FARHAD FARZALIYEV

Biography

(B. 1989; Baku, Azerbaijan)

Farhad Farzaliyev was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1989. Farhad completed an MFA with distinction at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts in Baku in 2012. Farhad works predominantly in the medium of installations, but also paintings, graphics, photography and sound. He is member of Artists Union of Azerbaijan since 2011 and member of Yay Gallery of the YARAT Contemporary Art Space since 2013. He has participated a large number of group exhibitions around the world. He is represented in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Baku. Farhad Farzaliyev lives and works in Baku.

Some of Farhad’s recent work, the Granny’s Vocabulary series from 2014, considers nostalgia for the Soviet era, combining rudimentary Soviet textiles with neon slogans from his grandparents generation. Using Cyrillic script, which was replaced by Turkic script after independence in 1991, his work immediately speaks of the pre-independence era of Soviet rule and the tumultuous history of Azerbaijani script, which has changed officially three times in the last seventy years.

Farzaliyev has featured in many exhibitions in his native Baku, and a growing number around the world including Russian and Germany.

Solo exhibitions:

2017 Azerbaijan Baroque, Fragment Gallery (Moscow)
2017 Molotov Gulab, ARTIM Project Space (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2015 I Am Your Only Tiger, YAY! Gallery (Baku , Azerbaijan)

Biennale:

2015 Greater Caucasian Pavilion, The main program of the 6-th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, VNDKh (Moscow)
2014 ASTAR, A Time for Dreams, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017 The inhuman experiences of hospitality, ММОМА (Moscow)
2017 Die Grenze, Tsereteli Art Gallery (Moscow)
2016 300 Words on Resistance, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2016 Boom Bang III, NN Contemporary Art Northampton (Northampton, UK)
2016 To Be Surprised, To Surprise, ARTIM Project Space (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2015 Candy mountains, Oil Shores, PERMM (Perm, Russia)
2015 The Review, YAY! Gallery (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2015 3rd Baku Public Art Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2014 START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery (London, UK)
2014 Nuda Veritas, Museum of Modern Art (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2014 The 16th edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah Art Museum (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
2013 Different cultures-one world, 7-th Tashkent International Contemporary Art Biennial, Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
2013 ЗАВОД, Baku Air Condition Plant building (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2013 Eko Art, Museum Center (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2013 From Waste to Art, Gala Archeological and Ethnographic Museum (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2013 The World Is Yours, The World Is Mine, Kicik QalArt (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2013 Process 2013, The Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2012 Group exhibition of Members of Artists Union of Azerbaijan, Artists Union of Azerbaijan (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2012 Aluminum 5, The International Biannual Festival, Museum Center (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2011 Group exhibition of Members of Artists Union of Azerbaijan, Artists Union of Azerbaijan (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2011 Artist in Residency 2011, Ausstellungsraum des BMUKK (Vienna, Austria)
2010 At The Cross Of XX Century, Azerbaijan State Museum of Art (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2009 Aluminum 4, The International Biannual Festival, Museum Center (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2008 Steps of Time, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden, Germany)
2007 Aluminum 3, The International Biannual Festival, Museum Center (Baku, Azerbaijan)

Curatorial Projects:

2015 Candy mountains, Oil Shores, PERMM (Perm, Russia)
2013 Zavod, Baku Air Condition Plant building (Baku, Azerbaijan)

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