Please join us for a public talk with visiting ArtsLink Fellow Farid Abdullayev from Azerbaijan. Abdullayev is Executive Director at YARAT Contemporary Art Space, a non-profit arts organization in Baku, Azerbaijan. Founded in 2011 as a pioneering platform for contemporary art, YARAT focuses its mission on nurturing and enhancing understanding of contemporary arts in Azerbaijan. YARAT produces popular on-going exhibitions, community interactions, educational programs and festivals. In March 2015 YARAT opened its own multi-disciplinary space which greatly enlarged their capacity for programming. Abdullayyev will speak about YARAT as well as the contemporary art scene in Azerbaijan.

Abdulleyev’s residency is made possible by CEC ArtsLink. ArtsLink Residencies offers artists and arts managers from 37 overseas countries five-week residencies at non-profit arts organizations throughout the US. The program enables artists and communities across the US to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.