Elshan Ibrahimov

B. 1976, Baku

Lives and works in Baku

Elshan Ibrahimov graduated from the Azerbaijan State College of Arts and Culture named after A. Azim-zadeh in 1994 and later he obtained a diploma in Painting in 1998 at Azerbaijan State University of Fine Arts and Culture. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tapestry, Master’s Degree in Art History and Doctoral Degree in Museum critics. 

He tried his hand at various genres of visual arts as Painting, Tapestry, Ceramics, Installation, Performance, Body Art, Photo and Video art, Interactive Multimedia. From an early ages he initiated into the various games, at 3 years he was playing football and at 4 years he was playing chess and lots of hand games and other games. As a child, he invented all sorts of games himself. Maybe that's why, in last years of his creativity, he prefers to work in the genre of interactive multimedia built in the form of a game with the spectator. He is a participant national and international exhibitions including the 52nd La Biennale di Venezia.

His works are exhibited in private collections in Moscow, Kishinev, Saint-Petersburg, Istanbul, Ankara, London, Oslo, Budapest, Boston, Washington, Strasbourg, Paris, Edinburgh, Germany, Romania and Estonia and his tapestry is exhibited in National Art Museum of Azerbaijan.

Selected group exhibitions

2013

International Garbage Art Exhibition, interactive multimedia installation, Temiz Sheher, Baku, Azerbaijan

Art information society, interactive media game, Geneva, Switzerland

2012

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

2010

Festinova 2 Festival, Garikulla, Georgia

2009

BAKUNLIMITED. 'Cultural Days of Azerbaijan', Voltahalle, Basel, Switzerland

Azerbaijan culture days. Tbilisi, Georgia

2008

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

2007

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

OMNIA MEA, Azerbaijan Pavillion, 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2006

CAUCASUS, NCAC, Moscow, Russia

2005

III Tashkent Biennale, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

MAN & WOMAN, International Exhibition Baku, Azerbaijan

2004

Audio-Visual International Movie Festival, Baku Azerbaijan

MEN WOMEN WAR International Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan

2003

Aluminium International Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan

7x7 More transparency international exhibition, Baku Azerbaijan

The Caucasus Aleatory Festival Batumi, Georgia

2002

International Symposium "Paper", Sheki, Azerbaijan

International Exhibition "Art mobility and contemporary Utopia", Strasbourg, France

International Media Art Festival, Odessa, Ukraine

Orientalism: Inside & Outside. International exhibition, Baku

2001

Land art with performance "Battle between civilization and nature", Baku, Azerbaijan

Cosmopolitica in the framework of the "New music frame last century" festival. Title of the work - "Save the building".

2000

body art, video art and oil painting at Youth Exhibition of Azerbaijan "Wing of time", Baku, Azerbaijan

1997

Sirena self portrait at International Student Exhibition, "Tree of life", "My dream", Istanbul, Turkey

1991

"Nizami Gandjavi" International Competition. Exhibition of Book-plate dedicated to Nizami Gandjavi, Baku, Azerbaijan

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