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FAKHRIYYA MAMMADOVA Born Baku, 1974 Lives and works Baku

Fakhriyya Mammadova is an artist-designer and photographer. She graduated from the Design faculty of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2005. She has been a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan from 2002 and a member of the Union of Photographers of Azerbaijan from 2004. She does restoration work on ceramics and sculpture and experiments with macro-photography. In her photo installations, Mammadova uses objects and materials of differing textures. Her first work of this kind was shown in the exhibition ‘Wings of Time’ in Baku in 2000. Currently, Mammadova works with conceptual photography which aims to capture the transitory moments of life.

Solo exhibition 2010 ‘Temporary’, Kichik QalArt Gallery, Baku

Selected group exhibitions 2010 ‘Photofest 2010’, Open Air, Old City, Tbilisi ‘7’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Baku 2009 ‘Transformation’ at ‘Aluminium 4’, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Baku ‘BakUnlimited’, Cultural Days of Azerbaijan, Voltahalle, Basel, Switzerland ‘Artisterium’, International Festival of Contemporary Art, Carvasla, Old City, Tbilisi Transkaukazja Festival, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw ‘M’artian Fields – Collaboration’, Mars Gallery, Moscow 2008 ‘Urban Jealousy’, the 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran ‘Steps of Time’, Azerbaijani Culture Days in Germany, National Gallery, Dresden, Germany 2006 ‘Caucasus’, NCCA, Moscow ‘East or West’, International Art Festival, Museum of Art, Die, France ‘Deciding Instant’, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St Petersburg, Russia 2005 ‘Art Caucasus 2005, International Actual Art Convention beyond Stereotypes’, Carvasla, Tbilisi 3rd Tashkent International Biennale, Central Exhibition Hall, Tashkent 2000 ‘Wings of Time’, Khagani Trading Centre, Baku

Photo artist Fakhriyya Mammadova is well known in the art world of

Russia, Germany, and, of course, her native Azerbaijan – collectors in

Azerbaijan and beyond. A ceramist and designer by training, she

these countries have had the opportunity to become acquainted with

is a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan

Mammadova’s art. Her works are full of personal revelation, creating

Association of Photographers, as well as the Wings of Time

an intimate discourse with the audience, and emphasizing the

association, which brings together contemporary artists in Azerbaijan.

individuality of opinion. She does it without affected pretence, nor does she force her opinion on the audience but rather invites them,

The camera becomes an instrument of boundless possibility in the

subtly, to form their own – these are the primary points

hands of Mammadova, an imaginative designer, who possesses the

of Mammadova’s creative credo.

diligence of a restoration expert, with the latter’s ability to see beauty and significance in the most minute detail. With such skills, unlimited

A Few Days with Anya is a work of conceptual photography, marked

vistas of creative development beckon. Since the early 2000s,

by laid-back diary-style prints. But each image that comprises the

Mammadova’s work has been a permanent fixture in Azerbaijani art

work captures the viewer with its attention to detail, which builds to

exhibitions. Georgia, Turkey, France, USA, Uzbekistan, Ukraine,

create a stereoscopic effect of mental perception.

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Fly to Baku - Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan  

Exhibition January 17-29, 2012 Location Phillips de Pury & Company Howick Place, London SW1P 1BB