Delfina Foundation

YARAT Emerging Artist Educational Programme

London: 08/07/14 — 04/08/14

Okhran Huseynov is an Azerbaijani artist who works through a diverse range of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. He draws much of his inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Azerbaijan, not only the visual or decorative arts, but from its poetry, architecture and everyday ilfe.

Okhran studied in A.Azimzade Art college, Faculty of Ceramic Design (1995). He earned his bachelor degree from Azerbaijan State University of Art & Culture, Faculty of Ceramic Design (2000) and his Master’s from Azerbaijan State Fine Art Academy Faculty of Art History and Theory (1999). Okhran represented his country in the 55th Venice Biennale and lives and works in Baku. 

Nazrin Mammadova graduated from the Eurasian Diplomatic Academy, Azerbaijan, in 2010 and the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, in 2012. A member of the Azerbaijan Photographers’ Union, she was one of the youngest artists to participate in the 012 Baku Public Art Festival. 

Narin joined YARAT Contemporary Art Space as a member of the coordinating board in 2012. Her first project The Caspian consisting of steel, glass, cement and water, seeks to bring attention to the ecological water level problem of the Caspian Sea that is leading to the collapse of seaside landscape, infrastructure, and decrease of biological diversity. Nasrin's art can be observed as an exploration of the universe, humanity, people, and individuality. By combining the internal processes of these elements and their substances with her own personal approach and concerns, she expresses them through various media.

Nasin lives and works works in Baku.

Farid Rasulov became involved in visual arts following his graduation in Medicine at Azerbaijan State Medical University in 2006. He has since represented Azerbaijan at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009).

Rasulov works in a wide range of  media – painting, installation, 3D graphic, animation and sculpture. These works often depict objects against vividly-colored backgrounds through which the artist wishes to simply convey everyday existence as deceptively simple, particularly when viewed through the objects we surround ourselves with.

Farid lives and works in Baku.

Rashad Alakbarov graduated from the Faculty of Decorative Arts at Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2001. He works with various media including painting, sculpture, video and architec­tural design. His work was first shown at the Wings of Time exhibition in Baku in 2000.  Since then his work has been acquired by private collections in Azerbaijan, Italy, Turkey and Russia.

Rashad's work comprises of massive installations, geared atypically towards direct sensory perception, either diverse or homogenous, which are arranged to cast shadows on the wall. In this duality lies the magic of Rashad's works. Thematically many of his works are associated with the world of anime serials, filled with ideas of looming world catastrophes after man has unleashed the genie of high technology.

Rashad lives and works in Baku.