Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed lives and works in his hometown of Baku. Since graduating from the Sculpture faculty at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in 2004, Faig has been studying traditional Eastern rugs; disassembling their artistic qualities and symbolism to create his powerful contemporary sculptures. Ahmed has exhibited his works worldwide. In 2013, he was nominated for the Jameel Prize 3 at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His works are in both private and public collections.