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Astana, Kazakhstan • 08 December 2023

Aya Shalkar Presents New Art Series at Exhibition in the US

The Kazakh artist will showcase the “Semser: Umaibata, Aiqoshqar, Eleskeser” triptych

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December 6-10, the Untitled Art Miami Beach exhibition will showcase the “Semser: Umaibata, Aiqoshqar, Eleskeser” triptych by Kazakh artist Aya Shalkar as part of the Art Basel Week in Miami, USA, QazMonitor reports. Aya Shalkar is a conceptual multimedia artist, graphic designer, and model from Kazakhstan, who boasts an impressive portfolio featuring the Jaryq art project, product design studio Oneki, and collaboration with H&M.

The triptych introduces three pieces: Umaibata (Great Mother’s Blessing), Aiqoshqar (Moon-Horn), and Eleskeser (Ghost Cutter). This work is part of Aya’s larger cycle centered on Central Asian female warriors, referred to as Peri by the artist.

Instagram/aya_shalkar
Instagram/aya_shalkar

Crafted with precision, these blades are made using laser-cut steel, natural bone, and brass, with each piece being meticulously hand-ground.

“So happy and grateful for this opportunity, I want to thank everyone who has been supporting this journey from the beginning. Things in the @worldofperi are only about to unfold…" Aya Shalkar shares on her Instagram page.

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