Exploring Origins and Expressions

Hailing from Tehran, I am the product of a blend of cultures, with an Armenian lineage rooted in both Iran and Georgia. My journey led me to Paris at the age of 20 to pursue fine arts, where I came to grips with the perpetual sense of displacement that has characterized my life. Whether in Tehran, Paris, Los Angeles, or Neuchâtel, I have grappled with the notion of belonging.

As an Armenian without a fixed homeland, themes of identity and borders have naturally permeated my work. Delving into the history of my ancestors has ignited a passion to confront the social injustices endured by Armenians in the early 20th century.

Thus, my art is anchored in a quest to explore identity, borders, and social justice. While I began as a painter in Paris, my creative journey has evolved to encompass video, robotics, photography, and installation, each medium allowing me to delve deeper into these pressing issues.

My paintings embody the abstraction of an alphabet influenced by the Armenian script, reflecting the layered complexity of cultural identity. Robotics infuse my sculptures with movement, mirroring my innate desire for fluid expression. Photography captures fleeting moments of artistic inspiration, while installations serve as bridges between diverse forms of expression, uniting my ideas into cohesive narratives.

Message in a bottle, 2016, Musée des beaux arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

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