Participant Profile

Almaz Isakoff


Almaz Isakov is a curator at Laboratoria Ci, a series of initiatives directed toward artistic production and research into contemporary sociocultural processes. He has worked as a specialist for promoting civil society initiatives with the Youth Human Rights Group and the coordinator of the School of Theory and Activism (STAB) in Bishkek.

During the residency, he planned to carry out the project Tourist KIOSK. It re-imagined Flat Space, an outdoor replica of a standard Soviet-era apartment, as an informational kiosk for tourists. It showed the city through practices of critical art research represented by psycho-geographical maps based on guidebooks that include objects and spaces in the city other than the usual commoditized tourist sites.