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The QGallery Berlin is a partner gallery of the QGallery Baku, located in the heart of Baku’s visual arts scene in Icheri Sheher (Old Town). QGallery today is considered a real institution in the field of contemporary Azerbaijani art. Its main goal is to familiarize the viewers with the fine arts of the country. The gallery, therefore, exhibits the works of classic and nonconformist artists of the Soviet Union as well as artworks by young emergent artists. The QGallery Berlin was founded by the owner of the QGallery Baku Emin Mammadov, who had previously successfully established the Galerie Berlin Baku Gallery that successfully existed for more than ten years and enriched Berlin’s cultural life with numerous exhibitions and events. Emin Mammadov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1970. Lives and works in Baku. He also teaches in the Graphics Department at the State Art Academy of Azerbaijan. Emin Mammadov has curated numerous exhibitions in Azerbaijan and elsewhere in Europe. In 1999 he founded Qiz Qalasi Art Gallery (QGallery) which is currently one of the most influential art hubs in Baku, exclusively showcases the finest contemporary Azerbaijani art pieces. In 2009 Emin Mammadov established the Galerie Berlin Baku Gallery that successfully existed for more than ten years and enriched Berlin’s cultural life with numerous exhibitions and events. On November 30, 2018, the QGallery Berlin (after the rebranding) opened its doors in one of the most historic areas of Berlin in the Großgörschenstraße in the north of Schöneberg. Both QGallery Baku and QGallery Berlin locations feature excellent international joint exhibitions. Education Background graphic classes in the art studio of the famous artist G. Zheglov, 1983-1985, Moscow, RF A.Azimzadeh State Art College, 1985-1989, graphic painter, Baku, Azerbaijan The State University of Arts, 1989-1995, Graphic Department, Baku, Azerbaijan “Druckerei Guttenberg” Art House, 1992-1993, art practice, Berlin, Germany “Druckwerkstaten Bethamen” Art House, 1995, art practice, Berlin, Germany Contemporary Art in USA organized by the State Department Program, 2004, USA Awards 2012 - The Honored Worker of Art of the Azerbaijan Republic title 2019 – Tereqqi (Progress) award 2019 - Associate Prof., Graphics Department, Azerbaijan State Art Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan 2020 – The Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia 2020 – Certificate of Honour of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the tremendous activity in the promotion and development of Azerbaijani culture 2020 - Development and design of the two highest state awards, "Zəfər" ("Order of Victory") and "Vətən Müharibəsi Qəhrəmanı" ("Hero of the Patriotic War") medal, in co-authorship with Rashad Alakbarov, confirmed by the Parliament of Azerbaijan Experience  2013 – Artistic Advisor, Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan 2011 – Artistic Advisor, Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Baku, Azerbaijan 2009 - Senior Teacher, Associate Prof., Graphics Department, Azerbaijan State Art Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan 2007 – Founder, QGallery Berlin Gmbh (former Galerie Berlin-Baku Gmbh), Berlin, Germany 2007-2008 – Advisor, Baku Museum of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan 1999 – Founder, Director, QGallery art gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan 1997 – Member of the Artists Union of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan 1995-2002 – actively participated in numerous exhibitions in Azerbaijan and abroad. Curator and Advisor of the international projects: 2012-2013 “Fly to Baku. Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan”, Phillips de Pury London, UK; “Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild”, Paris, France; “me Collectors Room”, Berlin, Germany; “Multimedia Art Museum”, Moscow, Russia; Spazio D – Maxxi building National Museum of XXI Century arts, Rome, Italy; Kunsthistorisches museum - Neue Burg, Vienna, Austria Nov-Dec 2014 “Here Today” International Exhibition, consultant, London, UK May-Nov 2013 Azerbaijan National Pavilion “Ornamentation”, 55th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy May-Nov 2015 Azerbaijan National Pavilion “Beyond the Line”, 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy Azerbaijan National Pavilion “Vita Vitale”, 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy May-Nov 2017 Azerbaijan National Pavilion “Under One Sun”, 57th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy 2015 – traveling sculpture exhibition dedicated to the Ist European Games, Budapest, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, Davos, Moscow, and Baku  2016–2018 “Live Life” International Exhibition, Soho Revue Gallery, London, UK; Galerie de Minimes, Paris, France; Galerie Berlin Baku (GBB), Berlin, Germany; Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow, Russia; Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia; Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan 2016 Tracing the Partisan, Under the Single Sun, Ganja & Gabala. Two Cities Through The Lens Of French Photographers, Cannes, Paris 2016-2017 Absheron Constellation, the exhibition of Azerbaijani painters of 1960-1980s, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Born by the winds of Absheron, the exhibition of Azerbaijani painters of 1960-1980s, Russian Museum, St. Peterburg, Russia Nov 2018 Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts, and Spirituality, Moscow State International Relations University, Moscow, Russia  Nov 2018 Seven Beauties, All-Russian Popular and Decorative-Applied Art Museum, Moscow, RF  May-Dec 2018 Exhibition dedicated to the 100th years anniversary of ADR formation, Paris, France; Warsaw, Poland; Rome, Vatican, Italy; London, UK; Berlin, Germany; Tbilisi, Georgia  May – Nov 2019 Azerbaijan National Pavilion “Virtual Reality”, Palazzo Lezze, 58th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, and a numerous different art projects 2018-2019 – a member of the expert council, 7 & 8 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, RF 2019 – constant and temporary expositions, Azerbaijan National Pavilion, VDNX (All-Russian Exhibition Center), Moscow, RF June 2019 – sculpture exhibition dedicated to the II European Games, Minsk, Belarus July 2019 - New discoveries: new motifs in Azerbaijani carpets exhibition, Days of Azerbaijan Culture, Cannes, France July 2013 – exhibition, Days of Azerbaijan Culture, Cannes, France  July 2014 – an exhibition dedicated to the oeuvre of Khalida Safarova and Kamil Najafzade, Days of Azerbaijan Culture, Cannes, France  July 2015 – Azerbaijani carpets in the art exhibition, Days of Azerbaijan Culture, Cannes, France  July 2017 – Togrul Narimanbekov: melody of colors exhibition, Days of Azerbaijan Culture, Cannes, France  July 2018 – Love tandem exhibition of the works by Vajiha Samedova & Latif Feyzullayev, Days of Azerbaijan Culture, Cannes, France  2020 – New discoveries: new motifs in Azerbaijani carpets, UNESCO, Paris, France. Organizer, Curator, and Advisor of the projects in Azerbaijan: Nov 2019 Industry commitments: contributions to archaeology and cultural heritage, International Symposium, Baku, Azerbaijan Sep 2019 Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts, and Spirituality, Baku, Azerbaijan  Sep 2018 Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts, and Spirituality, Baku, Azerbaijan  2015 “The Azerbaijani Painting in the 20th & 21th Centuries” & “Stone Chronicle” Museums, Baku, Azerbaijan 2016-2019 International Sculpture Symposium Music in Stone, Baku, Azerbaijan 2014-2019 International Festival From Waste to Art, Baku, Azerbaijan 2010-2018 Giz Galasy International Art Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan 2008-2017 Germany through the eyes of the artist Art Competition, Baku, Azerbaijan 2013-2018 Semeni and Kuknar International Art Competitions, Baku, Azerbaijan 2010 – National Heritage Project, Xalq Bank, Baku, Azerbaijan Organizer, Curator, and Advisor of the projects and exhibitions at the Heydar Aliyev Centre: 2012 – 2021:  solo exhibition of Andy Warhol, Life, Death and Beauty solo exhibition of Tony Cragg  solo exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris solo exhibition of Laurence Jenkell solo exhibition of Bernaurd Buffet  solo exhibition of Wim Delvoye Grace Kelly, the Princess and Style exhibition solo exhibition of George Condo solo exhibition of Alexey Begov, Earth and Sky solo exhibition of Alphonse Mucha, In quest of beauty  Treasury of Eternity exhibition dedicated to Shah Ismayil Khatai The Historic Masterpieces exhibition featuring artifacts from the Azerbaijan and Oriental Collection of the Georgian National Museum solo exhibition of Zurab Sereteli, Possible Dimensions Upon request: Part Three Russian Regional Museum’s Avant-Garde Collections, 1900-1930  solo exhibition of Resa Deghati, Humanity. Invitation to Visual Journey Hyperrealistic Sculpture. Almost Alive exhibition solo exhibition of Yakov Khalip, Heir to the Avant-garde. Azerbaijan Diary The plots and images of Nizami exhibition and more than 30 exhibitions and art projects

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