In my practice I create objects that appear as artifacts of past inventions, suggesting something imagined yet not realized. These “inventions” reference my early life in the Soviet Union, where hopes for utopian progress abounded. However, my archaic flying machines and ironic blueprints envision a world infected with a futile hope for progress. The absurdity and humor of these objects poke fun at ideological hubris, while affirming art as a space for imagining the impossible.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan (USSR), in 1962.
Lives and works in New York, USA since 1992.
An MFA from V.I.Surikov Art Institute in Moscow, Russia 1986.
RECENT SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Brucennial 2010, Miseducation New York, NY
“Alternative Methods of Flying”, Installation at Hermes, Madison Ave & E 62 Street, New York
“The Map as Art” , curated by K.Harmon and C.Henry Christopher Henry Gallery, New York
“Self Portrait in Bathyscaphe and Other Loosely Connected Stories” /solo/ Christopher Henry Gallery, New York
“Alternative Flying Method” , /solo/ Gallery MC, New York
“Wu Tang/googolplex”, Gavin Brown@passerby, New York,
“Inventions” Installation at Hermés, Madison Ave, New York
“Caspian Dreams”, /solo/ Dinter Fine Art, New York
“Drawn”, Dinter Fine Art, New York
“MUD”, Dinter Fine Art, New York
For more information please visit www.agaousseinov.com