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Mehriban Efendi to join int'l Surrealism Now exhibition

04 June 2014 [14:30] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Famous Azerbaijani artist-surrealist Mehriban Efendi will take part in the International Surrealism Now exhibition, to be held in Portugal from June 21 to July 31.

Artists from Spain, Romania, Russia, Australia, England, Italy, Iceland, Canada, Belgium, Iran, U.S., Portugal, Philippines, Mexico, France, Czech Republic, China and Poland will participate in the exhibition, which will be held in the medieval Palace Of Ega.

Last year, the event brought together about 30 countries, including Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The purpose of the exhibition which is being held since 2010 with the assistance of many European organizations and under supervision of the famous Portuguese artist Santiago Ribeiro, is the identification of and supporting talented contemporary surrealist artists from around the world.

Earlier, Mehriban Efendi's works were put on display at the Art of the World gallery in Muskegon city in U.S., and the artist received an invitation for a long-term collaboration with the gallery.

The first solo exhibition of Efendi was held in the United States in 2005. Then she participated in the exhibition "Art and Awareness" in Montana; a few of her works were further demonstrated at the huge electronic billboards "Art Takes Times Square" on Time Square in New York.

The work "Harmony" presented at this exhibition was published in the book "Art Takes Time Square" and was noted as one of the best works in 2012.

Efendi took part in an international exhibition organized by Australian artist Paris Saint-Martin, becoming one of the top ten computer artists in 2003, while in 2009, the artist's work was presented at an international exhibition in the Netherlands. In 2010, Efendi was among the 56 best surrealist painters in the world.

Mehriban Efendi won the first prize of the international exhibition "Shining" in Bulgaria, which was held under the motto "The ancient codes of my country" in 2010.

In 2011, the artist won an international award at the festival "Cinema @ Costume moulins" in France as "The best dress artist." This award was conferred for her costume designs for German director Veit Helmer's film "Absurdistan."

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