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Faig Ahmed deconstructs motifs and formulae of Azerbaijani carpets, a popular art form seen on the walls and floors across Azerbaijan and its neighbours. Creating two-dimensional arrangements into sculptural and spatial objects, and mixing hand-woven carpet elements with fibreglass forms, he offers a contemporary vision of a cultural icon. After graduating from the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art (2004), Ahmed represented Azerbaijan in their first appearance at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.

Select exhibitions include Fly To Baku, London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Rome (2012–2013), Actual Tradition, Sharjah Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah, UAE (2012); Merging Bridges, Museum of Modern Art Baku, Azerbaijan (2012), 012 Baku Public Art Festival (2012), Steps of Time, Kunsthalleim Lipsiusbau, Dresden, Germany (2008), Azerbaijan Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and Caucasus, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2006). Faig Ahmed lives and works in Azerbaijan.