Faig Ahmed

Azerbaijanian, b. 1982

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Faig Ahmed

Azerbaijanian, b. 1982

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Faig Ahmed’s surreal sculptures incorporate ancient carpet-weaving techniques from his native country of Azerbaijan into forms that anyone would identify has hyper-contemporary. His intricately patterned weavings are mounted on architectural structures, fabricated in wood or plastic. Sometimes the stark contrast between white form and traditional tapestry is startling enough on its own; other times, Ahmed alters the patterns to suggest digital manipulation, pixelation, and distortion. He has exhibited at prestigious fairs and museums, including the Venice Biennale and the National Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow.

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Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
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Coleccion SOLO
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Faig Ahmed’s surreal sculptures incorporate ancient carpet-weaving techniques from his native country of Azerbaijan into forms that anyone would identify has hyper-contemporary. His intricately patterned weavings are mounted on architectural structures, fabricated in wood or plastic. Sometimes the stark contrast between white form and traditional tapestry is startling enough on its own; other times, Ahmed alters the patterns to suggest digital manipulation, pixelation, and distortion. He has exhibited at prestigious fairs and museums, including the Venice Biennale and the National Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Coleccion SOLO
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
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10 Textile Artists Who Are Pushing the Medium Forward
Oct 31st, 2016
In Reimagined Carpets, Faig Ahmed Makes the Old (More Than) New Again
Apr 9th, 2015
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