Telli Gallery was founded in Almaty in 2015, as an “island” of contemporary Kazakh culture and art. Located on the first floor of an exquisite building in the status center of Almaty, the gallery attracts numerous visitors. The design of the project was developed by the leading Danish architectural rm Arrow Architects, whose portfolio contains many global projects such as the headquarters of the German magazine Der Spiegel and the National Concert Hall in Dublin. In the center of the main hall there is a huge tree, made of ecological materials in a minimalist style, the symbolism of which is multi-layered: the interweaving of internal and external human beauty, the cosmogony of the global tree of life and the sacral attitude to the trees of Turks and Kazakhs. This symbol choice as a key element of the gallery was not random: the exhibition's attention is focused on the topics of global ecology, human spirituality, and human beauty on the principle “from inside out.” The art salon stands are provided to emerging and already eminent photographers, talented and creative artists who have something to declare. The rst exposition vernissage was the collaboration with the fa- mous photographer Zhanarbek Amankulov on ecology of water in the broadest sense of the word.