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
International Garbage Art Exhibition, interactive multimedia installation, Temiz Sheher, Baku, Azerbaijan
Art information society, interactive media game, Geneva, Switzerland
NEXT LEVEL. Contemporary art group exhibition, YAY gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
Festinova 2 Festival, Garikulla, Georgia
BAKUNLIMITED. 'Cultural Days of Azerbaijan', Voltahalle, Basel, Switzerland
Azerbaijan culture days. Tbilisi, Georgia
STEPS OF TIME: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan, Residenzschloss, Dresden, Germany
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
CAUCASUS, NCAC, Moscow, Russia
III Tashkent Biennale, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
MAN & WOMAN, International Exhibition Baku, Azerbaijan
Audio-Visual International Movie Festival, Baku Azerbaijan
MEN WOMEN WAR International Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan
Aluminium International Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan
7x7 More transparency international exhibition, Baku Azerbaijan
The Caucasus Aleatory Festival Batumi, Georgia
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
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".
body art, video art and oil painting at Youth Exhibition of Azerbaijan "Wing of time", Baku, Azerbaijan
Sirena self portrait at International Student Exhibition, "Tree of life", "My dream", Istanbul, Turkey
"Nizami Gandjavi" International Competition. Exhibition of Book-plate dedicated to Nizami Gandjavi, Baku, Azerbaijan