Niyaz Najafov



openIt all started with the ‘Scream’, a famous painting by Edward Munch. It must have been a precursor… because Niyaz ‘is a walking nightmare screaming out loud’. His painting are putting viewer’s idea of ‘normality’ to a tough test. Looking at them is like trying to find out what you can endure.
It would be even more accurate to say that looking at them is like ‘Looking at your own reflection!’close

Fakhriyya Mammadova
(Baku, 2013)

Niyaz NAJAFOV artiste

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  • Glazing artistic seminar (first time working with oil colors), Baku (Azerbaijan)


  • Solo exhibition «Year of Azerbaïjan in Germany: Art is not only ugly», Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany


  • Solo exhibition & publication – Kichik Qalart Gallery, Baku
  • Group exhibition «Cogito Ergo Sum», Pavilion of Azerbaijan – 53rd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art


  • Started to live and work partially in Paris
  • Solo exhibition & opening – Permanent collection (~30 paintings), Baku Museum of Modern Art
  • Solo exhibition «Niyaz-Daria», Vivienne Gallery, Paris


  • Solo exhibition «Down to Earth», Gazelli Art House Gallery, London


  • Solo exhibition «Modern Masters of Moma Baku», Hôtel d’Evreux (Place Vendôme), with Nikki Diana Marquardt Gallery, Paris
  • Solo exhibition & publication «Cycle Invasion», Instant Gallery, Paris


  • Solo exhibition & publication «Dancing on Bones», Gazelli Art House Gallery, London
  • Solo exhibition & publication «Fourchette», Yay Gallery, Baku
  • Solo exhibition – Nikki Diana Marquardt Gallery, Paris 


  • Solo exhibition «The Approach», Gazelli Art House Gallery, London
  • Solo exhibition «НЕТ – NON», Museum of Modern Art, Baku



openThe job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. The mystery lies in the irrationality by wich you make appearance – if it is not irrational, you make illustrationclose

Francis Bacon