Farhad Khalilov b. 1946

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2024 Between the Earth and the Sky, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan
2019 Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2014 Gallery of Berlin City Administration, Berlin, Germany
2012 Central House of the Artists, Moscow, Russia
2011 The Great Room 1508, London, UK
2008 The State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, Russia
2007 The State Museum Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan
2004 Gallery of Berlin City Administration, Berlin, Germany
2000 La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 The New Verge, Gazelli Art House, London
2019 Labour, Leisure and Dreams – 1960s-1980s Through the Eyes of Azerbaijani Masters, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan

Awards and Honours


2017 Star of the Union
2016 Sharaf Order

2012 Awarded the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts
2008 Honourable Member of the Russian Academy of Arts
2006 Awarded the Grand Prix prize at the Teheran Biennale
2002 Awarded the title, Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan
2000 Awarded the Chevalier Award in Literature and Art
2000 Awarded the Gold Medal by the Artists’ Union of Russia, in honour of the bicentenary anniversary of A. Pushkin
1987 Awarded the Silver Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts 




1966 Graduated from Public Art School, Baku
1968 Studied at Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts, Moscow
1969 Member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR
1975 Graduated from Moscow Polygraphic Institute
1987 to date Chairperson of the Artists’ Union of Azerbaijan.
Elected Deputy of Azerbaijan Parliament of XI and XII convocations