Suad Garayeva-Maleki



Suad Garayeva-Maleki has served as chief curator of the arts space since 2014. During her tenure, she helped mount exhibitions by artists such as Neil Beloufa, Hannah Black, Oscar Murillo, and Shirin Neshat and curated the venue’s collateral event at the Fifty-Sixth Venice Biennale, “The Union of Fire and Water.” She succeeds Björn Geldhof, who will return to work for the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev. Prior to joining YARAT, Garayeva-Maleki was a specialist at Sotheby’s London, where she curated exhibitions such as “At The Crossroads: Contemporary Art from Caucasus and Central Asia” (2013) and “At The Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul” (2014). She also served as a faculty member at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Venice in from 2015 to 2016 and is currently a guest lecturer at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts.