Mural Story: A Guide To Kazakhstan’s Most Provocative Street Art

Because of its designation of ‘cultural and business capital,’ most of Kazakhstan’s political street art is seen in Almaty, the country’s largest city

One of the most prominent and controversial street artists is Pasha Cas, who has been creating murals and installations that address social problems and criticise the former president Nursultan Nazarbayev Photo: pashacas/Instagram

Street art is a form of artistic expression that uses public urban spaces as a canvas for creativity and social commentary. In Kazakhstan, a country with restricted freedom of speech and media, street art has become a way for artists and activists to challenge the status quo, raise awareness of social issues, and engage the public in dialogue and debate.