born 1965 in Gyumri, lives and works in Yerevan
Russian, English, Armenian
My art is a bundle of petty-bourgeois idleness which includes compulsive thoughts and 'serious' discussions on art, also standard moral preaches about life and promising and loud
It grows monotonously and imperceptibly at the expense of your vanity and your boring pursuit for survival, at the expense of the hysteria of faithful wives and of the propriety relations of the jealous parents.
My art is about the wrapper of not fully eaten chocolates, crumpled cigarette boxes, morning coffee rituals and genital hygiene.
At the speed of Internet connection it opens up a wide road of overall absorption in front of you; it reserves the tracks to itself the memorial monuments of non-permanent things.
Yerevan Fine Arts Institute
1997 Charly Chacaturian gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2005 On the Move.Armenishe Kunst stellen aus.Vienna.Austria.Grants
2003 Nov. “Adio Parajanov” Kunsthalle Modern Art Museum, Vienna, Austria
2003 “Getting Closer”, IFA- Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2003 ”Appendix 2”, project MAF, Tbilisi History Museum, Gorgia
2002 “Armenian Art”, Museum of contemporary art, Tehran, Iran
2001 49-International Biennale of Venice, San Lazarro, Venice, Italy
2001 “Utopiana”, Hay –Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2001 Artist in residence, Leube Kunst Project, Salzburg, Austria
2001 Kultur Kontakt, Vienna, Austria
2000 “ORT-ung” Art festival, Wagrain, Austria
2000 “Collapse of illusions” ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
2000 “Parallel reality”, Armenian-Austrian joint exhibition, Hay-Art, Yerevan, Armenia
1998 Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria
1997 “Dreams and Visions”, Chicago, USA
1995 “1980-95 contemporary art of Armenia” CHA, Moscow, Russia
1995 “Armenian days” Museum Boukhum, Germany
1993 “Armenian contemporary art”, Gallery International, Detroit, USA
1987 “3-ed flour”, House of Artists, Yerevan, Armenia
Founded in 2004 by Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Underconstruction was a communication platform for artists interested in issues of identity, transglobalization and the construction of both personal and groupconsciousness. Underconstruction is also interested in issues of concern to worldwide diasporas, including but not limited to the Armenian diaspora.