© Aga Ousseinov 2006-2018

Aga Ousseinov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in1962

Lives and works in New York, US since 1991

MFA from V.I.Surikov Fine Arts Institute in Moscow, 1986

Studied at ISP New York, 1992-1993

Initially trained as a sculptor, Aga Ousseinov studied photography and video at International Center of Photography after moving to New York City. These additional media gave him the freedom to pursue his investigation in the interaction between individual and cultural narrative structures. His work in particular suggest two self-conscious and conflicting visions of the world: one that is rational and technological, which contrasts another: poetic, dream-like and emotional. Pushing forward established traditions of sculpture, his works are sculptural installations combined with videos, photographs, drawings and collages.

Ousseinov has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.



Edit Your Future
The 8th edition of Bucharest Biennale, Romania (upcoming)


WBAI Benefit Exhibit/Action
curated by Jim Wintner
Chesterfield Gallery, New York

Out of the Studio, Gallery MC, New York


The Naturalist
Site Specific Installation at Hermes on Madison Avenue, NYC

The Naturalist III
Site Specific Installation at Hermes in Beverly Hills, CA


Spring Break (group show)
Red Hook Studios ⋅ Brooklyn, NY

Mykonos Biennale 2015, Cyclades, Greece

Winter salon 2015
Group show, Gallery MC, New York


Le Show Des Amis
Show Room Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Portraits/Summer Group Show
Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

Above and Beyond
Mykonos Biennale at Galerie Vanessa Quang
Paris, France

Drawn Out
Red Hook Studios ⋅ Brooklyn,NY

Self-Portrait While Scuba Diving
MANA Exposition at MANA Contemporary
Jersey City, New Jersey

curated by Slavs and Tatars
at Art Dubai 2014

The Art of Fishing
The Museum of Ethnography, Tomsk, Russia

Fly to Baku
curated by Herve Mikaeloff
H.Aliyev Foundation, Baku, Azerbaijan


“Ice Cold War” (solo)
Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps
BRAC (Bronx River Art Center) NY

“Crisis and Paganism”
Mykonos Biennale
Island of Mykonos, Greece

Group Show at Red Hook Studios
Brooklyn, New York

Fly to Baku
Curated by Herve Mikaeloff
MAXXI, Rome Italy

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps
Curated by Yulia Tikhonova
AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, Philadelphia PA

Smith Studio
Parade Ground Gallery, New York

Fly to Baku
Curated by Herve Mikaeloff
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia


WBAI Benefit Art Action
curated by J.Wintner
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

curated by J.Stewart and Z.Azizov
PEACOCK Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland UK

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps
curated by Y.Tikhonova
NYPL, New York NY

The Kite and The Impossible Globe (solo)
YARAT Contemporary Art Space
Baku, Azerbaijan

Spring Benefit 2012
White Box Gallery, New York

Merging Bridges (group show)
Museum of Modern Art, Baku

Curated by The Bruce High Quality Foundation & Vito Schnabel
New York

Fly to Baku II (group show)
Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris

Fly to Baku
Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan,
PHILIPS de Pury & Company, London

Group show, Gallery MC
New York


54th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Benzon, Venice, Italy.

(with Bianca Sforni, Ron Gorchov, James Hyde)
Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

Postcards to North Brooklyn,
Arts@Renaissance, New York

So Zik !
Ober Gallery, Kent, CT


“In the Middle of Erewhon” /solo/
Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

Art Basel/Miami
Christopher Henry Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Tou Scene, Center for Contemporary Art
Stavanger, Norway (catalogue)

Brucennial 2010, Miseducation
New York, NY

Work on Paper, International Art Salon 2010, Krimsky Val, Moscow, Russia

Observers of the Flight, Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

Gallery Selections, Ober Gallery
Kent, CT


“Alternative Methods of Flying”, Installation at Hermes
Madison Ave & E 62 Street, New York

4th International Biennial of Contemporary Art
Baku, Azerbaijan

“The Map as Art” , curated by K.Harmon and C.Henry
Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

“Kuf/Mold 2009”, curated by KOOH
Oud Charlois, Rotterdam, Netherlands (catalogue)

“Fall Group Show”, Christopher Henry Gallery

“Smithumenta”, R.Smith Studio, Brooklyn New York
curated by Bruce High Quality Foundation

“Lo Sguardo Obliquo”, Spazio Tadini, Milan, Italy

“Self Portrait in Bathyscaphe and Other Loosely Connected Stories” /solo/
Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

“Grand Tour II”, Gallery MC, New York

“Grafika” Rajko Mamuzic Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia,(catalogue)


“Religion Based Initiative”, Gallery MC, New York

“Alternative Flying Method” , /solo/ Gallery MC, New York

“Steps of Time” Residenzschloss, Drezden, Germany

Center for Contemporary Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan


“Scope” New York, Christopher Henry Gallery

“Off the Wall” Gallery MC, New York

“Wu Tang/googolplex”, Gavin Brown@passerby, New York,
curated by Darren Bader


“Inventions” Installation at the Windows ofHermés,
Madison Ave, New York

“No Justice Without Life”, Palazzo Leopardi, Rome, Italy

“Caspian Dreams”, /solo/ Dinter Fine Art, New York

“Drawn”, Dinter Fine Art, New York

“Scope” Hamptons, Dinter Fine Art


“MUD”, Dinter Fine Art, New York

“Grand Tour”, Gallery MC, New York

“Works on Paper”, Gallery MC, New York

“Some Papers”, Polytechnic of Milano, Italy (catalog)


“Aga Ousseinov: Sculptures”, Gallery MC, New York (catalog)