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Azerbaijan Pavilion
Biennale Arte 2024


Born to Love. Azerbaijan Pavilion

Dates: 23 April – 27 November, 2022 

Preview: 21 - 22 April, 2022


Venue: Piazza San Marco, Procuratie Vecchie, 139-153, Venice, Italy


Participants: Agdes Baghirzade, Fidan Akhundova, Fidan Kim,

Ramina Saadatkhan, Sabina Khankishiyeva, Zhuk


Curator: Emin Mammadov


For the Biennale Arte 2022, the Azerbaijan Pavilion is proud to present Born to Love, which marks Azerbaijan’s fifth participation in the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, realized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Virtual Reality. Azerbaijan Pavilion

Dates: 11 May – 24 November 2019

Preview: 9 - 10 May 2019 


Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo S.Stefano, San Marco 2949, Venice, Italy


Participants: Zeigam Azizov, Orkhan Mammadov, Zarnishan Yusif, Kanan Aliyev, Ulviyya Aliyeva 


Curators: Gianni Mercurio, Emin Mammadov 


The year 2019 for the 58th Biennale of contemporary art, the Azerbaijan Pavilion is proud to present Virtual Reality, an exhibition of works by contemporary artists that draws on the phenomenon of fake news now seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy, free debate, and progress. It examines the ideas and dangers of living in a post-truth era.

Under the Sun. Azerbaijan Pavilion

Dates: 13 May – 26 November 2017

Preview: 10 - 12 May 2019


Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo S.Stefano, San Marco 2949, Venice, Italy


Participants: HYPNOTICA Visual Performance Group, Elvin Nabizade


Curators: Martin Roth, Emin Mammadov


The art of living together, has symbolic significance. Ensuring peace and stability in a modern era with complex geopolitical processes is one of humanity’s most important issues. Today we witness negative trends taking place around the world.

Beyond the Line. Azerbaijan Pavilion

Dates: 9 May – 22 November 2015

Preview: 7-8 May 2015


Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo S.Stefano, San Marco 2949, Venice, Italy


Participants: Ashraf Murad, Javad Mirjavadov, Tofik Javadov, Rasim Babayev, Fazil Najafov, Huseyn Hagverdi, Shamil Najafzada


Curators: Simon de Pury, Emin Mammadov


At the end of the 1950s, innovative Azerbaijani art that contradicted Soviet art ideology developed on the periphery of official art. In the 1960s, artists who deviated from the Communist Party line were no longer arrested. They weren’t banished to Siberia and shot as they were in the terrible 1930s. Instead, they were punished differently.

Vita Vitale. Azerbaijan Pavilion

Dates: 9 May – 22 November 2015

Preview: 7-8 May 2015

Venue: Ca’ Garzoni, Calle del Traghetto Garzoni, San Marco 3416, 30124, Venice, Italy


Participants: Edward Burtynsky, Mircea Cantor, Loris Cecchini, Gordon Cheung, Khalil Chishtee, Tony Cragg, Laura Ford, Noémie Goudal, Siobhán Hapaska, Paul Huxley, IDEA Laboratory and Leyla Aliyeva, Chris Jordan with Rebecca Clark and Helena S.Eitel, Tania Kovats, Aida Mahmudova, Sayyora Muin, Jacco Olivier, Julian Opie, Julian Perry, Mike Perry, Bas Princen, Stephanie Quayle, Ugo Rondinone, Graham Stevens, Diana Thater, Andy Warhol, Bill Woodrow, Erwin Wurm, Rose Wylie.


Curators: Artwise, Susie Allen, Laura Culpan, Dea Vanagan

Scientific curator: Professor Rachel Armstrong


Vita Vitale unites an international group of contemporary artists galvanised by this threat. From the grandly-proportioned rooms of a 13th century palazzo overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal – itself the bearer of the human footprint’s heavy weight – their multimedia works and installations explore the consequences of plastic pollutants, consumerism, climate change, dwindling resources, deteriorating land and seascapes, rising sea levels, and endangered species.

Ornamentation. Azerbaijan Pavilion

Dates: 1 June – 24 November 2013

Preview: 29-31 May, 2013


Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo S. Stefano, San Marco 2949, Venice


Participants: Butunay Hagverdiyev, CHINGIZ, Fakhriyya Mammadova, Farid Rasulov, Rashad Alakbarov, Sanan Aleskerov


Curator: Hervé Mikaeloff

From Baku to Venice: six contemporary artists from the land of fire. At the crossroads of Orient and Occident, Azerbaijan is surrounded by many countries and different cultures. 


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