Melik Ohanian
Born in Paris, France 1969. Lives and works in New York and Paris. Melik Ohanian’s work explores the means, supports and allegorical power of the images reverting constantly to several subjects: desert areas, the working class world, the end of revolutionary utopias and social, historical, and scientific facts. His work has appeared in numerous museums and international exhibitions, including: Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Whitney Museum, New York (2016); CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète (2014); Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (2013); Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai (2012); Matucana 100, Santiago (2008); CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu (2007); South London Gallery, Londres, De Appel, Amsterdam, IAC, Villeurbanne (2006); PERFORMA 05, New York (2005);Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York (2004); The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta (2003), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002). Selected biennales include the Busan Biennale (2018), Lyon Biennale (2017/2005), Sydney Biennale (2016/2004), Venice Biennale (2015/2007), Sharjah Biennale (2011), Gwangju Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2004), Sao Paulo Biennale (2004). In 2018 Melik Ohanian inaugurated his installation “Streetlights of Memory” in the Parc Trembley in Geneva. Ohanian is a recipient of the several prizes, such as: Golden Lion for the Best National Pavilion (Armenia), the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; Marcel Duchamp Award, France, 2015; CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2007; Art Pace, San Antonio, the USA, 2005; Villa Medici, Rome, Italy, 2003. Photo by DR/Rajak Ohanian. Image courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Parigi