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. Digital illustration is also an essential aspect of her work. Aziza's personal projects often explore the themes of cultural identity, migration, and language.
Aziza had previously worked on costume for productions at the Bolshoi Theatre, NCPA Beijing, et al. Since 2018, she 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 published 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.
"The Prague Quadrennial is a little universe with its representation of the whole outside itself": My reflections on the PQ 2019 Internship Program.