Faig Ahmed is an internationally-recognized artist from Baku, Azerbaijan, known for his conceptual works utilizing traditional craft, reimagined as contemporary sculptural artworks. Ahmed’s work engages viewers through its juxtaposition of tradition with hyper-modern sensibilities, digitally distorting images through pixelation and three-dimensional shapes.
Ahmed represented Azerbaijan at the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007, and has exhibited his works worldwide — including group and solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Rome, Dubai and Moscow. In 2013, he was nominated for the Jameel Prize 3 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
In January 2019, Faig Ahmed installed site-specific works created for Shangri La in the Textile Gallery. A concurrent exhibition of his work was displayed in Shangri La’s Arts of the Islamic World Gallery at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Exhibitions and events
Faig AhmedAn exhibition of textiles by Shangri La artist-in-residence, Faig Ahmed (b. 1982, Azerbaijan). Ahmed's surreal textile sculptures incorporate and reinterpret traditional carpet-weaving techniques from his native country into hyper-contemporary forms.
January 19, 2019 - July 13, 2019