Born of Georgian and Kazakh descent, Aigana Gali was raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the ancient crossing on the Great Silk Road, where Asia and Europe mix to give the world a unique blend of culture. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from Almaty State University and and at the Kazakh Academy of Science. After moving to London, she gained her Master’s Degree at Sotheby's Institute of Art whilst working as a councillor at the Kazakh-British Art Council.
Aigana’s first solo exhibition was held in 2003 at The Almaty Art Gallery - one of the biggest contemporary galleries in Kazakhstan. Since then, she has been recognised as one of the brightest young talents of Kazakh modern art, and has made numerous successful group and one-person painting and drawing exhibitions.
She has works both in private and public collections in Russia, Europe and Kazakhstan, and over a hundred works have already been sold.
A multifaceted artist, Aigana is also a ballet dancer graduate from Profi-Studio in Almaty, and was featured in three main roles in Kazakh films. She has also worked on several theatre projects in the capacity of artistic director.
Deeply influenced by her Central Asian roots, her artistic talent often expresses itself through elaborate concepts of duality. She regularly investigates opposing themes, such as physical world and spiritual beliefs, reality and imagination, human constructions and nature, being and nothingness.
Her new fine art show, Steppe, will be displayed in London, Almaty and Tbilisi, in early 2016.