Tural Haji 

Based in 1991 | Baku, Azerbaijan



2012: BA fine arts, Dokuz Eylul University

Tural’s photos and films reference 20th century film, music and pop culture backed by consummate draftsmanship and artistic finesse to subvert and recode the dominant narratives of contemporary society. Haji manifested works are constructed from elements of our collective consciousness, overflowing with an entropic visual overload.

His approach to figuration is both beautiful and disturbing. Whether expressed blatantly or in a subtler manner, his work attempts to tap into those realities and dimensions that exist beyond the fringe of our perception. Haji finds a way to celebrate the sounds he treasures by re-imagining the point of departure, the artist takes the opportunity to explore a variety of photography styles, puns, and parodies. Primarily shot on cellphone, his works resonate with wit while flaunting amazing artistic skills.


I am Nij, 2018
7 minutes 23 seconds

See full video here: https://chaikhana.media/az/stories/682/men-nicem

Azerbaijan's lost houses of god, 2018
10 minutes 57 seconds

See full video here: https://chaikhana.media/az/stories/708/tanrinin-evi