“From Waste to Art” International Exhibition

Gala Settlement, Baku

III International “From Waste to Art” Exhibition

May 30 – June 03, 2014

Gala Settlement, Baku, Azerbaijan

Making Art and seeking to create beauty are acts of faith in the future, in the survival of the values of humanism—faith that we will get through the threats facing us, the crumbling of the economic and political world we’ve known, the dying forests and rising seas due to climate change. Art demands recognition that human lives matter, that chaos can be transmuted into beauty and courage.

It has been three years since “Tamiz Shahar” JSC has been organizing the international exhibition titled “From Waste to Art” in Gala settlement with the support of State Historical and Architectural Reserve “Icherisheher” and Art Gallery “QGALLERY” with the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation. During the three years of activity of the exhibition popular artists from 27 countries of the world including Azerbaijan introduced their amazing artworks created from trash to the visitors. Artistic value of works created from solid waste and junk is their ability to visually demonstrate that the art has the power to recreate and digest even trash!
The event aims at attracting public attention to environmental problems dangerous and sometimes inevitable for megapolis. To achieve this goal, art samples created by the tender and fascinating transformation power of arts reveal the secret beauty of each thing that are not noticeable at first glance.


1. Arif Amirov (Azerbaijan)

2. Aydan Mirzayeva (Azerbaijan)

3. Enno de Kroon (The Netherland)

4. Guerra de la Paz (Cuba)

5. Hamida Malikova (Azerbaijan)

6. Harriet Mead (UK)

7. Khalil Chishtee (USA)

8. Katherine Wales (USA)

9. Leo Sewell (USA)

10. Mario Caicedo Langer (Colombia)

11. Mehriban Shamsaddin (Azerbaijan)


13. Samir Salahov (Azerbaijan)

14. Sayaka Ganz (Japan)

15. Selcuk Yilmaz (Turkey)

16. Sean E Avery (Australia)

17. Veronika Richterova (Czech Republic)

18. Vusala Latifova, Turgay Alakbarli (Azerbaijan)