Alvina Suleiman

Born in 1998 | Moscow, Russia




2022: Design, St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry named after A. L. Stiglich, MA
2019: Art studies, Azerbaijan State Art Academy, BA

Her mother and grandmother instilled her interest in art from her childhood. Knowing Malevich, 8-year-old Alvina dreamed of becoming an artist, not a doctor.
Alvina, who applied to the Faculty of Painting, was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts by the commission during the first review, so she was admitted to the Academy of Art, noting the specialty of Art Studies in the documentation.
After switching from the 2nd course of the Art Academy to the specialization of Restoration and Expertise, she began to have internships at the Museum of Modern Art, the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan and the Carpet Museum. When these experiences led her to search for new museums and artisans, she turned her attention to St. Petersburg, the world's cultural center. After receiving restoration and expertise experiences at the Russian Museum, she decided to participate in the current programs of various Russian museums. Henri Matisse developed both her restoration and painting skills by making miniature copies of Degas' works.
At the same time, the art-dealer knowledge she learned at ADRA, her interest in Larry Gagosian, Charles Saatchi and others led her to choose Art-Business as a secondary education.
As a result of curation, auction history, art management and art dealer disciplines, she founded the Modern Trinity Traveling Artists Union on April 4, 2020, together with Islam Ahmadli and Parviz Kazimli.
Although the project, which she conceived in advance during her master's studies, was received by educators as a negative and "pointless and purposeless idea", she continues to develop a team with more than 10 participants. Within the team, she successfully shows herself as an artist, curator, and project manager.
In addition, currently as an artist, Alvina Suleiman herself shows her creativity in the project "Starry Carpets" inspired by Azerbaijani carpets and the faces of world stars within the framework of Modern Trinity.

2020: Third Place (St. Petersburg, 2020, assistant curator)
2020-2022: Crossing the Styx Bridge (Museum named after Vadim Voinov at Art-Pushkinskaya 10, assistant curator, St. Petersburg, 2020-2022)
2021: "Modern Trinity" mobile exhibitions (Ismayilli district, Gabala district, July - August 2021, chief curator)
2022: "Beads in front of pigs" (2022, exhibition dedicated to Igor Mezherichki, Museum of Nonconformism, St. Petersburg)
2022: Individual exhibition of Islam Ahmadli "Manifestation" (Salaam Cinema Baku, Baku city, 2022, exhibition organizer)
2022: " Четыре в квадрате" (Art-Pushkinskaya 10, 2022, Museum of Nonconformism, assistant curator)
2023:Handicraft Baku (curator of #wakeupartists project, 2023 - ...).

"Modern Trinity" team preparatory meeting for the exhibition in Gabala, 2021

"Четыре в квадрате" exhibition, 2022

"Modern Trinity" Ismailli exhibition. 3 founders, 2021

Image from "The Third Place" exhibition. Saint Petersburg, 2020