Reza Hazare

B. 1987, Zahedan, Iran
Lives and works in Baku

Reza Hazare is an Afghan artist born in an Afganian refugee family. He graduated from the Visual Arts School of Teheran in 2005, and moved right after in Azerbaijan where he pursued his studies. In 2012 he finished study at Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts. 

An Afghan artist Reza Hazare living in Azerbaijan. Originally coming from a country ruled by Sharia law, Reza`s art has a strong patriarchal character; even his choice of the medium – pencil and paper – is old fashioned. His inner being is thorn between East/South and West/North.  He came from an Islamic country to Azerbaijan, a secular environment to which he now needs to adapt. 

Hezare works constantly questions the living conditions of human beings after a war has ended, the status of refugees, and the way one can rebuild life after such events. His works is focused on the meaning of life, the crisis of traditional society and immigration issues. Reza explore the events that took place within my nation after the civil war – the absence of civil values as well as basic human rights, the disintegration of my family in exile. I am interested in the paradoxes of human thinking and actions in different situations. Through my work I strive to achieve a better position, satisfaction and peace for the forgotten man.

Solo exhibition:

2014

Anaesthesia, YAY Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2010

Solo exhibition, YarAdAn Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan 

2008

Solo exhibition, Iran United Artist's, Nami Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group exhibitions:

2016

Art Paris Fair, Grand Palace, Paris, France

2015

The Review, Group exhibition, YAY Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2014

ART DUBAI 2014: MARKER, Caucasus and Central Asia, Azerbaijan Pavillion, Dubai, UAE

2013

Otherness. I is somebody else. Group exhibition. Espace culturel Louis Vuitton. Paris, France

2012

Situation PAT, exhibition YAY GALLERY, Baku, Azerbaijan

III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. Situation PAT. Azerbaijan pavillion. MAR'S Gallery, Moscow, Russia

ALUMINIUM V, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Faces of Time Baku Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

Password Unknown, group exhibition, Center of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

Young Day, Group Exhibition, 1969 Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2011

Group exhibition, Center of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

2009

Exhibition at Corner Club, Baku, Azerbaijan 

2007

Group exhibition, Iran United Artist's, Momayez Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2006
Drawing exhibition, Mehrin Gallery, Tehran, Iran

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