Working primarily in moving image, photography and performance, Abdullayev’s practice examines the Caucasian queer identity as it has been shaped by historical, cultural and social backgrounds. He aims to facilitate a dialogue between queer identity and society and address such subjects as femininity and masculinity, public and private life, politics and society, western and eastern cultural standards, and bridging the spaces between these topics. He was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 and was a recipient of Attic Residency by One Throsby Street in Nottingham, UK.
Abdullayev’s works have been shown in group and solo exhibitions, including Salaam Cinema, 2019; Photographers Gallery, 2019; Liverpool Biennial, 2018; Primary Contemporary Art Space, 2017; The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, 2017; Tate Modern, 2016; Yarat Pavilion at 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 2012. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA in Fine Arts.