Awards and Residencies CV English pdf
2012 The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for "Our cyclopean walls" CV français pdf
2012 Residency at the Art and Cultural Studies Laboratories (ACSL), Armenia  
2009 California State University, Fullerton, residency at the Grand Central Art Station, Santa Ana, California  
2009 Etat de Neuchâtel, Service de la cohésion multiculturelle for “Our Storis/Nos Histoires”  
2008 Office fédéral de la culture, Artists-in-Labs residency at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Lugano  
2007 Office fédéral de la culture for “The mountain comes to me”  
2003 California Council for the Humanities for “Our Stories”  
     
  Education  
2000 Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles  
1984 Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles  
1976-7 Architecture, University of Tehran, Iran  
     
  Publications  
  Marie-Léa Zwahlen, 2011, “Entrez libres!”, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel (catalog)  
  2010, “Think art act science”, Swiss artists in labs, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona (catalog)
Jill Scott, 2010, “Networking the margins”, Editions Springer Wien New York
 
  Elizabeth Little, 2009, "Hidden wounds, paper bullets" Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana (catalog)  
  2008, “Jeanne Lombard (1865-1945) et les artistes Neuchâteloises 1908-2008”, Editions Gilles Attinger SA, Hauterive, Switzerland (catalog)  
  Ramela Abbamontian, 2007, “The Diasporic Witness: Reconstructing Testimony in the Works of
Contemporary Los Angeles Artists”, Cultural and Ethical Legacies of the Armenian Genocide edited by
Richard G. Hovannisian, Los Angeles, CA: Transaction Publishers
 
  Ramela Abbamontian, 2006, “Crossing Borders and Imagining Home/land: Armenian Artists Construct a
Diasporic Identity in Los Angeles” Shifting Borders, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
 
  Peter Frank, 2003, “From Ararat to America”, Los Angeles (catalog)  
     
  Selected Exhibitions  
2015 MultipleSpacings, Berne (solo)  
  Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, EU  
  Monument Ephémère, une nuit, un mur / one night, one wall – CAN, Neuchâtel; Théâtre Grütli, Genève; Théâtre Saint Gérvais, Genève; Projectraum M54, Basel; Centre PasquArt, Bienne; Centre d'art contemporain Yverdon-les-bains; EPFL, Lausanne; Galérie C, Neuchâtel; Université de Moncton, Canada  
  EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne  
2014 Modern Art Museum Yerevan, Armenia  
  Galerie C, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (performance)  
2013 Gallerie Nelly L’Eplattenier, Lausanne, Switzerland  
2012 Università la Sapienza, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy  
  The Leonardo museum, Salt Lake City, UT, USA  
2012 Proiectum, Berne, Switzerland (solo)  
  La Locomotive, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (solo)  
  Villa Dutoit, Genève, Switzerland  
  Au Joli mois de mai, Bienne, Switzerland  
2011 Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino (CACT), Bellinzona, Switzerland  
  San Francisco Art Institue, San Francisco, CA, USA  
  Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel, Switzerland  
  National Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia  
2010 Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino (CACT), Bellinzona, Switzerland  
  Gallerie Nelly L’Eplattenier (solo), Lausanne, Switzerland  
  Jardin Botanique, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland  
2009 Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, USA  
  Musée d'hirsoire, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (solo)  
  Center for contemporary experimental art, Yerevan, Armenia (solo)  
  Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA, USA  
2008 Musée d'art et d'histoire de Neuchâtel, Switzerland  
2007 Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland  
  EWZ, Zürich, Switzerland  
2005 Artists' Union, Yerevan, Armenia  
  Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA  
2004 University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA  
  Articultural Gallery, West Los Angeles, CA, USA  
2003 Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA, USA  
  Articultural Gallery, West Los Angeles, CA, USA  
2000 California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA  
  California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo)  
1999 L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA, USA  
1998 California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA  
  Gallery 825, West Los Angeles, CA, USA  
  Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA, USA  
  Gallery 825, West Los Angeles, CA, USA (Juried by Gronk)  
  DADA '98— Los Angeles, CA, USA  
  California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, USA (solo)  
1997 Artist to Artist Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo)  
     
  Press  
  Media
Jacques Girard, 28.5.2015, "L’art contemporain s’expose «partout»", Neuchâtel L'Express
Patrice Neuenschwander, 29.4.2015, "Monument Ephémère", Neuchâtel: Vivre la Ville
Catherine Favre, 22.4.2015, “Le génocide est dans son ADN”, Neuchâtel: L'Express
Salomé Di Nuccio, 4.3.2015, “L’art contemporain pour se souvenir du génocide arménien”, Neuchâtel: Courier Neuchâtelois
Alice Henkes - 4.2015, “Alina Mnatsakanian”, Bern: Kunstbulletin
Javier Gamero Kinosita, 4.2015, “De Muerte y vida”, Berne: Mundo Hispanico  
  Bernadette Richard, 18 août 2011, “Des nouvelles du Neuchâtel visuel”, Lausanne: L’Hebdo  
  Yves-André Donzé, 8 août 2011, “«Entrez libres» dans le dédale de l'empreinte et de la lumière”, Neuchâtel: L’Express  
  Bernadette Richard, 30 juillet 2011, “Quand l’imaginaire explore la vie et la poésie”, Jura: Le Quitidien Jurassien  
  Denise Frossard, 15 juillet 2011, “15 artistes comme autant de libertés artistiques”, Neuchâtel: COM  
  Magdalina Zatikyan, 10 juin 2010, “Ararat en tournée”, Erevan: Gollos Armenii  
 

Paula Selleck, 10 novembre 2009, “Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets”, Fullerton, CA: California State University, Fullerton, Inside
Daniella Walsh, january 2010, ""Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets: Iranian Contemporary Art" at Grand Central Art Center of CSU Fullerton", Los Angeles, CA: Art ltd.
Arevik Badalyan, 11 juillet 2009, “The hero of the virtuel displacement is the mount Ararat”, Yerevan: Azg

  Ramela Abbamontian, 2008, “Alina Mnatsakanian’s search for home”, Los Angeles, CA: Armenian Reporter Arts & Culture  
  Sylvia Freda, 4 octobre 2007, “Alina Mnatsakanian, la Heidi d'Arménie”, Neuchâtel: L’Express  
  Mayda Saris, 12 juillet 2007, “Alina Mnatsakanian Zorik”, Istanbul: Agos  
  Basile Weber, 23 Août 2006, “Un temple multi-culturel”, Neuchâtel: L’Express  
  Janet Samuelian, May 29, 2004, “Artist Mnatsakanian joins high schoolers for multi-media installation”, New York, NY: Armenian Reporter International  
  Gary Moskowitz, May 24, 2003, “Glendale youth tell their stories”, Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Times  
  Janet Samuelian, December 30, 2000, “Southland art exhibitions mark end of the 20th century”, New York, NY: The Armenian Reporter International  
  Evelyn Renata Rueda, December 2000, “Soul expression through arts”, L.A., CA: University Times  
  Janet Samuelian, November 22, 1997, “Alina Mnatsakanian paintings,installations”, New York, NY: The Armenian Reporter International  
  Arus Shahbazian, December 11, 1997, “Mnatsakanian’s “Journey” into the inner reaches”, Glendale, CA: Asbarez Daily  
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