Ayatgali Tuleubek: You Will Meet a Bird with Strange Feet

Aldeas galleri, C. Sundtsgate 55, Bergen 26.09.2020 25.10.2020


Welcome to the opening of You Will Meet a Bird with Strange Feet by Ayatgali Tuleubek. The exhibition will be shown at Aldea Gallery 26th September – 25th October, and is the result of Tuleubeks artist in residence at Aldea and BEK. 

In the late 1980’s a self-proclaimed healer by the name of Allan Chumak entered into the collective conscience of Soviet Union via broadcast television. Despite the regime of enforced secularity at the time, Chumak gained widespread notoriety through his remote healing sessions. Through film and installation, Tuleubek explores this phenomenon as a catalyst leading to the diffusion of “alternative” belief systems in the post Soviet Bloc by reenacting the choreography of the healer’s bodily gestures performed by the dancer Mina Weider, and instructed by the artist/designer Ida Falck Øien.

Opening reception on Saturday 26th September from 12:00 – 18:00
Screenings start at 12:30, 14:30 and 16:30 (video duration ca. 90 min.)

Regular gallery hours: Sunday – Wednesday 13:00 – 16:00
Screenings start at 13:00 and 14:30

From 18 – 25th September, it will be possible to meet Tuleubek in the gallery while the exhibition is being installed. This will be a great opportunity for the audience to meet the artist and get to know the project better. Please sign up for an appointment by sending an e-mail to

Ayatgali Tuleubek

Ayatgali Tuleubek is an Oslo based artist who graduated from the Oslo Academy of the Arts in 2014. His practice is mostly dealing with questions concerning technology in the broadest sense of the term. Tuleubek has had solo shows at She Will Artspace (Ski, duo collaboration with Michael Rasmussen), Akershus Kunstsenter and Studio 17 in Stavanger. Recently he has participated in group shows such as “Part of the Labyrinth” at Göteborg Biennial, “What if the image is shown next to an historical fact?” at Tenthaus, Oslo and Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling at Oslo Kunstforening, among others.

Ayatgali Tuleubek’s website.

Read more about the Work Residency at BEK here.

The residency and the exhibition is a cross-institutional collaboration between Aldea and BEK.

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