For its first participation to ArtBo, the Gallery is pleased to dedicate its booth to Babi Badalov (1959, AZ). The booth will gather original pieces, some of which have been produced in echoe with the colombian territory. Babi Badalov's pratice is a constant exploration of the limits of the language. He is particularly interesting in the way that language is able to isolate individuals from the people who don't share the same language. Thereby, the artist covers current geo-political topics that echoes his own personnal experiences.
After having lived in Russian, he tried to settle in Cardiff (UK), but his asylium application was refused. Sent back in Azerbaijan, he finally got the right to stay and live in France in 2011. Several Babi Badalov's artworks are part of international public collections such as Russian Museum in St. Petersburg (Russia), MuHKA Museum Contemporary Art Antwerp, Azerbaijan State Museum of Art in Baku (Azerbaïjan), Kunstmuseum of Emden (Germany), Martigny Art Museum (Switzerland), Oetcker Collection in Bielefeld (Germany), Arina Kowner Collection in Zurich (Switzerland) and Zimmerli Art Museum (New Jersey, USA).