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Aslan Goisum

Born in 1991, Groznyy, Russia

Lives and works in Groznyy, Russia


Aslan Goisum (b. 1991 in Grozny, Chechnya) lives and works in Grozny and Amsterdam. Goisum develops a practice based on film, photography and sculpture which explores the formation of political, cultural, and ideological identities. Shaped by the experience of war, nomadism, diaspora and displacement as a Chechnyan, his work interpolates the facade of progress and commerce that strives to conceal enduring devastation. Juxtaposing monumental visuals with fragmented speech and language, he instrum...Read more