Nazrin Mammadova

B. 1989, Kutaisi, Georgia

Lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan

Nazrin Mammadova is a graduate of the Eurasian Diplomatic Academy in Azerbaijan (2010). In 2012 she fishinished study at British Higher School of Art and Design (BA) Honors (Moscow, Russia). Along side her studies she took photography classes and became a member of the Azerbaijan Photographers’ Union (2012). Already a formidable talent, Nazrin is one of the youngest artists participating in the 012 Baku Public Art Festival. Nazrin Mammadova started to demonstrate her formidable talent by working in photography medium 2008. Her series of “Flat Echo” consists of 10 art works, each work containing two independent self-supporting photographs. The series exposes stories, that reveal authors personal approach to people on the photographs, applying herself vigorous-forcing the idea of pretentious claims, but not abandon its arrogant air trying to define subconscious collaboration between the two and the flat echo that unites them. After a short period of time Nazrin joined YARAT Contemporary Art Space as a member of coordinating board (2012). “The Caspian” project produced by using steel, glass, cement and sea water from the Caspian sea drives attention to an extremely important ecological problem related to the level of water at the Caspian Sea that leads to the collapse of seaside landscape, infrastructure, and decrease of biological diversity. Artist expresses her concern on the danger of of climate changes-one of the most dangerous threat for humanity in the XXI century. On the other hand, the installation situated at the old part of Baku city serves as a reminder about the fact that once upon a time the Caspian Sea covered the territory where now stands very modern, dynamic and rapidly expanding city. Nazrin’s art can be observed as deductive exploration of the universe, humanity, people, and individuality by combining the internal process developed within these elements and their substance with her personal approach and concerns that she expresses through using various media. Sometimes the artist is not even scared from demonstrating springs from one edge to another one. However this sharp and disobedient approach, non-stop search within deep layers of the personality facilitates individual artistic development by ignoring the time and space frames.

Exhibitions

2015

Experimental Method special project of 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary Art, Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, Moscow, Russia

Candy Mountains and Oil Coasts, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

Meeting Point, group show of Contemporary art from Azerbaijan, Cuadro gallery, Dubai, UAE

ALANICA - Art symposium, curated by Nav Haq (MuKHa), Vladikavkaz, North Osetia 

3rd Baku Public Art Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan

The Review, YAY Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2014

A Time For Dreams, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

START art fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Artist in residence at Delfina Foundation, London, England

GRID Photo festival, Vondel CS, Amsterdam, Nederland

The 16th edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2013

ЗАВОД Group exhibition, Baku Air Condition Plant building, Azerbaijan

Pat Situation, Group exhibition, Yay Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2012 

III Moscow International, Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

Merging Bridges Group exhibition of Azerbaijani and British contemporary art Curated by Adam Waymouth, Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan 

[012] Baku Public Art Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan

2010

Foreword, The launch of YARAT Contemporary art space organization. Group show. Baku, Azerbaijan

Art Bazaar, Contemporary Art Exhibition. Veten cinema. Baku. Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Women, photography exhibition, Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

2009

Aluminum 4, The International Biannual Festival, Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

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