Azerbaijanian artist born in Moscow living in Carrara

2012 Founder and owner of Aidan Studio

2007 Academician of Russian Academy of Fine Arts

2005-2007 Member of the Public Chamber

2002 Correspondent member of Russian Academy of Fine Arts. Awarded silver medal by Russian Academy of Fine Arts

2000 Teacher at Surikov Art Institute

1992-2012 Founder and owner of Aidan Gallery

1989-1992 One of the organizers and co-owners of First Gallery, Moscow

1987 Graduated Surikov Art Institute as a non-resident

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Personal exhibitions:

2021  The Dust Became the Breath, Gazelli Art House, London 

2017 Des Vices et Vertus En Art. Eglise Saint-Loup, Province de Namur, Belgium

2017 (In) Stability. Quadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2016  Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy. Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2016  REVELATIONS: NEW WORK BY AIDAN. Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2015  Quabah. Teutkloff museum. Virtual exhibition

2015  Fascinans & Tremendum, Serpukhov, Russia

2013  Out of Body, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2012  Persian miniatures, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2012  Carrara Marble Weeks, Nicoli Sculpture Studios, Carrara

2012 Fascinans & Tremendum, MMoMA, Moscow

2009 AIDAN, Kicik Qualart,  Baku, Azerbaijan

2008 Persian miniatures, XL Gallery, Moscow

2007  Red, Project with Yves Saint Laurent, State Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2007  Persian Miniatures, AMT GALLERY, Como, Italy

2006  Aidan Salakhova: Painting, Drawing, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg

2006  AIDAN, included in “Moscow Contemporary” program, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2005  I Love Myself, XL Gallery, Moscow

2005  Abstraction, Dom Cultural Center, Moscow

2004  Habibi, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg

2004  Habibi, Orel Art Presenta Galerie, Paris

2004  MMS, XL Gallery, Moscow

2003  Habibi, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin

2002  Quabah, XL Gallery, Moscow

2001  Odalisque (in conjunction with “ART MOSKVA studio”), Central House of Artists, Moscow

2001  Living Pictures, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg

2000  Tea in the Desert, Invogue boutique, Moscow

2000  The Sleeping Beauty (XL Gallery, in cooperation with the European Galleries Association), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1999  Suspense, Museum of 20th Century Art, Kemerovo

1999  Suspense, Museum of 20th Century Art, Kemerovo

1999 - 2000  After the Wall: Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, Stockholm Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin Ludwig Museum, Budapest

1998  Diva (XL Gallery in conjunction with Photobiennale 98), Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow

1998  Suspense, XL Gallery, Moscow

1997  Antonyms, New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

1996  New Acquisitions, XL Gallery, Moscow

1992  Golden Confession, Sprovieri Gallery, Rome

1992  Leda and the Swan, Berman - E.N. Gallery, New York 

1991  Golden Confession, First Gallery, Moscow 

Group exhibitions:

2023 “Suppressed Memories”, Gazelli Art House, Baku, Azerbaijan

2023 “Fragility”, MIA Art Collection Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

2019 More words…Untitled. Bahrain

2019 One Family. GUM-Red-Line. Moscow, Russia

2019 The Process. Winzavod. Moscow, Russia

2019 Walk the Line. Cuadro gallery, DIFC. Dubai, UAE

2018 TORANO.20 Arte Marmo Cultura Sociale. Carrara, Toscana, Italy

2018 Mad House. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2018 General Rehearsal. MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

2018  Personal Approach. MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

2017 The Others. Konig galerie, Berlin, Germany

2015  Candy mountains, shore oil, Museum of contemporary art PERMM, Perm, Russia

2014 National and universal in the new culture of megalopolis, Museum Center RSUH

2014 Post-pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London

2013  Russian Academy of Arts Presidium Members Exhibition, MMoMa, Moscow

2012-2013 Selectas from the Collection of Moscow Museum of Modern Art, MMoMA, Moscow

2012 Refresh, XL Gallery, Moscow

2012 In Full Disorder: Russian Contemporary Art, Kandinsky Prize 2007-2012,  Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona

2011 54th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia

2011 Female Nano, RSUH Museum Center, Moscow

2011 History of Russian Video Art  – Volume II, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2011 Of women's modesty and anger, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels

2010 Zen d'ART, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow 

2010 Futurologia, CCC "Garage", Russia, Moscow

2009 Etude to Art Object, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2008 Eurasia MART, Italy, Roveretto, "Persian miniatures"

2007 Russia Miami, Miami

2007 Learning from Moscow,Städtische Galerie Dresden (Dresden City Art Gallery) 

2007 Restoration, 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Federation Town, General project, Moscow

2007 ”I believe”, organized by Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2007 History of Russian Video Art  – Volume I, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2005 Gender trouble (special project for the 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2005 Egalitarianism, RGGU Museum and Exhibition Center, Moscow

2005  Fashion and Style in Photography (festival), Prechistenka Gallery, Moscow 

2005  Art Moskva international art fair (Volker Diehl Galerie), Central House of Artists, Moscow 

2005  Art for Playboy, Central House of Artists, Moscow 

2005  "Second Sight," international biennial of contemporary art ("Ghostbusters” project), National Gallery, Veletrzny Palac, Prague

2005  Beauty, Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg

2005  Portrait of a Face (exhibition of Guelman Gallery and M’ARS), M’ARS Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2003  Neue Ansaetze, Zeitgenoessische Kunst aus Moskau, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf

2003  ArtKlyazma contemporary art festival, Klyazminskoye reservoir, Moscow region

2002  Contemporary Russian Art, 1992-2002, Novy Manezh State Exhibition Hall, Moscow

2002  Art of the Feminine Gender, Russia’s Women Artists of the 15th to 20th Centuries, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2002  Businesswoman: Career and Life, All-Russia Exhibition Center, Culture Pavilion, Moscow

2001  Moscow, Hotel Moscow, Moscow

2001  Fathers and Sons (exhibition by VP Studio Gallery), State Literary Museum, Moscow

2001  Exhibition of New Acquisitions, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art,Moscow

2001  Art Moskva international art fair (stand of the Foundation of National Art Collections), Central House of Artists, Moscow

2001  East – West (artists' ball, organized by gallery D-137), St. Petesburg

2001  Dream Team, XL Gallery, Moscow

2001  The figure of Timur Novikov in the new Russian art of the last third of the XX century, Gallery D-137, St. Petesburg

2000  Salute Attraction. / Interactive Art, Center of contemporary art named after A.Zverev, Moscow

2000  Lovers of KLAVA (Exhibition of Avant-gardists Club in the framework of the 4th International Art Fair "Art Moscow"), Central House of Artists, Moscow

2000  Doll from a Star, Museum of Architecture named after Shchusev, Moscow

1999  Russland ohne zeitgenoessisches Museum, Teil 2: Die Galerie XL in Moskau, Foyer Hochhaus W1 der Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany.

1999  Pushkin: fantasies … Moscow Art Center on Neglinnaia, 14, Moscow

1999  Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives "The Cult of Culture / Communication", New Manege, Moscow

1999  Exhibition of new arrivals, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1999  Memories. Memory errors, Museum and Exhibition Center RSUH, Moscow

1999  R1 - Inspiration ease, Moscow Art Centre on Neglinnaya, Moscow

1999  Girlfriends, Phoenix Gallery, Moscow

1998  Euroconstraction, Cultural and historical center Slavyanskiy, Moscow

1998  History and historicism (Exhibition Association of Moscow galleries), Museum-Estate "Ostankino" ("Egyptian" Hall), Moscow

1998  Villeroy & Boch: 250 years, Manege, Moscow

1998  Moscow Forum of Art Initiatives "The control station senses", Malyi Manege, Moscow

1998  Motherland, Repin House Museum (branch of the Samara Regional Art Museum), Shiryaevo village, Samara region, Russia

1998  Neoakademic photos from the collection of the New Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg and private collections, Foreign Art Museum of Latvia, Riga

1997  New Russian Classicism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1997  The second point, Cultural Center Phoenix, Moscow

1997  Own movies, Cinema "Kodak film world", Moscow

1997  The Moscow Studio, 1991-96: A Five Years Retrospective of Printmaking, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1997  Women, American Cultural Center, Moscow

1996  New Russian Classicism, Yutelius Gallery, Vilnius

1996  Clean Motherland, Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow

1994  Resistance and Renaissance: resistance and renewal, the classical tradition of art and history of photography, the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1994  Night of the Arts, Night club "Pilot", Moscow

1994  in Moskau… in Moskau… Badische Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

1994  Winter Garden, Cultural Center "Phoenix", Moscow

1994  Apocalypse, Museum and Exhibition Center Russian State Humanitarian University, Moscow

1993  Collection d`Art Contemporain RINACO, Moscou 1993, Central House of Artists, Moscow - Caisse des Depots et Consignations, espace d'exposition (56 rue Jacob), Paris

1993  Adresse provisoire pour l’art contemporain russe, Musee de la Poste, Paris

1992  Hearts of four (exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary Art), Officers Club Academy, Frunze, Moscow

1992 - 1993  a Mosca… a Mosca... (Exhibition organized by Paolo Sproveri and MC RF). Villa Campolieto, Herculaneum,Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna

1991  Roma - Mosca. Artisti giovani a confronto, Gallery Sprovieri, Rome

1991  Aesthetic experience, Park Museum-Estate Kuskovo, Moscow

1991  Contemporary Artists from Moscow, Seibu Art Forum, Tokyo

1991–1993  Perspectives of Conceptualism, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, The Clocktower Gallery (Institute of Contemporary Art, NY), New York, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.

1990  At the side of the object, Gallery Gardeners (exhibition hall Krasnogvardeisky District), Moscow

1990  Good exhibition, First Gallery, Moscow

1990  Sommer Atelier, Hannover 90, Hannover

1990  XLIV Esposizione Internazionale D’Arte: La Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of the USSR, Venice, Italy

1990  In de USSR en Erbuiten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1990  ZEN, Gallery Gardeners (exhibition hall Krasnogvardeisky District), Moscow

1989  Expensive Art (Exhibition of avant-garde art), Moscow Youth Palace, Moscow

1989  ... to 33, Youth Palace, Moscow

1989  Inexpensive Art, First Gallery, Moscow

1989  Rauschenberg – to us, we – to Rauschenberg, First Gallery, Moscow

1989  East European Biennale, Pavilion of the USSR, Szczecin, Poland

1989  Perspectives of Conceptualism (exhibition of the Club of the avant-garde), Showroom Proletarian District in Peresvetov side street, Moscow

1988  The 18th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Manege, Moscow

1988  Exhibition of Azerbaijani artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow

1988  Labirynth (from First Gallery) Moscow Youth Palace, Moscow

1988  Krieg und Welt / War and Peace, Hamburg - Munich - The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

1988  New Art Forms, Lake Side Studio, Navy Pier, Chicago

1986  The 17th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Artist's House at Kuznetsky Most, 11, Moscow

1984  The 16th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Artist's House at Kuznetsky Most, 11, Moscow


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