Ararat Sarkissian
Born in Gyumri, Armenia, 1956. Lives and works in Yerevan. Ararat Sarkissian has graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Gyumri and then has accomplished his studies at the Panos Terlemezian Fine Arts College in Yerevan. His art expresses the retention of experience, of identity and of memory. Sarkissian’s work, post-modern, conceptual, and abstract in part, makes reference to ancient cultures, and not only to the important medieval tradition of Armenian illuminated manuscripts but also to the wider art of medieval and renaissance Europe. The artist is a member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences and International Association of Art, as well as an Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia. Sarkissian has participated in international art expos and exhibitions around the world including “Contemporary Armenia Artists”, University of Kassel, Germany (1992); “Art Contemporaine d’Arménie”, Orangerie du Luxembourg, Paris (2007); “Armenian Contemporary Art”, Annexis Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2015); “1st Armenian Art Fair, Yerevan Expo”, Armenia in 2018 etc. Among his one-person exhibition are: “Archetypes”, Gallery Lobby, Nicosia,Cyprus (2000); Vicki Hovannesian Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago,USA (2002); Harvest Gallery, Glendale, California, USA (2005); “Armenian Streets”, Permanent exhibition, Armenian Street Foundation Museum, Singapore (2018) etc. In 2013, he represented Armenia in the 55th Venice Art Biennale.