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Biography

Inna Kostina
Born in 1962
Baku, Azerbaijan

EDUCATION
1984-1989 State University of Cinematography (VGIK) named after S.Gerasimov
Moscow, Russia
Major - Set design for film and television

1980-1984 Art College (In Memory of the 1905 Revolution) Moscow, Russia

MEMBERSHIP
2013 The Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts – lecturer Department of Painting
2012 International Arts Fund
2007-current Filmmakers’ Union, Baku, Azerbaijan
1995-2009 Founder and head of an annual art-symposium, Sheki, Azerbaijan
1991-current Artists’ Union, Baku, Azerbaijan

AWARDS
2013 Special Prize on 7th Tashkent's Biennale
2011 Recipient of the Azerbaijan President’s Prize
2010 ROMA-2010, Rome, Italy
2009 Recipient of a grant from the Norwegian Embassy, Azerbaijan
2006 Recipient of a grant from the Norwegian Embassy in Azerbaijan
2004-2005 Coordinator (Director) of “Art Caucasus” international art fair
2004 Recipient of the “Land i sør” grant of Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts received from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1996 Laureate of the “Contemporary Art of Azerbaijan” art competition, United Nations in Baku
1996 Organized “Seven Bright Butterflies” the children’s studio (currently active)
1994 Diploma of the competition of young artists of Azerbaijan and Turkey (BP Statoil, Istanbul, Turkey)

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS
2017 "Tasaduf" Carpet Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 "Istidir, gagash" Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
2015 "Anima" Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
2013 “Gilavar”, Kempinski Art Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
2012 Azerbaijan State Museum of Fine Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan
2011 “The Dreams of Heaven” art gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
2010 “Colours of the Orient, Between Dreams and Reality”, Baku, Azerbaijan
2010 Il Leone, Centro Artisctico Culturale, Rome, Italy
2010 Artfoglio Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2008 Art Group Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
2007 “Simurg” Art Group Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
2006 Art Salon Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan
2006 Amare Gallery, Stavanger, Norway.
2005 The “Simurg” Project. Adger Kunstnersenter, Kristiansand, Norway
2005 The “Simurg” Project. Kunstnersenter, Stavanger, Norway
2005 Exhibition Hall of RADISSON SAS hotel. Baku, Azerbaijan
2003 Giz Galasi Gallery, Exhibition Silk and Gold, Baku, Azerbaijan
2002 Exhibition Hall of Mercy Corps, Baku, Azerbaijan
2002 Center of Culture of Capuchins’s Monastery, Cochem, Germany
2002 Old Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2002-2001 “Giudice” Gallery, Chianciano Terme, Italy
2001 Art Gallery, Salerno, Italy
1996 Exhibition hall named after V.Samadova, the UAA, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Honored Artist of Azerbaijan.
Participated in more than 250 group exhibitions in Azerbaijan and abroad.

WORKS ON DISPLAY
Azerbaijan State Museum of Fine Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan
Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
Russian State Museum of Fine Arts, Tomsk, Russia
Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture, Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan Artists’ Union, Baku, Azerbaijan
Old Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
Karvasla Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
II Leone Gallery, Rome, Italy

Works in private collections in Azerbaijan and in more than 30 foreign countries.