Faig Ahmed Exhibit at SLOMA

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  • Fri, Feb 11, 2022 - Sun, May 15, 2022  

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The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of prolific contemporary artist Faig Ahmed. Working in collaboration with Nina Levent, Director of Sapar Contemporary, the Museum is organizing an exhibition of works that spans Ahmed’s career – while focusing on works primarily made within the past five years – 2016 to 2021. Presenting this work for the first time on the Central Coast of California offers the arts community a unique opportunity to engage meaningfully with a practice and a body of work that has never been exhibited in this region. Elaborate programming with local school districts, guided docent tours, and a lecture program will accompany the exhibition. The works in this exhibition are loaned from major collections from all over the world.

About the Artist
Faig Ahmed is a multimedia artist working with textiles, painting, video, and installation. Ahmed is best known for his conceptual works that deconstruct and rearrange fragments of traditional Azerbaijani rugs to create contemporary sculptural forms. His work reimagines ancient crafts and creates new visual languages by disassembling traditional works and stereotypes. Born in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan, in 1982 Faig Ahmed went on to graduate from the Sculpture Faculty at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2004. He represented Azerbaijan in nation’s inaugural pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and participated in the 2013, “Love Me, Love Me Not” event. In 2013, he was nominated for the third edition of the Jameel Prize organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. He now lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan and is a Board Member of the YARAT Contemporary Art Space.