°1977, Aleppo (SY) – lives and works in Ghent (BE)
Deploying very diverse media such as drawing, video, photography and installations, many of Mekhitar Garabedianʼs works draw from his experience as an immigrant and play on the humour and poetic qualities he finds between languages, cultures and histories. Just as his personal diasporic history is layered, his work echoes with a multiplicity of references to literature, music, philosophy and visual arts.
Mkhitar Garabedian – Search and Destroy (And Honey, I'm the world's forgotten boy) at Bozar, Brussels
Mekhitar Garabedian – Library (Adnan, DeLillo, Godard, Vonnegut), 2019
Mekhitar Garabedian – Il nʼ y a pas de victoire, … from Les Carabiniers (1963), 2014
Mekhitar Garabedian – fig.a, a comme alphabet (carpet), 2012
Mekhitar Garabedian – Les Autres, 2011
Over the past years, Mekhitar Garabedian has had several solo shows, including S.M.A.K., Ghent; BOZAR, Brussels; KIOSK, Ghent; and BE-Part, Waregem. His work has appeared in group exhibitions such as Armenity/Hayoutioun, National Pavilion of The Republic of Armenia, Venice Biennale 2015 (awarded with the Golden Lion); Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will, Thessaloniki Biennale 2015; Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York; Excitable Speech: West (curated by Adam Budak), Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Vienna; and Graphology, The Drawing Room, London.
Mekhitar Garabedian is currently affiliated with KASK/School of Arts, Ghent, as a postdoctoral researcher and guest professor Installation and Media art.
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You can view more work on Mekhitar Garabedians’ own website.