Rashad Babayev

Artist Bio

Rashad Babayev, is a painter and installation artist belonging to a young generation of Azerbaijani artists that are transforming the contemporary art landscape of Baku / His artistic style reflects an entrenched expressionist yet minimalist approach utilizing different colors as his language / His debut solo exhibition was in 2004 / In 2005 he became a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan and ever since he has taken part in numerous international exhibitions across the globe, as well as the 55th Venice Biennale / Babayev’s works are held in the Museum of Modern Art in Baku, ‘20th-21st Century Azerbaijani Painting’ Museum, Yarat Contemporary Art Space and other private collections / Babayev was handpicked to be a part of ‘Fly to Baku’ a travelling contemporary art exhibition showcasing the finest Azerbaijani talent across Moscow, Rome, Baku, Vienna, Paris and Berlin / He recently expanded his artistic practice into scriptwriting and filmmaking – for which he was awarded Azerbaijan Cinematographists Union promotional diploma/