A Few Words About Our Project EN

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Shamo Abasov / #EVDƏQALereya

Shamo Abasov Born in 1955 in Baku, Azerbaijan 1970-1974 – A. Azimzade State Art College, Baku 1978-1984 – V. I. Mukhina Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry Since 1986 – Member of the Union of Azerbaijan Artists Since 1986 – Member of the Union of Soviet Artists 1989 – 1 – First-degree Diploma, Union of Azerbaijan Artists 1996 – Second Prize of Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture EXHIBITIONS: 2015 Solo exhibition, Azerbaijan Cultural Center, Vienna, Austria 2014 Solo exhibition, Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany 2005 Man and Woman group exhibition, Sattar Bahlulzade Exhibition Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan 2003 November Interior, Gallery Vladislav Marzik, Kraljevo, Serbia 2000 Solo exhibition, Exhibition Hall of Mercy Corps, Baku, Azerbaijan 1996 Novruz International exhibition, Ankara, Turkey 1991 Baku Art Center exhibition, the UAE Cultural Center, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1990 Baku Art Center Exhibition, Gallery Rigas Modes, Latvia 1990 Young Artists of the USSR and the GDR, Erfurt, Germany 1989 Baku Art Center Exhibition, Avignon, France 1989 13th International Symposium on Ceramics, Prague, Czechoslovakia Shamo Abasov felt deeply the originality of the Azerbaijani national colors in finely captured characters and comic situations. The relationships between his heroes feature the painfully familiar images of Absheron and the people residing on this amazing peninsula. Even the traditional feast of Baku under a pomegranate tree in his paintings conveys the feeling of not the fleeting but the completeness of joyful moments of life, understanding that it is impossible to achieve such an "incredible lightness of being” without a certain carelessness.

Altay Sadigzade / #EVDƏQALereya

Altay Sadigzade Born in Baku in 1951 In 1966-70, he studied at the A. Azimzadeh Art College in Baku. He continued education in prestigious Faculty of Painting at the Surikov Institute in Moscow in 1971-77 and received his degree from there. Since 1970 he has been a participant of various exhibitions. He is a member of the USSR Artist Union since 1979 and a member of Baku Arts Center Since 1988 his works are in national and private collections in Azerbaijan, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA. As a leading artist, curator, designer, and art advocate in Azerbaijan, Altay Sadigzade’s influence on the contemporary art scene has been profound. Beginning his career as a young artist in the Soviet Union, he studied at both the Faculty of Painting at the Surikov State Academic Art Institute in Moscow and the Azimzade State College of Art in Baku. A member of the Azerbaijan Union of Artists and Baku Art Centre, he has exhibited widely in group exhibitions in France, USA, Turkey, Germany, Italy, UK, Austria and Russia and he has held numerous solo exhibitions across the world, including multiple events in USA, France and Azerbaijan, in addition to solo exhibitions in Istanbul, London and Beijing. His works are held in institutional and private collections is in Azerbaijan, Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA. In 2007, he launched a monograph of his work called “Painting and Sketch” at the Librairie Flammarion Centre, Centre Pompidou, Paris. In Baku, he is the director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which he designed during its inception in 2008-2009. Altay is influenced by his extensive travels, and his works features different geographies, as well as influences from various art movements, which he combines to form a new visual language. In his sculptural works he uses materials, such as metal to make his abstract figures three dimensional, adding depth to his conceptual work.