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Art Residency

Art Residency with American artist Lance Johnson, organized by CEC ArtsLink (USA) will take place on  March 6-31, 2023 at The Ilkhom theatre. (more…)

(Русский) “Ода радости”

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You Don’t Have to Believe Me

You Don’t Have to Believe Me
An Exhibition and Participatory Event About the Cotton Harvest.

On 20 January, 2022, at 19:00, the Ilkhom Theatre is proud to present an exhibition and participatory event in its gallery. Farrah Karapetian has been working with local artists to highlight our personal histories about picking cotton. She will exhibit large-scale cyanotype prints made with local participants from excerpts from interviews with three generations of local people who have picked cotton. She will also invite Arlaeem Goovajdi will perform a selection of songs that these people associate with their experience on the fields. To unite the three generations, Arlaeem will be accompanied by Yan Dobrynin and performer Kama Moon. In between these live music sets, visitors to the exhibition are invited to contribute their own stories anonymously to a written book, and/or to act these stories out as equally anonymous shadow play in our galleries.

Farrah Karapetian (b. 1978 U.S.) is an artist and professor based on the border between California and Mexico. With a B.A. from Yale University and an MFA from University of California at Los Angeles, as well as through stipends from the Fulbright Program, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Warhol Arts Writers Grant, Karapetian has worked with people around the world, engaging them in the process of their own representation. Her artwork is collected in institutions such as the Getty Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, and she has exhibited in Russia at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. She is in Uzbekistan as a 2021 Art Prospect Fellow with CEC Artslink, because she read about the cotton fields through Langston Hughes, an American poet’s, experience here in 1932, and was so impressed with the beauty of his story that she wanted to see for herself how things have changed.

Karapetian deeply appreciates your participation in sharing the beautiful, surprising, and sometimes challenging memories you have from this collective experience that has so shaped your region, and hopes to meet you soon.

To share a story in advance of June 20, please email farrahkarapetian@gmail.com or fill out this anonymous Google form https://forms.gle/MxYsyjQnUK9QqwHB7. It is also possible to share your story anonymously in person in handwritten form. Please use any language with which you’re comfortable. You may also share a song that you associate with your cotton-picking experience.

Thank you again.
The project involves:
the artist Mohira Mullyadjanova , musician and actor of the Ilkhom theatre Yan Dobrynin , performer Kama Moon

(Русский) Открытие выставки художника Санжара Джаббарова

«Caravan» Art-Gallery and «Ilkhom» theater invites you to the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the artist
Sanjar Djabbarov.
The opening ceremony will take place in the exhibition hall of the «Ilkhom» theater
On June 4, at 5:30 p.m. (more…)

(Русский) открытие персональной выставки Симона Портанте «Blue bird».

On April 29th, 2022, at 17:30, the opening of a unique Simon Portante’s exhibition – «Blue bird».

Simon Portante was diagnosed with hyperactivity at a very young age. (more…)


The COVID-19 pandemic has become a threat to human life on a global level. An extreme situation like this does not merely disrupt the usual routine of society; it also changes people’s attitudes and behaviour.

Art always reflects reality. Sixteen artists in Uzbekistan were inspired by research undertaken at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities of the University of Bergen in Norway. The study identified 16 personality types that have emerged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This categorization can refine forecasts of COVID-19 transmission and impact. (more…)


On February 5th, 2022, at 17:30, the opening of a unique exhibition of Namangan embroidery – “In the garden of beauty among wild lands” will take place at The “Ilkhom” Theatre of Mark Weil.
The exhibition will feature modern and vintage works by Namangan embroiderers, as well as photos of the late XIX – early XX century. (more…)


On October 16, at 17:30, the “Ilkhom” Theater of Mark Weil will host the opening of the personal exhibition of the artist, illustrator, and graphic designer Mokhira Mullyajanova’s “Beloved City”.

Mokhira Mullyajanova was born in 1993 in Tashkent. Since the seventh grade, she has been engaged in academic drawing, attended Saira Tashpulatovna Keltayeva’s private lessons.
After graduating from the Lyceum, she took a course in art and design at Central Saint Martins College in London. In 2016, she received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Taylor’s University (Kuala Lumpur). (more…)


On September 10th, at 17:30, the opening of the Personal Exhibition of Rustam Zakhidov, known as Zaza, will take place at the Ilkhom Theater.

Zaza is a monumental-painter by education, is interested in illustration and graphic design. Works with posters, paintings, installations. Prefers synthetic, plastic materials, “makes figurative non-figurative”. Contestant of many creative projects.
“My father is a battle-painter, I spent a lot of time with him in the art-studio and since childhood I’ve demonstrated an interest in visual creativity. But consciously I came to art only with admission to a university, once surrounded by like-minded people.
I believe that everyone should define for themselves the concept of “Art” to grow and develop in this area. I defined Fine Arts for myself as “search, growth, and comprehension of the Universe through the visual-experimental method”.