Babi Badalov’s pratice is a constant exploration of the limits of the language. He is particularly interesting in the way that this language is abble to isolate individuals from the people who don’t share the same language (even if its function is to communicate and share). Thereby, the artist covers current geo-political topics that echo his own personnal experiences.
After having lived in Russian, he tried to settle in Cardiff (UK), but his asylium application was refused. Sent back in Azerbaijan, he finally got the right to stay and live in France in 2011.
Great traveler and poet himself, Babi Badalov often introduces his own texts in his work : by combinating it with manipulated political pictures, he creates installations, objects, paintings and happenings that he used to qualified as “visual poetry”
Several Babi Badalov?s artworks are now entered in great collections around the world : Russian Museum in St. Petersburg (Russia), MuHKA Museum Contemporary Art Antwerp, Azerbaijan State Museum of Art in Baku (Azerbaïjan), Kunstmuseum of Emden (Germany), Martigny Art Museum (Switzerland), Oetcker Collection in Bielefeld (Germany), Arina Kowner Collection in Zurich (Switzerland) and Zimmerli Art Museum (New Jersey, USA).