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Bekten Usubaliev is a Kyrgyz painter who believes that art reveals the dreams, feelings, and independent spirit hidden within man. Not only does his artwork speak volumes, so does Bekten as a lecturer at the Kyrgyz State Art College, where he has taught since 1990.

Born in 1958, he graduated from the Kyrgyz State Art College in 1981 and later earned a degree from the Repin Institute of Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1989. He joined the Artists' Union of the Kyrgyz Republic in 1991.

Bekten has shown his works in numerous national and international exhibitions, including a group exhibition of young artists in Almaty, Kazakhstan (1995); the second international biennale exhibition "Dialogues" in St. Petersburg, Russia (1995); the 70th anniversary celebration for Ch. Aitmatov in Brussels, Belgium (1997); an international exhibition in Teheran, Iran (2000); and a solo show in Bishkek (2001).

His works can be seen at the Kyrgyz State Museum of Fine Art and in private collections throughout the CIS, USA, Germany, Turkey, and Great Britain.


Home: 74 Timiryazev Street, Apartment 4
Bishkek 720031
Kyrgyz Republic

Studio: 3 Druzhba Steet
Bishkek 720031
Kyrgyz Republic

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"TRAVELLING"  Canvas, oil, 70x85 cm, 2001




National Museum of Art,  Project "Art of Silk Road" 2002

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