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  • Russian artist, gallerist and public person. In 1992 she founded the Aidan Gallery in Moscow. Ms Salakhova’s works can be found in many private and state collections including the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation (Moscow), and the Boghossian Foundation; in private collections of I. Khalilov, P-K. Broshe, T. Novikov, V. Nekrasov. At the 2011 Venice Biennale Salakhova hit the headlines when her work was politically censored.
  • Aidan Salakhova was born in 1964 in Moscow[1] in the family of Azeri and Russian artist Tair Salakhov[citation needed], who is the Vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts, and a laureate of state awards in Russia and Azerbaijan. In 1987 she graduated from the Moscow State Surikov Institute of Fine Arts (Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture) as an external student. Since 2000, Aidan Salakhova is professor at the institute. Since 2007, she is an Academician of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.
  • In the late 80s Salakhova became one of the most significant art figures of the new generation in post-Soviet countries[citation needed] In 2002 Aidan was awarded a silver medal by the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.[citation needed] In 2005-2007 she was a member of the Public Chamber.



  • 2009 – Kicik Qualart, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2008 – Persian miniatures. XL-Gallery, Moscow, Russia[3]
  • 2007 – Red. Project of Yves Saint Laurent. State Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • 2007 – Persian Miniatures. AMT Gallery, Como, Italy
  • 2006 – Aidan Salakhova. Painting, Drawing. D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2005 – I love myself. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia[4]
  • 2005 – Abstract. Dom Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia
  • 2004 – Habibi. D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2004 – Habibi. Orel Art Presenta Galerie, Paris, France
  • 2004 – MMS. XL-Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2002 – Kaaba. XL-Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2002 – Habibi. Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001 – Odalisque (in conjunction with “ART MOSKVA studio”). Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • 2001 – Living Pictures. D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2000 – Tea in the Desert. Invogue boutique, Moscow, Russia
  • 2000 – The Sleeping Beauty (XL Gallery, in cooperation with the European Galleries association). Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 – Suspense. Museum of 20th Century Art, Kemerovo
  • 1999–2000 – After the Wall. Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe. Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin; Ludwig Museum, Budapesht
  • 1998 – Diva (project of XL Gallery in conjunction with Photobiennale 98). Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
  • 1998 – Suspense. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 1997 – Antonyms. New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1996 – New Acquisitions. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 1992 – Golden Confession. Sprovieri Gallery, Roma, Italy


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