Born in Grozny,Chechnya (RU), lives in Grozny, Chechnya (RU).
Aslan Gaisumov (Ġoisum) completed his studies at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Moscow in 2012. As of 2016, he studied at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent.
In a reaction to the historic fate of his country (not least, also the two wars in Chechnya in 1994 and 2009), Ġoisum develops an oeuvre that bases itself on the personal and collective memory, but where he also knows how to transform and transcend this. His works balance and are positioned between visual directness and social commentary, between the transitory and the monumental. The videos and installations mostly consist of found objects, and of objects that are consciously made by him. Sometimes Ġoisum also exhibits photos and works on paper.
Aslan Ġoisum is loyal to the culture in which he was born, but he is also ready to formulate his own contrary standpoint. He does not avoid major or difficult topics, such as history, culture and identity, and just as little does he let his critical attitude overshadow his search for the aesthetically convincing.
In 2019, the artist officially changed his surname from the Russified version "Gaysumov" to the Chechen "Ġoisum".
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Aslan Ġoisum, Household, 2016. Installation, wooden crates, household objects, 139 × 145 × 195 cm and 116 × 152 × 209 cm.
People of No Consequence
Aslan Ġoisum, People of No Consequence, 2016. Video, full hd, colour video, sound, 00:07:46.
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IN SITU: Aslan Gaisumov –...
20 May 2016 - 04 September 2016.
Aslan Gaisumov is developing an oeuvre that feeds on, but also transforms and transcends, personal and collective memory. His works are poise
EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Aanwinsten 2017 [Acquisit...
In 2017, the collection was enriched by the international avant-garde from our region in the 60s and 70s, with an emphasis on performativity
MIGRATIE | MIGRATION
Dymphna escaping over sea with her confidant Gerebernus to mainland Europe is a key example of migration, a story in which many refugees will