016, he attended to the opening ceremony of the Year of Jusup Balasagyn as part of TURKSOY in Istanbul. He also participated in the exhibition titled “New Wave” in 2017 in the A. Kasteev State Museum of Art in Almaty. He produced several films about the work of Yuristanbek Shygaev such as: “Yuristanbek and the Queen”, “Broken Heart”, “Mountain. Myths. Lines


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