Born in 1988 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Aziya Ikhtymbayeva grew up in a family full of artists and cinematographers. Art studios and the theatre were her second home and exposed her to different forms of art which she later further explored through her bachelor and master degrees in media and communications. Having experimented with various mediums such as music and fashion design, painting has always been at the core of her interest.

Aziya sees the role of the artist as an independent observer, visualising current trends and phenomena that affect the world we live in. This guides her aim on addressing the prevalence of popular culture in everyday life and relevant issues. The medium of expression includes acrylic, oil paints, markers and paper applications.



Galerie SLP | 2021

Requiem For a Dollar | Solo exhibition


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 Aziya Ikhtymbayeva (Kazakh, Born 1988)



University of South Wales

2014 Austere Magazine: Hybridity Fashion Editorial


2015 MASCULAR Mag: The Seven Deadly Virtues p116


2016 Attitude: HIV- Outliving a Death Sentence


2016-17 Attitude: “The Word on the Street”  Club Photography (Print Only)

  • #276 “Savage” 

  • #278 “San Francisco”

  • #279 “Duckie” 

  • #280 “The Eagle” 

  • #284 “Glitterbox” 

  • #289 “XXL” 


2017 Attitude #277: Living with HIV Editorial


2017 Attitude #278: Max Wallis - Print Only 


2017 Attitude #280: Jamie Meets Jamie


2017 Attitude #280: Body Beautiful Editorial


2017 Attitude #279: Virgin Atlantic


2017 Attitude #281: Gender Non-Binary


2017 Attitude #284: GCHQ Feature, Real Bodies 


2017 Attitude #285: Cottaging Feature, Man of the Month, Mortimer Market Clinic 


2017 Attitude #287: Gods Own Country and Mighty Hoopla Pictures


2017 Attitude #298: Real Bodies- Stealers Rugby Team


2017 Attitude #290: Editor Adam’s Transformational Photography 

2016 QX Cover: Cazaleon


2016 QX Cover: Lewis G Burton


2016 QX Cover: Sadie Sinner


2017 QX Cover: The Nightbus


2017 QX Cover: Daniel Lismore


2017 QX Cover: Willam