Foreign Object is a London-based creative studio and nomadic gallery led by the creative duo Amina Nugumanova and Elmira Ismukhamedova. The studio serves as a platform for emerging artists, aiming to showcase the new generation of visual talents. Their most recent exhibition took place at GALLERY46, a contemporary independent art gallery in London.
"The whispers of our native land are felt throughout this collection of artworks with an overbearing feeling of nostalgia and exploration of home. With artworks depicting a homage to our playful childhood and the naive fantasies we used to believe. We come from a country we rarely see represented in the West and are as a result left with the constant feeling of longing for home. In the hopes of one day seeing a wider representation of Kazakhstan and Central Asian artists, we wanted to convey its spirit through the chosen artworks in the meantime. This is a deeply personal collection with artists Naira Mushtaq, Michal Cygan, Georgia Theologou, Paul Solovyev and many more visualising fragments that offer an encapsulating feeling of our home country."
Foreign Object: @foreign_obj | Gallery46: @gallery46whitechapel | Amina Nugumanova: @amina1 | Elmira Ismukhamedova: @elmiraismukhamedova
Curated by Foreign Object