Sabina Shikhlinskaya

Sabina Shikhlinskaya
Born 26 April 1962 in Baku, Azerbaijan
Works & lives in Baku, Azerbaijan
since 2012 Culture programs coordinator of the Goethe-Institute, Baku, Azerbaijan
since 2009 member of CIMAM
2006 art residence - Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger, Norway
1996 art residence - Druckwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
since 1996 set up of “Labyrinth” Art Group
since 1989   member of Baku Art Center
since 1988 member of the Union Artists of Azerbaijan
1983 - 1988 studied at Azerbaijan State University of Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan
1981 - 1983 studied at V.Mukhina Institute of Arts, St.-Petersburg, Russia
1977 - 1981 studied at Azimzade State College of Fine Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan
Honoured titles and awards
2006 Title “Honorary Artist” of Azerbaijan

- State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
- Ministry of Culture of Russia, Moscow, Russia
- Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan
- Baku Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
- North Caucasus Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania, Russia
- The Center of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
- Yeni Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
- QGallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
- Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
- Absheron Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
- BP headquarters Baku, Azerbaijan/ Istanbul, Turkey/ London, UK
- International Bank of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan
- The Landmark Hotel Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan
- The Central and East European Art Foundation, Meda Mladek Collection, Washington DC, USA
- Nahit Kabakci Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
- Private Collections in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Lithuania, Japan, USA, Germany, Greece, Iran, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, UK, Turkey, France, Israel, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Australia
Being well known with her early modernistic paintings, in the 90s she transitioned to conceptual contemporary art. She started to explore multimedia practices, where she uses her cross cultural background to create art works, including complex relationships between culture, politics and identity. Dealing indirectly with political issues, she balances aesthetics and concept with work that often verges towards the poetic. Sabina is splitting her activities into three categories:
- Graphics and paintings – where she would apply expressiveness of color and forms, sometimes
  combining with symbolic elements – such as extracts from poems and literary essays
- Video Art - Themes are selected based on historic, political and social background
- Photography 
She is focusing on video installations and photo documentaries.
CTRL+ALT+DELETE - 2011 - Acryl on canvas - 95x185
Poet’s Heart - 2011 - Oil on canvas - 90x120
The Red - 2010 - Oil on canvas - 190x180
Naturmort - Oil on canvas - 47x47
Shahar Manzarasi - Oil on canvas - 27x86
Yuxu (Dream) - Oil on canvas - 82x130
No Comment - 2011 - Diptych - Acril on canvas - 190x180
Sabina Shikhlinskaya
Exhibitions & Projects (selection)
2017 "Pomegranate and Fire Mountain - Contemporary Azerbaijani Art between Fantasy and Viewing Worlds", Kunststation Kleinsassen, Kleinsassen, Germany
2016 “Dangerous Red”, Casa delle Letterature, MAMA.ART Gallery, Rome, Italy 
“Memory and Continuity”. A Selection from the Huma Kabakcı Collection. Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey 
2015 “Alanica.The Method of Experiment”, Museum and Exhibition Center 'Worker and Kolkhoz Woman”, special project of 6th Moscow Biennale, Russia
“Assoziationsraum”, Museum Wunderkammer, Halle-Saale, Germany
2014 “Re-Museum” Int’l Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 30th Council of Europe Art Exhibition “The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945", Cracow, Poland / Tallinn, Estonia / Milan, Italy
"Fest i Nova" - «Invisible Streams», Int’l Festival of Contemporary Art, Art villa Garikula, Georgia
TRANSKAUKAZJA, “Border – Key – Neuropa“, Land Art, Zittau, Germany
South Caucasus Contemporary Dance & Experimental Art Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 1st Tbilisi Triennial "Offside Effect", Georgia
30th Council of Europe Art Exhibition “The Desire for Freedom, Art in Europe since 1945", German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany
Documenta 13, Pavilion of Critical Art Ensemble
Global Village 2012 "Project 072", Alkmaar, Netherlands
2011 Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
"PROXIMITY" joint exhibition of PROUN Gallery, Docks on the Seine, Paris, France
“Impossible Community”, project “Portrait of 19 million”, State Museum of Modern Art of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia
"The Journey to the East", Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, MOCAK, Poland
2010 “USSR-remix” Azerbaijan Contemporary Art, Art Centre Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway
MONGOLIA 360' Land Art Biennale, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2009 TRANSKAUKAZJA Int’l Festival, Centre of Contemporary Art, Uyazdovski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2008 Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
3d Int’l Contemporary Art Festival Cappadocia in Mustafapasa, Turkey
“Steps of Time” Modern and Contemporary Azerbaijan Art, project ”USSR-remix”, Dresden State Museum of Art, Germany
2007 52nd Venice Biennale, Pavilion of Azerbaijan, project “Land Art “FIRE”, Italy
2006 International Art Fair, Teheran, Iran
2005 “Artists from Azerbaijan”, Budapest, Hungary
2004 “Artists from Azerbaijan”, “Porcia” Palace, Vienna, Austria
“Baku-Paris. 20 artists”, Orangeri de Senat, Paris, France
“Artists from Azerbaijan”, IMF Gallery, Washington DC, USA
2003 Int‘l Art Exhibition, Luxemburg
Int‘l Art Exhibition “Grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui”, Espace Auteuil, Paris, France
2002 Forum of European Art Exchanges, Thessalonica, Greece
2000 “Art Salon-2000” International Art Salon, Moscow, Russia
1999 “Eurasian Zone” ARTMANEGE’99, Moscow, Russia
1998 “Artists from Azerbaijan” World Bank, Washington DC, USA
1997 “Azerbaijan Art”, Museum Dahlem, Berlin, Germany
1996 First Int’l Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia
1995 “Azerbaijan Women’s Art”, Beijing , China
1994 “Azerbaijan and Turkish Artists”, Istanbul, Turkey
1990 Gallery “L’Orangeraie”, Saint Paul de Vence, France
1989 Days of Azeri Culture, Cultural Center, Abu-Dhabi, UAE
1986 “Young Artist of Azerbaijan”, Algier, Algeria

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