Ulan Dgaparov (b. 1960, Kyrgyzstan) is an artist, curator, architect and critic. Currently living in Bishkek he is also an influential and dynamic figure among artists in Central Asia as well as founding member of the Studio Museum, Bishkek – a venue that has supported the development of many multidisciplinary art projects by dozens of artists since the early 1990s. His work ranges from performance-based video to installations and pfhotography. As a pioneer of contemporary art in Kyrgyzstan, he has organized numerious exhibitions and art events in collaboration with artists couples like Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djoumaliev and Yelena and Victor Vorobyevs. Djaparov is also the publisher of a numerous editions on contemporary art and culture.