Participant Profile

Alexander Ugay


Ugay’s photography and video work subtly investigates post-Soviet social environments and their connections to both Western and East Asian cultural references. As an ethnic Korean, he was interested in working with a Korean Diaspora in the US while producing work that may tie his hometown in southern Kazakhstan to the oil and cowboy culture of Texas. He has exhibited widely in Europe, Central Asia and the US, including at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the New Museum, the Istanbul Biennial and the Venice Biennale.