SITDIKOVA ADIYA
NAMES
ANDREEVA TAMARA
ARSLANOVA SVETLANA
GALEEVA LYALYA
GATAULLINA MILYA
GARBUZ VERA
GORENSTEIN POLINA
GOSACHINSKAYA LYUBOV
DANILINA HANNAH
DUBROVINA MARIA
IMASHEVA GALIYA
KAMALOVA FARIDA
KIBALNIK IRINA
KRASNOVA TATYANA
KUZNETSOVA VALENTINA
KUDRINA EVGENIYA
LI GALIYA
MIRONOVA SVETLANA
NELYUBINA MARINA
NOVIKOVA GUZEL
POZDNOVA ELENA
RAKHMATULLINA LEYSYAN
RECHKALOVA TAMARA
SAVELYEVA ALENA
SAMOSYUK OLGA
SAKHNO ZINAIDA
TARAN IRINA
TAYGANOVA KLARA
FROLOVA OLGA
KHANSEN ALIYA
TSIMBOLENKO OLGA
SHAMAEVA SVETLANA
SHEVCHUK FANIYA
SHIRIGINA VERA
GLINOMESSKA
QANSURA ZILIYA
NAFISA is a research and exhibition project about women’s art in Bashkortostan, launched by ZAMAN Contemporary Art Museum in 2022. The project’s goal is to give visibility to the women’s names of the local scene, initiate research about them, discover connections among artists of different generations, as well as to document and archive their biographies and art.

NAFISA — is a female name of Turkic etymology stemming from the word nәfis. The name is wide-spread among the peoples of Volga region, Central Asia, and in Arab countries. Nәfis is translated as “refined” or “sophisticated,” and together with a noun it can mean “artistic.” For instance, nәfis film means “fiction film,” and nәfis sәngat refers to “fine arts.” The use of this name reflects the project’s focus on women’s artistic legacy, while also emphasizing its local angle.

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