Babi Badalov

Babi 1In a secular revelation of the rich confusion of cultures Babi Badalov has travelled – including the Azerbaijani, Soviet, Russian, British, French, LGBT, asylum seeker, immigrant and many more  – he may be said to paint in the manner the ecstatic mystic “speaks in tongues

He has exhibited Manifesta 8 biennale, “The Journey to the East” MOCAK (The Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow), “Passion bild” Kunstmuseum Bern, “Constitution of the Damned” Landings, Vestfossen, Norway, ”LONELY AT THE TOP” M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. Selected solo exhibitions: “I Am Orna Mental” Gandy gallery, Bratislawa (2011), “My life Report In Paris” Tranzit Display gallery, Prague (2010), “The Persian Ambassador” Freud’s Dreams Museum, Saint  Petersburg (2008).

Full BIO Babi Badalov

Babi Badalov

Born 1959, Lerik, Azerbaijan, live in Paris

Solo Exhibitions:

2011 ‘I Am Orna Mental’ Gandy gallery, Bratislawa

2010 “My life Report In Paris”  Tranzit Display gallery,  Prague

2008  “The Persian Ambassador”  Freud’s Dreams Museum, Saint Peterburg,

2006  “Poetry&drawing”  Galata Perform, Istanbul

2004  “24 meters abrababibra”  Karvasla Art center, Tbilisi

2000 “Trans-transavangarde” Miniature Art center, Baku,

1995  “Art is Dead I am still an Artist”  Gallery 21, St.Peterburg

1994  “Before-After” Gallery 103, St.Peterburg

1992  “Bad people cant do good art”  Show and Tell Gallery, San Francisco

1991  “I am ART EAST”  Will White Gallery, Eugene, Oregon


main exhibitions:

2013   « Enchanted Wanderer » Centre for Culture “Garage” Contemporary Art, project in Chukotka.

2012   « From Below, as a Neighbour » Drugo More, Rijeka Croatia

 2012  « Adaptaion » Steirischer Herbst 2012 Graz, Austria

 2012   “It isn’t important, it’s only art…” , Arsenal Gallery power station, Białystok, Poland,

 2012  “Migrasophia” Maraya Art centre, Sharjah, UAE

 2011 ‘the Journey to the East’ MOCAK (The Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow) 

 2011 “Passion bild” Kunstmuseum Bern,

 2011 ‘Constitution of the Damned’  Landings, Vestfossen, Norway

 2011  54 th Venice Biennale

 2011 ‘the Journey to the East’ Arsenal gallery, Bialystok, Poland

 2011  ‘East from 4°24′  M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

 2010  MANIFESTA 8  Murcia/Cartagena, Spain

 2010 “The Watchmen, the Liars, the Dreamers” Le Plateau, Center For Contemporary Art, Paris

 2010 ”LONELY AT THE TOP”  M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

 2010   “Actual Azerbaijani Art” Aydan gallery,  Moscow

2010 “When One Has to Say “We” ” European University, St.Peterburg Russia

2010   “Monument to Transformation”  Centrum Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vittorio – Gasteiz,  Spain

2009 “Transfered Works” Babi Badalov&Yesim Agaiglu, Artik Gallery, Istanbul

2009   ARTISTERIUM “  Tbilisi, Georgia

2009 “Monument to Transformation”  Center for  Visual Art Introspection,  Bucharest

2009   ” %100 Mobile  Exhibition” Artik  Gallery Istanbul

2009  ” MONUMENT TO TRANSFORMATION,  City Gallery Prague

2009  “Very Simple Actions Without Any Particular Purpose”  Gallery ARTRA, Milan

2009 4th International Baku Biennale

2009  ”Okno Ausstellingsraum”  Zurich, 

2008  ”Track and Field”  Tactile Bosch Art Gallery and Art Space, Cardiff

2008  1st  Chanakkale Biennale, Turkey

2008  18   International Istanbul Art Forum, Istanbul

2008  “Step of Time”  National Gallery Drezden

2007  “The Raw, The Cooked And The Packaged” Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland

“  Contemporary Art museum KIASMA, Helsinki

2007  “Back to Memory”  Time Kumu Contemporary Art Museum, Tallin

2007  3 rd Baku Biennale Baku

2007  ”On Greekom”  Benaki museum of Art, Athens

2007  ”Great Nostalge”  Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art museum, Prato

2007  “Heterotopias”1st International Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki

2007  1st Adana International Contemporary Art Biennale, Adana

2007  ”Karavansarai-Silk Road”  Karshi Senet art gallery, Istanbul

2007  “Crossroads”  National Photography Tashkent

2006  “Karavansarai”  Heart gallery, Paris

2006  “Art Caucasus”  National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

2005  “Beyond Stereotypes”  International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tbilisi

2005  2nd International Baku Contemporay Art Biennale, Azerbaijan

2004  “AZART”  International Artists exhibition, Baku

2003  “7&7″  Azeri and Georgian artists exhibition, Baku

2002  ”Orientalizm:Inside&outside”  Central Exhibition hall Baku

1996  “Kabinet”  Stedelik museum, Amsterdam

1994  “Alter”  Martigny Museum of Art, Martigny

1993  ”Freedom of expression”  Craine Art gallery, New York

1992-94  “What its Forbidden its Allowed” 2 years travelling exhibition through musems, galleries USA

1990-96 1st-2nd-4th Saint Peterburg Contemporary Art Biennale,  St Peterburg

1990  “New Artists from Saint Peterburg”  National Gallery Mucharnok, Budapest

1990 “Geopolitica” State Ethnography museum St Peterburg

1990  “5 Artists from Saint Peterburg” Artconsult_Schnauke und Steinrotter gallery,Muenster

1989  “Glasnost” Emden museum of Art, Emden

1988  ” 40 years of Saint Peterburg Avangard” Art Pavillion St Peterburg



Russian Museum St. Petersburg  Russia, MuHKA Museum Contemporary Art Antwerpen, Azerbaijan State Museum of Art  Baku,  Kunstmuseum  Emden Germany,  Martigny Art Museum Switzerland, Dr. Oetcker Collections  Bielefeld Germany,
Arina Kowner collection  Zurich Switzerland


 books :

 Reuter, Kerstin Jule. “GegenKunst in Leningrad”  Munchen, 1990

“Saint-Petersbourg Alter” Editions d’En Haut SA, 1993

 Bart De Bare, Victor Misiano. “Europe at Large. Art from the Former USSR” M HKA 2010

 Babi Badalov-NUAGE  Published by Steirischer Herbst Festival GMBH Graz 2012 in collaboration with

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