For the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, artist Rana Amrahova reflected COVID-19 on the canvas
Date Added: 02 April 2020, 11:10

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic caused by new coronavirus (nCoV), artists continue to reflect the pandemic and the fight against it through either drawing graffiti on the walls in various countries or painting on canvases.

The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that artist Rana Amrahova tried to express her feelings by reflecting Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has been rapidly spreading all over the world, on canvas.

Highlighting that being in isolation due to the covid-19 pandemic that surrounds the world could not take her away from the art, artist Amrohava stated that she had expressed her feelings through canvas painting with the purpose of raising awareness.

Underlining that we had been experiencing unprecedented times that have dramatically changed our daily lives, Amrohava stated that we would get through this and emerge stronger by taking into consideration the warnings of the authorities. “Stay home. Stay safe” said she.

Every day, for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, an artist continues to share his/her three works to raise awareness and support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is Rana Amrahova?
Rana Amrahova was born on October 26, 1965 in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. From 1980 to 1984, she received her art education at Azerbaijan State College of Fine Arts named after Azim Azimzadeh. She received her undergraduate and graduate education at the Department of Painting of Moscow State Academic Art institute named after V. I. Surikov between the years of 1984-1990. In 1997, she became a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan. Between years of 2001-2006, she worked as a faculty member at the Department of Academic Design of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts. In the academic year of 2006-2007, she worked as a lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Department of Interior Design and the Department of Graphic Design of the International Cyprus University.

The artist, who received the title of associate professor in 2008 via the Senate decision of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts, was awarded an associate professor diploma by the Azerbaijan State Attestation Commission in 2010. She has been working as a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Near East University since 2016.

The artist has taken part in the organization of various artistic and academic events so far. She has participated in many national and international exhibitions. In 2013, she participated in the 3rd Gabala International Art Exhibition held in Azerbaijan and awarded with the “Inspirational Work” certificate. In 2015, she opened her solo exhibition at the exhibition center of Baku Museum of Modern Art.

Her works take place in the private collections in many countries as well as in the collection of Baku Modern Art Museum and Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. She is the author of two text books respectively titled “Art of Design-Designing with light and shadow” and “Classic portrait design.”