Faig Ahmed – Artist


Faig Ahmed, an internationally recognized artist from Baku, Azerbaijan. He is known for his conceptual artwork that includes traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets into contemporary sculptural works of art. His work focuses on deconstructing traditions and and stereotypes by reimagining ancient crafts and creating new boundaries.

He is one of the innovative artists of the century bringing arts and crafts in a whole new way breaking the stereotypes that the traditional crafts are same as always.

He experiments the traditional techniques of rug weaving and embroidery. He uses digitally distorted images with three-dimensional shapes and melting paint. He then prints the design on carpet for weaving. He gives a highly contemporary concept through his creative work.

Faig Ahmed (Baku, 1982) lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan and graduated from the sculpture department of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in 2004. He represented Azerbaijan at the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and participated in the show “Love Me, Love Me Not” in 2013.



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