CCA LAB is a research laboratory of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Tashkent, whose task is to develop contemporary art and cultural practices in Uzbekistan, as well as formulating new readings and a new understanding of the region’s artistic heritage. The ultimate goal of the laboratory is to develop a series of exhibitions with the participation of international curators in Uzbekistan and abroad.

CCA LAB participants will gain practical experience - as a part of an interdisciplinary group led by curators, they will work on exhibition projects at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Tashkent, and will also participate in the creation of the national pavilion of Uzbekistan at the Venice Biennale for both editions (art and architecture).

CCA LAB Participants

Renata, 20 years old. Strategist and analyst in marketing. I take pictures and sing to the table. I observe and study the relationship of a city with a person.
Renata Mansurova

I’m Malika and I am an amateur artist, who is all about sketching and abstract art. I believe my major in economics with finance may positively correlate with Art sector. Also, here is the deal: You can’t get a degree for creativity so why should someone be a professional artist to be an artist?
Malika Zayniddinova

I am Furkat. I'm 24. Architect. I think the triad "Benefit, strength, beauty" is still relevant.
Furkat Aksaidov

I am an analog photographer and aspiring documentary filmmaker. I graduated from the University of Manchester in the UK with a Bachelor of Science in Crisis Management and Humanitarian Response. I am finalising my debut documentary that will soon premier at the GoViral festival.
Zumrad Mirzalieva

I am a photographer (1998) with economic education, I have publications in Calvert Journal, East East world, Buro 24/7, CAFB covers.
Kamila Rustambekova

An under-economist artist. Art is with me from the first sounds of classical music in my mother's belly. I write pictures, stories and poems. Love taking pictures. I listen to a lot of music. I am interested in technology and the future of humanity. I see beauty in the ordinary. I believe in the power of goodness, self-improvement and sleep.
Gavkhar Akhmedzanova

Born in 1997 Uzbekistan, Navoi. Education 2016-2020 National Institute arts and design. Kamollidin Begzad, faculty of book graphics. After graduating from the art institute, I became closely interested in the field of design and work. I like doing illustrations and making posters. The versatility of this world. It is very important for me to coexist and feel
Avaz Abduraimov

I am Zilola, I am 20 years old. I have been drawing since childhood, as long as I can remember. Artist, animator, book graphics, props. I believe in the development of our culture, which each of us can contribute.
Zilola Kakhramonova

I am engaged in classical 2D animation, draw in my spare time, take pictures of what I like, study psychology. I love to create things that can influence and improve people's perception of the world.
Karina Mirzaeva

Choreographer, artist, graphic designer. And sometimes, a poet. Dimensionless.
Zahraa Al Shehab

Siverina, 19, producer, organizer, up to any movement, love to create, music and fashion. Few words about me: "chill, create & astonish"
Severina Davranova

I am fond of photography, I work as an editor, I compose music, I love cinema.
Lola Khalmuradova

I have been engaged in photography since 2009. I travel a lot, interested in contemporary art, periodically take part in performances and multimedia art projects. I love creative laboratories, festivals, volunteering and teamwork.
Olga Kerimova

I am an artist, book graphic artist, theatrical prop, teacher of Fine Arts and theatrical props at Benkova college. Member of the Uzbek Union of Artists.
Evelina Grigoryants

After graduating I plunged into the study of contemporary art, where conceptualism is currently my point of coordinates. Being interested in the issues of gender in the interpretation of the status of women and the devaluation of society, I encounter erroneous assessments and decisions in economics, sociology and ecology of the present and past of my country, and I try to show their impact in my works.
Ester Sheynfeld