Aida Mahmudova


(B.1982, Baku, Azerbaijan)


Aida Mahmudova received a B.F.A. from Central Saint Martin’s College, London (2006) and a B.A. from the American Intercontinental University (2009). In 2011, Mahmudova founded YARAT Contemporary Art Space, a non-governmental organisation promoting Azeri contemporary art both on a national and international level, supporting creativity of young people and helping to foster a cultural dialogue between Azerbaijan and other countries. YARAT is dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally, and has commissioned The Union of Fire and Water project at the 56th Venice Biennale. She has held solo shows internationally including, amongst others, the YAY Gallery, Baku; Leila Heller Gallery, New York; Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich. Since 2012, she is the Curatorial Director of the Baku Museum of Modern Art. Her work is held in private collections globally and her sculpture Recycled is on public display on Baku Boulevard.