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Rashad Alakbarov uses installations involving incongruous objects and coloured shadows, which play upon expectations and allude to cultural issues. For the 55th Venice Biennale, he has produced an installation focusing on the development of the Azerbaijani alphabet which was changed over three times in the past seventy years, reflecting the nation’s history, identity and evolution. After graduating from the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art (2001), Alakbarov was chosen to represent Azerbaijan 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), Communist, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan (2012), 012 Baku Public Art Festival (2012), Ground Floor America, Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2010), Azerbaijan Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, (2007). Rashad Alakbarov lives and works in Azerbaijan.