Born in 1987, Malika Umarova lives and works in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She has a background in medicine and pursued postgraduate studies in pediatrics. As an artist, Malika specializes in graphics, painting, and animation and has worked in Art Group 705 since 2014 as part of artistic collective. She has participated in projects such as the children’s art project at Bilimkana school (2020-2021) and in the curatorial group of Bishkek April Fool Contest since 2017.
Malika’s curatorial projects in collaboration with Art Group 705 include: Meetings with artists 2015-2017, various Childrens’ workshops between 2016-2019, and a variety of exhibitions.