Ramina Saadatkhan

Born in 1977

Based in Baku, Azerbaijan



Fine arts, Art College (A.Azimzadeh)
Fine arts, Academy of Arts of Azerbaijan

Ramina Saadatkhan is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Baku. Her practice encompasses painting, sculpture, video, and site-specific installation. Her sculptural works most often reference chaotic jungle aesthetics, particularly artefacts from the civilisation. These paintings are combined in larger installations in dialogue with symbolic elements derived from her research.

Saadatkahn is interested in how artefacts, cultural relics, and propaganda communicate the history and social-political memory of cultures. Multiple interpretations of historical figures and artefacts are incorporated into the artist’s work, supplanting institutional narratives and notions of stewardship. The artist seeks to challenge the persistence of colonialist frameworks and official narratives informing our understanding of the multiculturalism. The fractured forms in her work signal stories and identities that have been obscured through a process of erosion, both metaphorical and literal. Ramina Saadatkhan reanimates the existing fragments of lost histories, underscoring the connections between that which can be salvaged and continued.


Last Day in Paradise, 2020
Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 150 W x 180 H x 0.2 D cm

Lovers, 2020
Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 100 W x 100 H x 4 D cm

Philosophy of Lao-Dzi, 2018
Painting, Acrylic on Paper
Size: 63.5 W x 48.3 H x 0.3 D cm

Gobustan, 2018
Painting, Acrylic on Paper
Size: 27.9 W x 30.5 H x 0.3 D cm

Death, 2018
Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 100 W x 70 H x 2 D cm