Yerbossyn Meldibekov (born in 1964, Tulkubas, Kazakhstan) graduated from the Department of Monumental Sculpture, Almaty Theater and Fine Arts Institute. He works with a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography. Solo exhibitions: Lost Paradise (I am here to see you, you are here to see me), Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nyrbosyn Oris, Pärnu Linnagalerii, Kunstnike Maja (2012); Lenin Peak, Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nurbossyn Oris, Galleria Nina Lumer, Milan (2011); Hallucination, Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nurbossyn Oris, M&U Gelman Gallery, Moscow (2011); Lost Paradise (I am here to see you, you are here to see me), Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nyrbosyn Oris, Rossi-Rossi, Art Hong Kong (2011); (D)isorder of Things-Mut, Rossi & Rossi Gallery, Ltd, London (2010); Mutation, Jozsa Gallery, Brussels (2010); Hallucination, Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nyrbosyn Oris, Knoll Gallerie Wien, Vienna (2010); Hallucination, Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nyrbosyn Oris, Galleria Nina Lumer, Milan (2009); Hallucination, Yerbossyn Meldibekov & Nyrbosyn Oris, Kunstverein Rosenheim (2008); ShContemporary 08, Shanghai (2008); Hyper Muslim, Gelman Gallery, Moscow (2006); Pastan, Nina Lumer Gallery, Milan (2006); Tlen — I do not know such a country, Directorship of Art Exhibitions, Almaty (1999). Yerbossyn Meldibekov has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions all over the world, including the 51st and 54th Biennale in Venice; Singapore Biennale, 2013; 14th International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara; Kiev Biennale of Contemporary Art; 4th International Video Art Biennial in Israel; Art HK, Hong Kong. Meldibekov has also exhibited works in The Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; Marble Palace, Saint Petersburg; City Gallery of Modern Art, Rome; Centre for Contemporary Art, Geneva; Gelman Gallery, Moscow; Calvert22, London; Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp; Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples; LASALLE College of Arts — ICA Singapore; House of World Cultures, Berlin; Museum of
Contemporary Art, Helsinki. In 2000 Yerbossyn Meldibekov was awarded the First Prize of the International Jury of Communications: Experience of Interaction, 2nd annual exhibition of the Soros Foundation for Contemporary Art, Atakent, Almaty. Works by Yerbossyn Meldibekov can be found in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp; Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong. He lives and works in Almaty.