Founded in 2011 by Aida Mahmudova, YARAT is a not – for – profit organisation dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally.
Based in Baku, YARAT, (which means CREATE in Azerbaijani) realizes its mission through an on-going program of exhibitions, education events, and festivals. YARAT facilitates dialogue and exchange between local and international artistic networks, including foundations, galleries and museums. A series of residencies further fosters opportunities for global cultural dialogue and partnerships.
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.
Friends, before visiting YARAT Contemporary Art Space we recommend to call and confirm the time and days of operation at +994 (12) 505 – 14 – 14.