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Fatima Uzdenova

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Major project:

Museum of Banishment

Revisiting the history and collective trauma of Karachay's deportation from North Caucasus to Central Asia through the prism of museology, I was interested in examining and subverting the idea of a museum as an institutionalised structure of power, dissemination of knowledge and representation.


  • My practice is moored in the idea of a garden as a place of conquest, a spiritual terrain, and as source of nourishment(s). It ranges from sculpture to performance, walkatives to writing and my research is currently focused on colonial botany and the ‘fictive’.

  • Previous degrees

  • The Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) in partnership with Rhode Island School of Design, 2016; Foundations of Curatorial Practice, Emirates Foundation in partnership with California College of Arts, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Re: Over everything which exists under the sky, Gasworks, London, 2019; Cross My Heart, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2019; Table Manners, Chalton Gallery, London, 2018; The Last Equestrian Portrait, Spring/Break Art Show, NYC, 2018
  • Publications

  • Moonlight is Sculpture, 2019, Collection of writings from MA Sculpture 2019 students,
  • Funding

  • The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation Scholarship
Royal College of Art