Born in Baku, Faig Ahmed graduated from the Sculpture Faculty at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2004. Since 2003, he has been working with various media, including painting, video and installation. He is a Board Member of the YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku. Currently, he is studying the artistic qualities of Azerbaijani traditional rugs - he disassembles their conventional structure and randomly rearranges the resulting components of the traditional composition, then combines these fragments with contemporary sculptural forms.
Recent solo exhibitions include Fluid Forms at Cuadro Gallery, Dubai (2014), Threads at Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Holland (2014), East in Twist at Leila Heller Gallery, New York (2012) and Actual Tradition at Kicik Qalart Gallery, Baku (2012).
Group exhibitions include Love Me, Love Me Not at the Venice Biennale 2013, with the show travelling to his native Azerbaijan this year. Ahmed's work was also included in the At the Crossroads auction at Sotheby's London in 2013, and he was shortlisted for the third edition of the prestigious Jameel Prize, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum (2013).