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New York, NY 10013
917 476 6428
SAPAR Contemporary works with international artists who span three generations and five continents. They engage in global conversations and develop vocabularies that resonate as strongly in Baku, Almaty and Istanbul as they do in New York, Berlin, Paris and Mexico City. Their artistic practices vary from meditative traditional ink painting to writing programming code; what connects them are the artists’ capacity for empathy, insight, and imagination, their whimsy and generosity of spirit, as well as the rigor and depth of their studio practice. The gallery program offers a unique lens that is immediate and global, future-oriented and accessible, multi-sensory and immersive. We bring together visual artists and creative minds of other disciplines: scientists, engineers, architects, performers, musicians and perfumers. SAPAR Contemporary also commissions works that are site-specific but infused with sensibilities, materialities and traditions of the artists’ backgrounds.

SAPAR Contemporary has also launched a Neo-Nomad Incubator focused on the emerging art scene and cultural traditions of Central Asia. The Incubator program is headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The first edition of the Neo Nomad Incubator evolved around the notion of traditional and digital nomadism and aesthetics connected to nomadic experiences. The project explored the relationship between traditional nomadic cultures of Central Asia and Middle East, and realities of migration, globalization and hyper mobility. Current incubator efforts are going towards unique art trends emerging in Central Asia, South East Russia and Mongolia. SAPAR Contemporary artists’ works have been featured in international Biennials and are included in private and public collections around the world; among them are the MoMA, LACMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Guggenheim, M+, and many others.
Artists Represented:

Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan)

Gabriela Albergaria (Portugal/UK)

Morehshin Allahyari (Iran/US)

Ahmad Zakii Anwar (Malaysia)

Phoebe Boswell (Kenya/UK)

Eric Bourret (France)

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu (Mongolia)

Saule Dyussenbina (Kazakhstan)

Iwan Effendi (Indonesia)

Ming Fay (China)

Poonam Jain (India)

Dilyara Kaipova (Uzbekistan)

Kristof Kintera (Czech Republic)

Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico)

Geoffrey Mann (UK)

Bruno Miguel (Brazil)

Mulyana (Indonesia)

Jorge Otero-Pailos (Spain/US)

Zsofia Schweger (Hungary/UK)

Tsang Kin-Wah (China)

Wyn-Lyn Tan (Singapore)

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto (Japan/US)

Mehmet Ali (Turkey)

Uthman Wahaab (Nigeria)

Waone Interesni Kazki (Ukraine)

Heeseop Yoon (Korea/US)

Marela Zacarias (Mexico/US)

Anya Zholud (Russia).

Works Available By:

Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan)

Gabriela Albergaria (Portugal/UK)

Ahmad Zakii Anwar (Malaysia)

Phoebe Boswell (Kenya/UK)

Eric Bourret (France)

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu (Mongolia)

Saule Dyussenbina (Kazakhstan)

Iwan Effendi (Indonesia)

Dilyara Kaipova (Uzbekistan)

Kristof Kintera (Czech Republic)

Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico)

Geoffrey Mann (UK)

Bruno Miguel (Brazil)

Mulyana (Indonesia)

Jorge Otero-Pailos (Spain/US)

Zsofia Schweger (Hungary/UK)

Wyn-Lyn Tan (Singapore)

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto (Japan/US)

Uthman Wahaab (Nigeria)

Waone Interesni Kazki (Ukraine)

Heeseop Yoon (Korea/US)

Marela Zacarias (Mexico/US)

Anya Zholud (Russia).


 
Past Exhibition

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu (Mongolia)

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu: Moods in The Metaverse



March 17, 2022 - May 23, 2022
Sapar Contemporary is pleased to present Moods in the Metaverse, Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu’s first solo show in New York. The exhibition connects Buddhist pictorial tradition and Tibetan Buddhist iconography with themes such as global pandemic, search for healing, digitization of relationships, physical world and metaverse. The titles of the paintings refer to the landmark experiences of the last two years - First and Second Vaccine Doses, Boosters, Zoom Meetings, Avatars, Selfies, Soundscapes etc. Dagvasambuu suggests technological advancements and rapid globalization have fundamentally chanced our lives, that we are no longer grounded in physical reality but spend a great deal of time in the abstract meta world. This has especially been the case since the start of the Covid pandemic, forcing lockdowns, quarantine, and virtual meetings to become part of our shared experience. But Dagvasambuu looks at these sad and uncertain times through a creative lens. Her paintings reflect a surreal side of the pandemic.