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YARAT CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

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Address: 153 Neftchilar Avenue
City: Baku
Zip: AZ1010
Country: Azerbaijan

YARAT Contemporary Art Space is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting contemporary arts scene in Azerbaijan and creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally.

Based in Baku, YARAT (create in Azerbaijani) was founded by Aida Mahmudova in 2011. The organization realises its mission through a vibrant program of cutting edge exhibitions and stimulating educational and other arts-related events. YARAT is comprised of the YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Artim Project Space and YARAT studios.

YARAT Contemporary Art Centre opened in March 2015 and is the organisation’s first permanent space. It is housed in a converted Soviet-era naval building overlooking the Caspian Sea. The Centre showcases temporary exhibitions by leading international artists, as well as the growing YARAT Collection composed of contemporary art from the Caucasus and Central Asian region And intends to become a regional hub for contemporary art and creative exchange.

YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites artists to apply for the residency programme of end every year (september) (please check our news). The programme is divided into three periods (January–April, April-July, September-December) and grants selected artists an opportunity to live and work in Baku for up to three months. Each period hosts two international and two local residents.

YARAT Residency Programme is open for artists who are engaged in open, research-based practice across disciplines and show an interest in discovering the Caucasus region. The programme engages residents in discussions with fellow artists and international arts professionals, as well as travel around Azerbaijan. Artworks resulting from the residence are exhibited at the ARTIM Project Space, Baku. YARAT Residency programme is predominantly conducted in English.

YARAT Studios is a new dedicated artist studios in Baku, Azerbaijan, comprising of 11 studios and a residential space which is to be used by Azerbaijani and visiting international artists.

Launched in 2014, YARAT Studios offers a platform for emerging and established artists and a place for creative collaboration between local and foreign artists.

CURATOR
SUAD GARAYEVA
ADMINISTRATOR
AIDA MAHMUDOVA
OPENING YEAR
2011
FINANCING
ITALIAN PARTNERS
FOREIGN PARTNERS
THE HEYDAR ALIYEV FOUNDATION , CHRISTIE'S, ART BUSINESS AND A FINE ARTS AUCTION HOUSE, MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC, THE SEASIDE BOULEVARD OFFICE UNDER THE CABINET OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN, STATE AGENCY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS UNDER THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN, AZERBAIJAN LAWYERS CONFEDERATION, ICHERI SHEHER, ADMINISRTATION OF STATE HISTORICAL-ARCHITECTURAL RESERVE, UNDER CABINET OF MINISTERS OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC, MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC, EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY OF THE BAKU CITY, UNS CREATIVE STAGE, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, SILK WAY AIRLINES, MAGNUM PHOTOS, FARE, MILAN, ITALY, NON-PROFIT CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, DELFINA FOUNDATION, LONDON, UK, NON-PROFIT FOUNDATION, ARTISTIC EXCHANGE, RESIDENCIES, PARTNERSHIPS AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMING, MARAYA ART CENTRE, SHARJAH, UAE, NON-PROFIT CREATIVE SPACE, GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
HOSTED ARTISTS
MOHAMAD HARYO HUTOMO (INDONESIA), RONA STERN (ISRAEL) , GÖKÇEN DILEK ACAY (TURKEY), MERZEDES STURM-LIE (SWEDISH / BELGIAN / NORWEGIAN), TIMO HERBST (GERMANY) , ISHAI SHAPIRA KALTER (ISRAEL) , NEDA ZARFSAZ (IRAN) , GVANTSA JISHKARIANI (GEORGIA) , LUKE BURTON (UK) , VAJIKO CHACHKHIANI (GEORGIA) , AMNA AL DABBAGH (UAE) , PAOLA ANZICHE' (ITALY).
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