Huseyn Haqverdi

B. 1956, Baku

Lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan

Huseyn Haqverdi graduated from Azimzadeh State Art College in Baku in 1975 and from the Mukhin High Art and Industrial Academy in St Petersburg in 1980. Haqverdi has worked with different media, including sculpture, drawing and created monumental art. He produced the statue of St. Maria at the Catholic cathedral in Baku and a monumental mosaic panel of the Caspian legend in the Sangachal oil terminal. In 2003 he was named the Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan.

Haqverdi is equally proficient in sculpture, graphic work and painting. In ad­dition, he is an avid photographer and video artist. However, he is known to the majority of people, both in Azerbaijan and abroad, primarily as a sculp­tor and it was as such that he has participated, in numerous exhibitions and symposiums both in Azerbaijan and abroad since 1980.

Haqverdi has many smaller sized sculptures. However, he is equally suc­cessful in monumental works. Thus, his mosaic The Legend of the Caspian Sea was perfectly integrated into the territory of the Sangachal oil and gas terminal. Haqverdi is also the artist who created the statue of the Virgin Mary adorning the Baku Catholic Church. The generalized, laconic form of this massive sculpture is a reflection of Haqverdi’s general artistic taste. He develops any topic in depth, highlighting its most significant aspects and ignoring the trivialities.

Throughout the past decade, Haqverdi has participated increasingly often in group exhibitions and solo shows, showcasing his graphic works and paintings as well as his particular concept of visual art. The huge canvases on which space is intricately distorted, reflect the multi-dimensional mosaic of the world. The most striking examples are his photographic compositions and video art for a project on which he collaborated with several other Azer­baijani artists entitled ‘USSR-remix’. Utilizing the same principle – uniting, as in a mosaic, diverse fragments to create a single composition – he has ap­proached his abstract monochromatic composition Our Time, which consists of five parts.

Solo exhibitions

2014

Solo exhibition in frame Art Festival, Exhibition Hall, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2013

Other City, YAY Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2011

Metamorphoses. Yeni Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2004

Who? Q Gallery, Baku

1999

Refugee People. L.I.P.A. Gallery, Washington D.C., US

Selected group exhibitions and symposiums:

2014

Nuda Veritas exhibition, Baku MOMA, Azerbaijan

Art Dubai 2014, Marker: Caucasus And Central Asia. Azerbaijan Pavillion Stand A5. Madina Jumeirah. Dubai, UAE

‘Semeni’ Art Festival honored to Novruz holidays. Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

2013

‘Kuknar’ Art Festival honored to New Year holiday, Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

2012-2013

'FLY TO BAKU. Contemporary art from Azerbaijan', Kunsthistorisches museum - Neue Burg, Vienna, Austria; Spazio D - MAXXI building National Museum of XXI Century arts, Rome, Italy; Spazio D MAXXI building, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy; Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia; me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany; Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris, France; Phillips de Pury& Company, London, UK

2012

Visual Poetry, art exhibition, Kempinsky Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan

012 BAKU PUBLIC ART FESTIVAL, Baku, Azerbaijan

2011

WMD, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan, Centre of Contemporary  Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

2010

USSR-remix group exhibition, Contemporary art of Azerbaijan, Tou Scene Art Centre, Beer Halls, Stavanger, Norway

2008

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

2007

Virtual Army project of ‘Landart’, Ushguli, Georgia

2004

Fortress project of ‘Landart’, Khevsureti, Georgia

2003

Island project of ‘Landart’, Nargin island, Azerbaijan

1998

Contemporary Art of Azerbaijan’, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

1997

Birlikde-zusammen, Dresden Bank, Mainz, Germany

1995

International Symposium on Sculpture, Hamti Cannadian University, Hamti, India

1994

International Symposium on Sculpture, Lapideya, Majen, Germany ‘Exhibition of Azeri Artists’, Pales des Papes, Avi­gnon, France 1988 International Symposium on Sculpture, City Park, Valmiera, Latvia

1980

International Symposium on Sculpture, Izmir Park, Baku

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