born 1968 in Vanadzor, Armenia (†2011)
Rusian, English, Armenian
I express prohibited desires in my works.
These desires transform, are not recognizable, often are not even named and can be perceived as desires, which do not exist.
Human desires are social by nature, though we often take them as something beyond the accepted limits.
I am trying to understand the man. Is it possible to live without violence, what is the man’s environment?
Why can’t the culture, being a compensating mechanism, specify those limits where a man will feel in his natural environment?
Why does it seem to the man that the forest or the sea is his natural environment? Is it possible for reality to resemble art?
I am striving to elicit such questions from the audience, using aesthetic and psychological oppositions.
1993-1999 Academy of fine art, Yerevan, Armenia
1989-1993 College of Arts, Yerevan, Armenia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005 EcoTopia, Museum of Archeology, Tbilisi, Georgia
2004 On the Edge, Likovni salon, Celje, Slovenia
2004 Armenian film festival, NYC, USA
2004 KINOSHOK, International film festival, Anapa, Russia
2003 Politcs under 180°, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 Adieu Parajanov, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
2003 50 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2003 The Last East European Show, Museum of contemporary art, Belgrade, Serbia
2003 Appendix 2, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2002 Caucus, Thessalonica, Greece
2002 Contemporary Art of Armenia, House of Artist, Tehran, Iran
2001 Beyond icons, National museum of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2001 Utopiana Hay-art, Yerevan, Armenia
2001 49 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2000 Festival est.ouest, Die, France
2000 Collapse, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
2000 International Biannual of Giumry, Giumry, Armenia
2000 Parallel realities, Armenian Austrian join exhibition, Hay-art, Yerevan, Armenia
1999 Great Atrophy, Hay-Art, Yerevan, Armenia
1999 “Crisis”, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
1995 Question of Ark, Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia
1995 Contemporary Art of Armenia 80 -95, CHA, Moscow, Russia
1995 Act, Ex-Voto Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
1995 Rediscovery space, Bochum, Germany
1994 P.S., Arvest Gallery, Yerevan
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2003 Art residency, FCCA, Prague, Czech Republic
2002 Art residency, CEC International Partners, NY, USA
2005 Curator of exhibition, “Photo+”, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
2005 Curator of Armenian pavilion in 51 Venice biennale, Venice, Italy
2004 lecture, SCCA-LJUBLJANA, Ljubljana, Slovenia2003 Lecture, FCCA, Prague, Czech Republic
2002 lecture, SUNY New Palts, NY, USA
2001 Commissioner of festival, “Affirmative art”, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
2000 Curator of exhibition, “Civic-commotion”, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
1999 Curator of exhibition, “Crisis”, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
1998 Curator of exhibition, “Inscription”, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
1995 Co-curator of exhibition, “Act”, Ex-Voto Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
1994 Co-curator of exhibition, “69”, House of artists, Yerevan, Armenia
1994 Co-curator of exhibition, “P.S.”, Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2002 “The missioners of destroyed culture”, Garun magazine
2003 “Post-factum, inscription”, Garun magazine
1994 “Pure Creation” Garun magazine