Zeigam Azizov

Zeigam Azizov was born in Azerbaijan and currently lives and works in London (UK). He was trained in art, philosophy, and cultural theory in France, the UK, and Austria. He holds a doctorate in philosophy and art from Goldsmiths University in London and Klagenfurt University in Austria. Central to his work are questions about the image in relation to time, migration paradigms, and philosophical paradigms in contemporary art, which he explores in videos, films, drawings, and installations. He has exhibited his work worldwide, including Artspace, Sydney (2017); Baku Yarat Contemporary Art Centre (Azerbaijan, 2016); Marayah Art Centre (Sharjah, 2014); the Venice Biennale (Azerbaijan Pavilion, 2011 and Utopia Station, 2003), Tate Modern, London (2006); House der Kunst, Munich (2004); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2002), and TN Probe, Tokyo (2001). In 2006, he was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists and shortlisted for the Decibel Awards. Zeigam Azizov is a regular contributor to Moscow Art Magazine. He is also a member of the Institute for Media and Communication at the Klagenfurt University in Austria, where he lectures on visual culture.