Mariyam Medet

Mariyam Medet is a Kazak born in independent Kazakhstan transdisciplinary contemporary artist, fem- and queer-folk politics activist, steppe cyber-warrior, coder and researcher. Mariyam Medet operates at the intersection of decolonisation, feminism and political activism, practically experimenting with AR, video, 3D graphics, installation, web development, visual programming, cyber-physical systems, computer vision and neural networks.

In their artistic practice, Mariyam Medet finds themselves in the process of researching ironic and exaggerated political realities where the Internet, new algorithmic superstructures and (post-)totalitarian regimes swirl in a whirlpool of glocalization; where Soviet stiffness, digital revolution and the revival of national identity go together like a 3-in-1 product sold at the supermarket. Through their artworks and research, Bazar─čali wishes to find a sustainable frequency of oscillation between these terminals.

Mariyam Medet residency is organized with the National Art Gallery. The artworks Mariyam Medet will develop during the residency will be presented at the group show at the National Art Gallery on 31st of March.

SODAS 2123 residency program supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius city municipality.