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YARAT is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art and creating a hub for artistic practice, research, and thinking  in the Caucasus, Central Asia and the surrounding region. Based in Baku, Azerbaijan, YARAT (meaning “create” in Azerbaijani) was founded by Aida Mahmudova in 2011. YARAT realises its mission through an on-going program of exhibitions, education events, and festivals. YARAT facilitates exchange between local and international artistic networks including foundations, galleries, and museums.