Aladdin Garunov (born in 1956, the village of Ukuz, Dagestan ASSR, USSR) is a Russian artist, sculptor, painter, and illustrator. He resides and works in Moscow.
Born in Dagestan and a resident of Moscow since 1977, Aladdin Garunov calls himself "a man of the world" and focuses in his works on the contrast of two models for civilization - the technologically developed West versus the traditional patriarchal East. Garunov is concerned about issues of national and religious identity, globalization, which is posing a threat to it, and the fate of nations and cultures of long standing. He prefers the practice of contemporary art yet keeps within the confines of the ethical and religious Muslim tradition, employing strategies and media typical of the modern age. "I am at liberty to express things in my art, relying on my native culture," Garunov says, stressing the importance of one's national identity.