Founded in 2011 by Aida Mahmudova, YARAT Contemporary Art Space is a non-commercial organisation dedicated to the promotion and nurturing of Contemporary art in Azerbaijan. Based in Baku, YARAT aims to create a platform, in the country and internationally, for established as well as emerging artists, implementing its aim through organising exhibitions, events and educational programs. Looking to the future, one of the key objectives of YARAT is to form dialogue, exchange and bridge the gap between different cultures as well as art institutions.
To help encourage an emerging generation of creative talent to seek a career in the arts, YARAT has pledged to help students and graduates through the ‘ARTIM Young Artist Project’. This allows at least one young participant a chance to exhibit in each of YARAT’s projects, giving them the opportunity to exhibit there works in a professional context.
YARAT also aims to provide educational initiatives consisting of lectures, seminars and master classes on a variety of related topics on contemporary art as well as an international artist in residence programme.
YARAT Organizational chart:
Aida Mahmudova - Founder
Farid Abdullayev - Executive Director
Emil Topchiyev - Marketing Manager
Davud Gambarzade -International Programme Director
Lana Sokolova - Executive Coordinator
Jamila Orujova - PR Coordinator
Ulvia Akhundova - Coordinator/Educational Programs
Phone: +99412 505 1414