Zeigam Azizov

United Kingdom


Zeigam Azizov is British artist of Azeri origin. He 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 the Goldsmiths University of London, the UK and Klagenfurt University in Austria. Central to his work is the questions of the image, the place and ‘recorded’ memory as they are manifested in cross-circulations of knowledge through images and the philosophical paradigm in contemporary art, which he explores in videos, films, drawings and installations. He exhibited his work worldwide, including most recently: Artspace, Sydney, Australia (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, UK (2006), House der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2004), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (2002), and TN Probe, Tokyo, Japan (2001) among others. In 2006 he was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Awards and shortlisted for Decibel Awards . Zeigam Azizov is a regular contributor to Moscow Art Magazine. He is also member of the Institute for Media and Communication at the Klagenfurt University in Austria, where he lectures about the visual culture.