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


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

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