Ararat Sarkissian

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Born: 1956, Gyumri, Armenia.

Education: School of Fine Arts, Gyumri; Panos Terlemezian Fine Arts College, Yerevan, Armenia.

Home: Yerevan.



2013 55th International Venice Biennale, Saint Lazzaro Island, Italy

2012 Antikyan Gallery , Armenia, Yerevan (to now)

2012 International Book Fair, Minsk,Belarus

2012 International Book Fair, Sankt Peterburk, Russia

2012 International Book Fair,Thessaloniki, Greece

2012 Bergen Commuity College Armenian Genocide Exhibit,New Jersey,US

2011 International Book Fair ,Geneva, Swiss

2011 Genre dimension book, Armenia, Yerevan

2011 Constitution and Art, Yerevan,Armenia

2011 Charity Auction of Contemporary Armenian Art, Cristie’s

2010 “Body: New Figurative Art”, Yerevan,Armenia

2010  Armenian New Art “Optimizm”, Yerevan, Armenia

2009 Art Vilnius, European Capital of Culture

2009 “Armenian Still Life” Academia Gallery, Armenia.Yerevan

2008 I Colori Dell’ Armenia, Castel Sant Angelo, Rome, Italy

2007 Art Contemporaine d’Arménie, Orangerie du Luxembourg, Paris
2006 TGAA Marzuki Gallery Chicago
2004 Fourth Biennale of Gyumri
2002 Multitude, Artists Space, New York
2001 Contemporary Art of Armenia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
1999 Stream of Fire: New Art From Armenia, Jordan National Gallery, Amman
1999 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford
1999 With Many Voices, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
1998 Inscription: Post Factum, ACCEA, Yerevan
1997 International Print Exhibition, Gilkey Center Portland Art Museum, Portland
1996 Les chants de la mer, Museum Cantini, Marseille
1996 Palais des Congres et de la Culture, Le Mans
1995 Palais de Justice, Poitiers
1995 Contemporary Art of Armenia 80-95, Central House of Artists, Moscow
1994 Artists of Armenia and Diaspora, Paris
1994 Contemporary Art of Armenia, Column House of Unions, Moscow
1994 Personal Icon, Ex-Voto Art Center, Yerevan
1993 Beyond Idiom: Contemporary Crossover Art in Armenia, American University of Armenia, Yerevan
1992 Contemporary Armenia Artists, University of Kassel, Germany
1991 New Tendency, Goyak Gallery, House of Artists, Yerevan
1990 Young Soviet Art, 5+1: Moscow and Armenische Avantgarde, Kassel, Germany
1989 Soviet Art, Madrid
1987 Japan International Artists Society + Soviet Artists, Tokyo, Japan



2007 Searching for Paradise, Gabone Gallery, Yerevan

2007 Text and Nature, ACCEA, Yerevan
2005 Paper-cross-stone, First Floor Gallery, Yerevan
2005 Harvest Gallery, Glendale, California
2004 Focus Armenia, Halle, Germany

2003 Where to Search for a Painting… or Who is Leylandson, First Floor Gallery, Yerevan
2002 Vicki Hovannesian Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago
2001 Archetypes, Hanei Honarmandan, Teheran
2001 Signs & Icons, National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan
2000 Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
2000 Archetypes, Gallery Lobby, Nicosia
1994 Archetypes, Ex-Voto  Art Center, Yerevan




2008 Honored Artist of RA
2007 Member, European Academy of Natural Sciences (Hanover, Germany)
2002 Vahagn Award
1995 International Association of Art, UNESCO

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan
Cultural Ministry of Cyprus, Nicosia

National Gallery of Jordan, Amman
Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan
National Art Gallery of Kazakhstan, Almaty


Sonia Porter: “The Response to Hatred: A Labor of Love,” 27/05/06

Holland Cotter: “Multitude,” New York Times, 10/11/02
Laura Aurichio: “Multitude at Artists Space,” Time Out, 9/23/02
Lauri Firstenberg: “Space And Subjectivity”
Nazareth Karoyan: “The Letter as a Space of Dream,” In Vitro, 1/1998
Philip Marsden: “Stream of Fire: New Art From Armenia,” 1995

1999 Archetypes, Tigran Mets Publishers
2000 Lost Paradise, Tigran Mets Publishers
2001 Signs and Icons, Tigran Mets Publishers

2002 Love, Printinfo Publishers
2004 Text and Nature, Printinfo Publishers
2005 Paper-cross-stone, Tigran Mets Publishers
2005 Where to Find Paradise, Printinfo Publishers
2006 Cross-stone, Printinfo Publishers