Agil Abdullayev Seed Awards recipient

Agil Abdullayev Profile
DPP 0002 Now I got my red light on tonight oil on canvas 180 x 210 cm
If the sun sees you 2021 filmstill


  • Gender equality
  • Free expression/civil society
  • Sexual/queer expression
  • Reexamining history


  • Criticism
  • Performance
  • Video Art


  • Azerbaijan

Based in Baku, Azerbaijan, Agil Abdullayev is a cross-disciplinary artist who works through video, poetry, essays, community-based projects, and critical discussion to address his country socio-political and economic issues. In the past, his works have been exhibited in various spaces, such as the Writers' House Tbilisi (2021), Goethe Institute Baku (2021), South London Gallery (2020), Triumph Gallery Moscow (2019), Contemporary Istanbul (2019), MOMA Tbilisi (2019), Liverpool Biennial (2018), and The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale (2019). Agil is the founder of "Cagdasilar", a discussion platform that supports young, queer, and feminist regional artists and cultural workers.