Born in Kazakhstan Aigerim Akenova has achieved remarkable education in Fashion & Textile Design in Italy and United States. It allowed her to build a broad network of contacts and deepen vision in fashion industry.

Her talents and creativity were recognized by Milano Network Design and were awarded with a scholarship for MA in New Tech.style Design. Throughout her Master Degree she has participated in research of innovative and sustainable design solutions in collaboration with most leading manufactures of Italian and International Textile Industries.

In 2011 Aigerim has been invited as a visiting lecturer at Kazakh National University of Arts. Her enthusiasm has led to create first textile library as well as to subscribe to WGSN by becoming the first educational Institution in Kazakhstan to work with global trend-forecasters. With her help and supervision there was established a Memorandum with Istituto Marangoni.

While actively traveling and participating in global events she always keeps developing herself. Today Aigerim is enjoying diversity of cultures and experiences. 

She is an author of concept design of National Pavilion at Expo 2017 and currently consults content design with local and international art + design suppliers.

Aigerim spent most of her time in the Bay Area investigating how museums and galleries in the Bay Area display art and provide visitor's experience. Aigerim plans to incorporate these findings to her current project: the curation and development of Kazakh identity for the upcoming Expo 2017 in Astana. Aigerim also developed Texpire while at Varda Artists Residency.

 2017 FUTURE ENERGY Expo, Astana

 2017 FUTURE ENERGY Expo, Astana

During her stay at VAR, Aigerim spent most of her time investigating how museums and galleries in the Bay Area display art and share information. Aigerim plans to incorporate these findings to her current project: the curation and development of Kazakh identity for the upcoming Expo 2017 in Astana. Aigerim also developed Texpire while at VAR, here is her exit survey.

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