Ugay Alexandr

tag: Kazakhstan

Photo and video artist Alexander Ugay (1978, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan) reveals the issues of memory and nostalgia in his works, exploring the interaction of history with the current reality and the future. This partly explains the artist’s simultaneous use of 8-16 mm film cameras manufactured in the Soviet era and the modern digital recording devices. Many of Ugay’s photo and video projects are aimed at studying the relationships between collective and personal memory, collective and personal space, focusing on the concept of time and its flows in context of the  theory of image. In recent years the artist actively works with the medium of installation. He lives and works in Almaty.