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Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed is the Azerbaijani artist famous for his «psychedelic» carpets of different shapes and sizes. He was born in 1982 in Baku. In 2004 he graduated from the sculpture faculty of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts. For the first time he represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennale in 2007. In 2013 he was part of the three-man shortlist Jameel Prize 3 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Faig works with traditional carpets to create the new form and deconstruct the established representation of the carpet as a home attribute. Faig’s works is the cultural reincarnation where the sense is the transformation of the object of everyday life in the unique medium of contemporary art. Faig considers that the most complicated work for him is the «Recycled Tradition carpet».

«All in all, this work was created in one of the hardest periods of my life and, perhaps, the carpet itself symbolizes my fickle state of mind and soul projections. Initially I have analyzed in detail the theory of reincarnation of culture and it was the typical topic analysis I was working on. But what happened later had a great influence on me and I understand that it became the real conception which is the basis of my artwork».

WHO I AM Gallery presented the «Social anatomy» video art. This silent movie researches the ritual practices of the East and discloses the organizational system of social mechanisms controlling a person from birth to funeral.

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