My politics is radical, my desires are not.

Georgy Mamedov


My politics is radical, my desires are not. A conversation on love, dreams, and communism with Georgy Mamedov.


Georgy Mamedov is a curator, artist and activist based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. History and the practice of radical imagination is one of the central themes of his artistic practice and research work. Georgy co-authored and co-edited several publications including A Book on Happiness for Young (and not so) LGBT+ (and not only) People (Bishkek 2021); the pioneering Russian language collection of feminist and queer science fiction, Utterly Other (Bishkek, 2018); Queer Communism is Ethics (Moscow, 2016); and Bishkek Utopian (Bishkek, 2015). His most recent artistic projects include the experimental montage TikTok: A Blue Blouse Edit (2020); a collaboration with Werker Collective on the project, A Gestural History of the Young Worker (2019); and the lecture-performance, Delirious Blues: A Philosophy Letter from the Low Life during the Parliament of Bodies at the Bergen Assembly (2019). As the day job Georgy teaches history and theory of modern and contemporary art at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek. In 2015, Georgy became a chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

The talk is funded by Kone Foundation.