Aziza Kadyri (b. 1994 in Moscow) is an Uzbek interdisciplinary artist with a focus on theatre, performance, experimental costume and augmented reality. Her practice revolves around collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches in live audience experiences, where stories are told through text and visual transformations often supported by video, AR, VR, and other digital technology. Aziza's personal projects explore the themes of migration, decolonisation, loss of identity and language.
Since 2018, Aziza has been designing for theatre, performance and film in Russia, China, the UK and Germany, as well as facilitating art workshops for socially engaged projects.
She graduated with a first class honours degree in Fashion Design from Tsinghua University in Beijing and earned her Masters of Art (Distinction) in Performance Practice and Design from Central Saint Martins.
After completing the Internship program at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, Aziza became an editor for Ascending Design, an online publication for emerging theatre & performance designers. She is one-third of the Diverted Traffic performance collective. She is also a concept artist/production designer at Immerse Lab.
Interview on Magazeta - the largest Russian-language online news portal about China and East Asia.
MINDSCAPES. Augmented Reality and the imagination during the pandemic. Co-written with Sophia Bulgakova.