Artist’s bio

250-pfotoBorn in 1946. Lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan
1966 Graduated from Public Art School, Baku
1966–68 Studied at Moscow Industrial Art College, (the Stroganoff College), Moscow
1969 Member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR
1975 Graduated from Moscow Polygraphic Institute
1987 to date. Chairperson of the Artists’ Union of Azerbaijan.
Elected Deputy of Azerbaijan Parliament of XI and XII convocations






Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Moscow, The State Museum of Oriental Art
2016 Tbilisi, Georgian National Museum
2015 London, The Saatchi Gallery
2014 Berlin, Gallery of Berlin City Administration
2012 Moscow, Central House of the Artists
2011 London, The Great Room 1508, London
2008 Moscow, The State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow
2007 Baku, The State Museum Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2004 Berlin, Gallery of Berlin City Administration
2000 Paris, La Cite Internationale des Arts
1973, 1976, 1983, 1985, 2001  Moscow, Russia
Participates in art exhibitions from 1967

Awards and Honours

2016  Awarded Sharaf Order for special contributions in culture and special contributions to the socio and cultural development
2016 Awarded an honorary professorship of RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts
2012 Awarded the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts
2008 Honourable Member of the Russian Academy of Arts
2006 Awarded Shohrat Order
2006 Awarded the Grand Prix prize at the Teheran Biennale
2002 Awarded the title, Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan
2000 Awarded the Chevalier Award in Literature and Art
2000 Awarded the Gold Medal by the Artists’ Union of Russia, in honour of the bicentenary anniversary of A. Pushkin
1987 Awarded the Silver Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts

Khalilov has exhibit in over 40 group exhibitions worldwide, including the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Poland, Italy and Spain. His work is held in public collections in the State Museums of Russia, Azerbaijan, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, China, and in the reserves of the International Confederation of Artists’ Union, Azerbaijan. It is included in private collections in Azerbaijan, the USA, Mexico, and in European collections, in Germany, Poland and France.

Farhad Khalilov’s works are sold in Sothbys and Phillips de Pury auction houses.