Aslan Gaisumov (b. 1991) lives and works in Grozny, Chechnya. Gaisumov is developing an oeuvre that feeds on, but also transforms and transcends, personal and collective memory. His works are poised between visual immediacy and social commentary, between the momentary and the monumental. He graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art ICA, Moscow, in 2012 and Higher Institute for Fine Arts HISK, Ghent, in 2017. Selected solo exhibitions include: People of No Consequence (2016), M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp; Memory Belongs to the Stones (2015), Zink Gallery, Berlin; and Untitled (War) (2011), Vinzavod Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, notably Power Nap (2018), Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia; I Am a Native Foreigner (2017), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Uncertain States (2016), Akademie der Künste, Berlin; and Lines of Tangency (2015), MSK Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent.