1941 – was born in Margilan city, Uzbekistan. 1959-64 – studied at the Republican Art College named after P.P. Benkov (Painting Department), Tashkent. 1964-69 – studied at the Tashkent State Theater and Art Institute nabbed after A.N. Ostrovskiy (Book Illustration), Tashkent. 1969-71 – art editor of "Gafur Gulyam" publishing house.

Lives and works in Baku and Paris. Amirbek graduated from the State Art College and from the State University of Arts. He has participated in republic, national (Moscow) and international exhibitions. Exhibitions abroad: Moscow, Central Hall of Artists, 'The Days of the Azerbaijan culture'. 'Peace space', Moscow, Manej. '850 years Nizami', Moscow. 'The Exhibition of 12 artists', Germany. Pau, France, Galerie Bouscayrol. Pau, France, Hotel de Ville. Coulounieix-Chamiers, France, Chateau des Izard. Bordeaux, France, Galerie Bouscayrol. Biarritz, France, Galerie Bouscayrol. ''Aluminium'' International Festival of Contemporary Art, Baku. 'Global Watchdog' Young Art 2010 in Vienna, etc. Member of the Azerbaijan Union of Artists (The International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP). Works in the Exhibition Halls of the Ministry of Culture, in the State Museum of Art and in the private collections.

Dr Bee Bee Sng is currently a Lecturer in Research Methodology and Academic Writing Skills in the local universities and two bible colleges in Singapore. She has also served as a volunteer assisting teachers in the St Andrew Autism Children Centre for one year in the past. She graduated with a Doctorate in Education specializing in Education Management from the Leicester University, UK. and a Masters of Arts specializing in English Studies from National University of Singapore. Her research interests are educational change, English Language Teaching and Social Media.

Debdut is an Indian artist based in Singapore. Debdut was born in 1977 in India. In 2000 he graduated in mechanical engineer and has been working in Information Technology across different geographies. Debdut moved to Singapore in 2008 and currently works as a Director in an IT company. Debdut has been an art enthusiast since his student life and taken part in various exhibitions in his home country. His art works are marked by vibrant colour combinations and exciting harmony of figures and shapes. His latest canvases are dedicated to abstract interplay of colours and shapes, human figures and interesting portraits.

Dilorom Mamedova was born in 1974 in Tashkent. In 1992 graduated from the Republican boarding school of fine and applied art, then in 1998 the Tashkent Theatre and Art Institute named after A.Ostrovski, the department of easel painting. Since 1998 is a member Creative Association of Artists of Uzbekistan.

The painter, poet. People’s Artist of Uzbekistan. Born in Buzuluk (Russia). He has lived in Uzbekistan starting from 1948. In 1953, he finished the Benkov Republican Art School, then, in 1960 the Ostrovsky State Theatre and Art Institute in Tashkent. He is a member of the Artist’s Union of Uzbekistan, participant in art exhibitions and plein airs in the Republiс and abroad. He is the master of genre painting, the author of famous canvases «Ulak», «Horse Race at the Tashkent Hippodrome», «Lyricism» and others. He efficiently works in various genres – portrait, landscape, still life. A talented colorist who is really fond of nature of Uzbekistan, the artist prefers to paint from nature and in the open air (plein-air), though no less he succeeds in his own compositions such as «Corrida» and others. E. Melnikov’s brushwork is close to that of postimpressionists painters with whom he never stopped communicating through all his creative life addressing them his pictorial dedications: «The Self-Portrait in the Mirror», «Dedication to Modigliani», «Vineyards», «May in Su-Kok» and others.

Ravilova Gunel Azer kyzy, 13.03.1981, was born in the city of Baku, the Republic of Azerbaijan in the family of artists (my mother, my father and my grandfather the famous artist Areshref Mamedov). In 1988-1998 - Graduated from secondary school No. 150. In 1998-2002 she studied at the Financial and Economic College in the profession "Accounting and Audit".In 2003-2008 - Graduated from Azerbaijan Diplomatic University in the profession "International Law". In 2002-2007, the Military Hospital was working in the Ministry of National Security by the profession "Inspector". She received many lessons in drawing from various art schools, as well as from the great artist Togrul Narimanbekov. Since my mother was a teacher of painting, she taught me many lessons in painting and this was for me a good school. Since childhood, she participated in many exhibitions, including art programs. The first personal exhibition took place at the school. In 2009, I was a member of the youth branch of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan. And since 2011 I am a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan in the Painting section. I am also a member of the International Artists of Activists. I also go to the art committee "Simurg". Since 1998 I take part in many exhibitions. She also won the first prize at the exhibition "Violence against Women". Also participated in many other exhibitions, where she was awarded prizes and a lot of diplomas and certificates. She also won first place in the design competition for scarves Menzer Hajiyeva. Took part in the World Art Olympiad WAG, which was held in Croatia. The Museum of Croatia acquired my work "Windmill". Also, my works are available in private collections and in museums of different countries. I took part in more than 70 exhibitions. In countries such as Turkey, Italy, Latvia, Austria, Paris, Australia, also in many other foreign countries. In 2014, the Australian Embassy acquired my work "French Kiss." In 2014 in Palermo Italy and in Paris my work "Arletteka" took part in the exhibition. In 2015, in Austria participated in the exhibition "Tolerance" with the work of "Race" In 2016 in Paris in the Louvre Museum at the exhibition "Carousel de Louvre" were exhibited three of my work, one of which "View from the inside" was sold. In 2016 to 2017 years. At the metro station, Nariman Narimanov three of my works were exhibited. In 2016 she participated in the fashion show of Azerbaijani designers "Hadije" - she represented her accessories. At the moment I work as an artist and as an artist in making accessories. Exhibitions with my participation: 05.2005 - Solo exhibition in Italy. 07.2009 - Solo exhibition in Antalya, Turkey 08.2009 - In the Union of Artists 09.2010 - In the Museum Center "Portrait" 02.2010 - Exhibition of the Union of Artists. 03.2010 - Exhibition of the Union of Artists 03.2011 - Exhibition of the Union of Artists 03.2011 - I was awarded the first place at the exhibition devoted to "Violence against women". 02.2011 - Artistic Board of the "Expromt" 03.2012 - Exhibition dedicated to the tea tradition 01.2012 - Artistic Council "Women's Dreams" 02.2012 - "The Spring Comes" in the Union of Artists 02.2012 - Artistic Council "Extraordinary day". 05.2012 - "Germany through the eyes of artists" Kapelhaus-Kirch. 02.2012 - Exhibition of the Union of Artists "Khojaly" 09.2012 - Baku Creative Center "new season". 10.2012 - Museum Center "Art Sport" 11.2012 - "The tragedy of Khojaly" 11.2012 - Artistic Board of the "Mood" 12.2012 - Sumgat Art Council "Mood" 12.2012 - Museum Center "Secrets of the Venetian Masks" 03.2013 - Museum Center "Under the Sign of Pisces" 04.2013 - Museum Center "Eks Art" 05.2013 - Museum of Independence of Azerbaijan 06.2013 - Baku Creative Center "Arts of Azerbaijan -2013". 06.29.2013 - Croatia WAG World Art Olympiad 10.2013 - The National Museum. Exhibition "I'm Proud" 12.2013 - LN Art Center "Khojaly tragedy through the eyes of young artists." 04.2014-Bacu Expocentre "Water". 04.2014- Yevlakh and Terter "Tell about Tea from Sarsang" 05.2014 Exhibition at Parkway Boulevard. 05.2014 - The Baku Gallery. Exhibition "Flowers". 05.2014 - Exhibition dedicated to the 91st anniversary of the birth of Heydar Aliyev in the House of Heydar Aliyev Museum 05.2014 - Museum of Azerbaijan. Exhibition of young artists "Color of Light." 05.2014 - Union of Artists. Exhibition-sale. 06.2014 - Art Villa - Plener "The Oriental Tale". 06.2014 - Art Exhibition "Independence Day" Studio EmArt. 06.2014 - Exhibition of Azerbaijani artists in Riga "The Oriental Tale". 07.2014 - "Azerbaijan Art Festival-2014", Exhibitions in 10 cities of Azerbaijan. 07.2014 - Baku Creative Center "Azerbaijan Art Festival-2014". 09.2014 - Exhibition "World" - Baku Expocentre 09.2014- "The Context of the Century" SOCAR. 10.2014 - "Pomegranate Tree" Shirvanshahs Palace 11.2014 - Exhibition "Granat" in the Park Boulevard shopping and entertainment centre 11.2014 - "Flags of the Khanates of Azerbaijan" - On the Flag Square 11.2014 - "No to drugs" 12.2014 - "My Ancient Azerbaijan" Museum Center 12.2014 - "Evolution of Traditional Art", Museum of Modern Art 12.2014 - Exhibition Cafe Media UASB 12.2014 - 1st European exhibition before the Paris Biennale. Exhibitions in Paris and Palermo. 03.2015 - Arts Gallery & Tavern. 04.2015 - Red Lab. "Red Planet" 12.2015 - The Museum Center. The exhibition dedicated to the Day of Solidarity. 11.2015 - Museum of Contemporary Art "Mir" 11.2015 - Natavan gallery "Apple". 11.2015 - Exhibition at the Four Seasons Hotel, dedicated to oil. 12.2015 - Contemporary Art Project "Earring" 04.2016 - Union of Artists 04.2016 - Creative Center of Khatai. 04.2016 - Diplomatic Academy "No to Terror". 04.2016 - Art Gallery. Exhibition of sale 04.2016 - Natavan Gallery. "Sea breeze" 09.2016 - Art Council "National Values". 10.2016 - ADEX, "Tolerance, Peace". 10.21.2016- Louvre carousel, the Louvre Museum. 12.2016. - The Union of Artists "We are for trying on." 12.2016 – 01.06.2017. - Metro Galleri.

Imran Nur-Ali is a mystic from painting. An artist by education, one day he felt more than an artist. According to him, the same fracture occurred with him on the day of the death of Salvador Dali. He had a vision that he should become the successor of this great painter in his mission on Earth. Since that time, Imran Nur-Ali has not just gone into painting on the path of surrealism - he walked the footsteps of Salvador Dali, using his manner, which, in the context of all that Imran Nur-Ali tells, is a kind of key to some higher knowledge. However, the system of symbols of Imran Nur-Ali has its own, and the themes of its homeland - Azerbaijan are actively interwoven in it. The scenes of his paintings Imran Nur-Ali sees, in his words, in a dream - after that he can only transfer to the canvas what he saw. His exhibition Imran Nur-Ali devoted three works of Salvador Dali - "Geopolitical child watches the birth of a new man" (1943), "Meninas" (1960) and "Battle of Tetuan" (1962). The Azerbaijani artist claims that in the first of these paintings a prophecy concerning himself was given. From an egg depicted in the form of an earthly planet, a middle-aged man appears, and a woman in the picture points to the birthplace of this person - this is Azerbaijan. "A certain mission was assigned to Salvador Dali, and I am the continuer of this program. There will be only four artists with such a mission, "Imran Nur-Ali shares his revelation. He says that the coming to the world of four artists is predicted by each of them about the next. Thus, Dali predicted the arrival of Imran Nur-Ali in the world, and Imran Nur-Ali in his work "The Birth of a New Man" gives the viewer information about the third artist, who, he said, will be born in Brazil. "Through my paintings, the Brazilian artist will prove that he is the third artist," explains Imran Nur-Ali. "And he, in turn, will leave pictures for the fourth artist, who will be born in Nepal."

Khurshid Ziyakhanov was born in 1958 in Tashkent. In 1987 he finished the Theatrical Institute, where he followed classes at the graphic department. Since then he worked as graphic designer for publishing houses. He also takes part in various exhibitions in his home country as well as abroad. The originality of the talent of Khurshid Ziyakhanov appeared in the beginning of the nineties, when the artist fully dedicated himself to painting. He developed himself quickly, finding his own individual style in the spectrum of modem painting of Uzbekistan. The paintings of this period are displayed on the exhibition and reflect the formation of the style of the artist, which happenеd by working and creating with a free spirit. This process find its origins in the avant-garde of the 20th century in combination with the rich tradition of folkloric art. Being attracted to different artistic ideas, Khurshid found a interesting interpretation of surrealism and cubism, for the expression of the East in historical and mythological settings. His latest canvases are dedicated to musicians, folkloric shapes, warriors and holy men. They are painted with bright colors, harmony of forms and deformation of figures which revives the ancient tradition of the East, which talent develops this modern master.

Natalia Novikova was born on November 9, 1976 in the city of Moscow. From early childhood traveled a lot around the country. She lived in the Arctic, in the Far East, in the Baltics. Currently he lives in Moscow. She studied in the art studio under the guidance of Alexey Alekseevich Kleidins, worked a lot in various techniques (graphics, gouache, watercolor, pastel). She was a pupil of the Honored Artist of Russia Mark Viktorovich Ginzburg, the author of an exclusive method of teaching painting.

Nurillo Khudaymuradov was born on November 20, 1960 in Uzbekistan's village Zarabag, Sherabad district, Surkhandarya region. The first mentors of the artist were his brother Narzullo Khubullayev, Babaniyaz Kurbanov, and the master of Uzbek painting Ruzi Charyev. In 1981-1985, he studied at the Art School named after P.P. Benkov. His teacher there was Mathitdin Umarov. Having graduated successfully from the school, he studied in St. Petersburg at the Repin Institute of Painting and Sculpture (Faculty of Easel Painting) under Natalya Suzdaleva, Boris Lavrenko, and at the studio of the professor Boris Ugarov.

Puneet is best known for her simple yet eye-catching artwork which connects you to life. She draws inspiration from life around her through social or personal connects. Her artistic accomplishment lies in the way people read her art and how they give meaning to it. She uses acrylic paints. The aim is to make her art speak without any description whether it is through brushes, knives, rollers, hand or any other tool. She is currently practising in Chandigarh, India and is keen to learn and explore more of art so that she could achieve her aim of making art a part of every home's appetite than just be on the platter for the riches.

Shakhnoz Abdullaeva was born in 1965 in the art capital of Central Asia city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1989 she graduated from The Theatrical Art Institute of Ostrovsky. Shakhnoz has been an active participant in international art exhibitions since 1988, and her original paintings can be found in both private and national collections. Shakhnoz Abdullaeva is a famous Uzbek artist. The main themes of her works are the women of the East – legendary poetesses, queens and goddesses. Her works fascinate by its elegant color combinations and interesting stories.

Shukhrat was born in 1970 in Samarkand. In 1989 he graduated from the Republican Art College named after P. Benkov. In 1995 he graduated from the Tashkent Theater and Art Institute. Painting, for Shukhrat Abdumalikov, is not just a hobby, but a way of life with a constant search for a theme, color, and form. The world created by the artist is lyrical and fragile, poetic and uneasily vulnerable. There is always a sharp, personal attitude of the artist in search of depth and harmony, remaining within the framework of canonical characters and subjects. The characters of his paintings are silent. They seem to sit for the artist. Their plasticity is static. This engenders the dialogue effect between the picture and the viewer. The "static nature" of the picture lets the viewer to immerse into its inner world, but at the same moment there is a feeling that it is studying the viewer looking at it.

Tamilla Gasanova Lives and works in Baku, Azerbaijan was born in 1993, Moscow, Russia ​ From an early age, art was an integral part of Tamill’s life. Wherever she lived and study, the love of painting was unchanged. She studied at art schools in Moscow and in Minsk. She took part and won in many children's competitions, and even living in Singapore her work was noted as the best among hundreds of children. In the future, the constant desire for knowledge and to never stop at what has been achieved has influenced the choice of higher education. Tamilla graduated from the Institute of Art business and Antiques, the Faculty of art history and the fundamentals of attribution antiques in Moscow, studied at MSAAI named after V.I. Surikov, and also graduated from the Russian University of Economics named after G.V Plekhanov and has a degree in evaluation faceted diamond expert. For the first time, Tamilla Gasanova presented her works to the general public at the personal exhibition The Moment of Beauty, in the Museum Center Art Gallery, in Baku (2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan). Artist’s style is rather different from realism to abstractionism, from classical to impressionist manner that is understandable, because the world is so diverse, and portraying all its aspects in one vein is simply impossible. Tamilla’s works executed in various genres - landscapes and portraits, are replaced by national still lives and expressive abstractions. It shows us a calm, contemplated beauty, filled with harmony of color and bright elements. Creating her works, Tamilla Gasanova, hopes to bring beauty, joy and harmony to people's lives, because modern art contributes to the development of such qualities as tolerance, tolerant attitude to dissent. It always says: there is another opinion, there are other people. ​ Exhibitions: 2017 - Solo exhibition Spirit by Tamilla Gasanova, Art Gallery, Port Baku Mall, Baku, Azerbaijan 2017 - One day in France - Art Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan 2017 - Human Nature 2017 show, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA 2016 - Solo exhibition Moment of Beauty, Museum Center Art Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

Veronica is a South Korean artist based in Singapore. Currently she is working on 'From the Sea" series with oil pastel. All creatures in this series have various colors of the sea. Since she travels a lot to South-east Asian countries, she gets inpiration from the sea which changes colors depends on time, depth and weather.

Volha Bazyleva was born in Belarus. Drawing has been her favourite pastime since early childhood. When it came time to enter university, Volha's choice was the Institute of Business in Minsk (Belarus). Then she moved to Germany to improve her German. Two years later, she moved to Italy, got married and began teaching art there. But Volha's real passion was in painting, and that's what she began to do. Volha has already held exhibitions in South Tyrol, North Italy, and Regensbur (Regensburg), Germany. Experts say that the work of a young artist is typically characterised by genre diversity, different techniques, eg, landscapes, still life, animalistic work in abstract art, works of different techniques (oil, acrylic, straws, pastel, graphics, etc). Volha's speciality is portraits; indeed, her portraits of famous personalities is what she is most famous for. The artist herself considers her portrait of then-Pope Benedict her favourite. Volha managed to get an audience with Georg Ratzinger, the then-Pope's brother, who really liked the picture. He even declared that Volha's portrait of the Pope was the best portrait of the Pope ever done. In July 2011, Volha gave the work the right hand of Benedict prelate Wachter. He promised that the film would definitely go on display at the Vatican. Another interesting event was the meeting with Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis in her castle St. Emmeram at Regensburg in Germany. Princess Gloria is a representative of old German aristocracy, and her castle is a real open-air museum. Volha presented her a titled portrait. The press in Italy and Germany have carried several articles on the works of Volha Bazylevoy, with the writers noting how his works portray the Belarusian soul. The artist currently lives in Singapore. Portraits of famous personalities: 1. Luis Durnwalder is a politician of Italy, former governor of the autonomous province of South Tyrol from 1989 until 2014, and vice-president of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, in Northern Italy. 2. Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis is a German businesswoman, manager, artist and member, by marriage, of the German princely House of Thurn and Taxis. 3. Pope Benedict XVI, Pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013. He was elected pope on 19 April 2005, was inaugurated on 24 April 2005 and resigned from the office on 28 February 2013.

Winnie Wong was born in Hong Kong, and fell in love with drawing and painting at the tender age of five. Being determined to pursue her passion and to drive social change through art, she made the bold leap from a fantastic professional career to the territory of the absolute unknown - to become an aspiring artist. She received training in oil painting through the Lasalle College of the Arts, in Singapore, in addition to having received professional training for oil painting in Hong Kong. She also started exploring abstract art with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, and had been practicing art actively until today.

Yulia McGrath was born in 1985 in Russia. She graduated with Master's degree with Honours from Moscow State University and moved to Singapore in 2008 to pursue her Doctorate Degree in Applied Physics. She has been living and working in Singapore for 9 years. Main area of her interest was always art and painting. She works with different mediums such as oil, graphics, pastels etc. Majority of her works are inspired by nature and humankind as a part of it.

Yuriy was born in 1957 in Dnepropetrovsk. Artist-painter, graphic artist. Participant of many Republican and international exhibitions. In his paintings the artist gives the song a strong dynamism, which intensifies the wide, wide, multi-layered manner of writing. Color in its various forms with a combination of shades and tones creates harmony, similar to the delicacy and subtlety of musical chords. In the paintings attracts internal tense expression, confidence and temperament, a dynamic and complex relationship of color stains. In the pictures there is a sense of this, a living. From painting to the viewer is positive energy leaving unforgettable impressions. Exhibitions: 1991. - the international exhibition in Kharkov, Ukraine. 1992 – the international exhibition in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 1993 – personal exhibition in the Museum of Applied Art of Uzbekistan. 1994 – exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art of Uzbekistan. 1995 – the international exhibition in Switzerland. 2006 – exhibition in the Art Gallery of Uzbekistan. 2007 – the exhibition in the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. 2013 – personal exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia.  2013 – personal exhibition, Uzbekistan, Friendship Society of Uzbekistan - Latvia. 2014 – personal exhibition, company "Uzbekistan Airways". 2014 – personal exhibition in Tashkent Palace Hotel. 2014 – personal exhibition at the Art Gallery "Tatiana Day", Ekaterinburg, Russia. 2014 – personal exhibition in the International Gallery "Caravanserai" culture (MKSK) Ikuo Hirayama of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. 2015 – personal exhibition in the International Gallery "Caravanserai" culture (MKSK) Ikuo Hirayama of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. 2015 – personal exhibition in Tashkent State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. 2016 – personal exhibition, Uzbekistan, Friendship Society of Uzbekistan - Latvia. 2016 – exhibition in the art gallery "Autograph", Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 2017 – exhibition in the Central House of Artists Moscow. 2017 – personal exhibition in the Memorial House Museum of the Urals Tansykbaev. Paintings of the artist are in private collections in USA, England, Japan, India, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, China, Greece, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Canada, Serbia, Austria.


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