BIO

Farid Rasulov

B. 1985, Shusha, Azerbaijan.

Live and works in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

A doctor by training, Farid Rasulov suddenly became involved in the visual arts after his graduation from university, to the great surprise of his friends and family and made great strides in a relatively short period of time. He originally trained to be a doctor at the Azerbaijan State Medical University (2006), but since becoming an artist and working intensively he has represented Azerbaijan at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. Rasulov is active across a wide range of artistic media – large scale paintings, installations, 3D graphics, animation and sculpture. His works are usually intellectually provocative. Not accidentally, this con­ceptual artist stubbornly denies charges of his art being multi-layered and profound. He insists that he has meant absolutely nothing, that he simply replicated the commonplace things that he saw around him. 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015

#ONLYONECHANCE, MOMA, Baku

2014

Dogs in the Living Room,  Rabouan Moussion Gallery, Paris, France

2013

ACTUAL TRADITION, Sharjah Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah, UAE

2012

SEAFOOD. Personal exhibition, Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010

SUBJECTS, Solo Exhibition, KichikQalart GalleryBaku, Azerbaijan

Selected group exhibitions

2016

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

2016

Moscow Young Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2016

ArteLagunaPrize 10 - Winner of Sculptural and Installation Section

2015

Meeting point, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai.

2012-2013

FLY TO BAKU. Contemporary art from Azerbaijan', Kunsthistorisches Museum - Neue Burg, Vienna, Austria; Spazio D - Maxxi building National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy; Spazio D MAXXI building, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy; Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia; me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany; Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris, France; Phillips de Pury& Company, London, UK

2013

ORNAMENTATION, 55th Venice Biennale, Azerbaijan Pavillion, Venice, Italy

LOVE ME LOVE ME NOT, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbours, Collateral Event for the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

012 BAKU PUBLIC ART Festival, organized by YARAT Contemporary Art Space Baku, Azerbaijan

2012

COMMONIST, Contemporary art exhibition, organized by YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan

NEXT LEVEL, Contemporary art group exhibition, YAY gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

MERGING BRIDGES, Contemporary art exhibition, Museum of Modern Art Baku, Azerbaijan

2011

FORWORD, Alternative Art Place, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku.

FIRED UP, Gazelli Art House, Show one of five. London, UK

FABULOUS FOUR, Kichik QalArt, Baku

BIG CAUCASUS, PERMM Gallery, Perm, Russia

2010

AZERBAIJAN CONTEMPORARY ART, Aidan Gallery, Moscow

UNDER THE SCALDING SUN, painting project, Deutch Kyrkha, Baku, Azerbaijan

2009

COGITO ERGO SUM. 53rd International Art Exhibition of Venice Biennale Azerbaijan Pavillion. Giudecca 95, Venice, Italy

2008

STEPS OF TIME: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan, Residenzschloss, Dresden, Germany

MINIMUM WAGE project, group-exhibition Center of Contemporary Arts Baku, Azerbaijan

2007

REALITIES OF DREAMS. ALUMINUM 3, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Baku Azerbaijan