Leyla Mahat

Artist in Astana, Kazakhstan

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- Doctor of Philosophy – fine art

- Associate professor of “Painting and sculpture” department / Art Faculty, Kazakh National University of Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan

- Head of the Contemporary Art Center Kulanshi in the Palace of Peace and Accord, Astana, Kazakhstan


- State Award “Medal - 20 years of Independence” for the contribution to the culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

- Franz Kafka medal, Prague, Czech Republic

- Diploma of the Asia Pacific Association of Painting, Tokyo, Japan, 2013

- Medal for the contribution to the development of Kazakhstani-Russian University, 2010

- Honorary Member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003

- European award for artistic and cultural activities – Golden Europea, European platter, Prague, Czech Republic

Public collections:

- Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan

- A.Kasteev State Museum of Fine Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan

- Museum of Modern Art, Astana, Kazakhstan

- Museum of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture, Ankara, Turkey

- Museum of Fine Arts, Chisinau, Moldova

- Historical Museum, Unter Uldingen, Germany

- Museum of Fine Arts of the Hoja Ahmed Yassawi University, Ankara, Turkey

- Fine Art Gallery of the University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan

- “Art 21” Gallery, Munich, Germany

- “Saray” Gallery, Berlin, Germany

- National Contemporary Art Center “Tokio Modern Art,” Tokio, Japan

- Collection of the Kisho Kurakawa Fund, KISHO KURAKAWA architect & associates, Tokyo, Japan


- ART FORUM KULANSHI, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2006-2012

- “Art Week” Festival, Фестиваль «Неделя Искусства», Jesteburg, Germany 2005, 2006

- International Izmir Festival, Izmir, Turkey, 2004

- “Silk Road by Modern Art” – “Art 21” Gallery, Munich, Germany, 2006

- “Silk Road by Modern Art” – Art Center, Berlin, Germany, 2006

- “UnitedBuddyBear”

- Bangladesh Art Forum 2010, 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh

- ART EXPRESS, Berlin-Budapest, 2008-2009

- Festival of The Arts, New Delhi, India, 2013

- New Silk Roads: Painting Beyond Borders, Singapore, 2015

- Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China, 2015

  • Work
    • Contemporary Art Center KULANSHI
  • Education
    • University of Art and Social Sciences