In ‘Baikonur 97’ I explore immigration and the duality of identities through the use of my family’s photographic archive. The digital edits featured in the work display at least one character that has been duplicated or cloned recreating the visual representation of a mutant human plague. The outcome of this operation is a surreal narrative that critiques and parodies the negative connotations immigration receives nowadays on mass media reports that often refer to migrants as “invaders and aliens”. 

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Born 1989, Zaisán, Kazakhstán.
Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture