Arman Vahanyan

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, October 10th, 1978

Education:

1988 - 1992 State Art School of the southwest district of Yerevan
1993 - 1995 Yerevan Panos Terlemezyan State College of Fine Arts, Department of Painting
1995 - 2001 Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Graphics

Work experience:

Since 2006 Head of the printmaking studio at the National Center of Aesthetics, Yerevan

Membership:

1997 - 2004 Member of The Union of Realist Artists
Since 2002 Member of The Artists’ Union of Armenia

Illustrations:

2003 Booklets & posters for the Red Cross program against tuberculosis: (“Tuberculosis treatment duration”, “Tuberculosis transmission” & “BE in pare with doctor”, etc. (Health duration materials)
2005 Illustrations for “Healthy Child Care & Nutrition” (World Vision Armenia)
Illustrations for “Healthy Nutrition, Food Safety Hygiene” (World Vision Armenia)
2005 - 2006 Illustrations for Gerda Sula’s “Faster”
2010 “The Secondhand Smoke and the Health of Your Family” brochure, American University of Armenia

Solo exhibitions:

2016 “Visual Formations”, paintings of the year 2016, T66 Kulturwerk, Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany
2017 “Every Day’s Surface. Graphic works 2014 – 2017”, Atelier Mondial (Christoph Merian Stiftung), Basel, Switzerland
2017 “Parallel Realities. Graphic Works 2000 – 2017”, Kurfürstliches Gärtnerhaus Bonn, Bonn, Germany
2017 “Every Day’s Surface”, solo exhibition of graphic works in the context of the “First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017”, Dalan Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

Group exhibitions:

1995 Spring Exhibition of Young Artists, Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum, Yerevan , Armenia
1996 Spring Exhibition of Young Artists, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
1997 Autumn Exhibition of Young Artists, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
1997 First Exhibition of the Union of Realist Artists, National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
1998 Exhibition dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the earthquake in Spitak (Armenia), Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2000 National Exhibition “Painting, Graphic & Sculpture”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2002 Exhibition of Plastic Arts “37º”, group exhibition of Syrian and Armenian artists, Artist’s Union Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2002 “Exhibition of Four”, Bookstore-Café “ArtBridge”, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 “Hidden World”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 “Contemporary Art of Young Armenian Artists”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 “Armenian Graphic Art 2003. Dante in Armenia”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2004 “Graphics & Sculpture 2004”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2005 Concert-exhibition dedicated to Armenian Genocide’s 90th Anniversary, Komitas Chamber Music House, Yerevan, Armenia
2005 International Biennial of Small Prints Lodz’ 2005, Poland
2006 “Exhibition of Four”, Bookstore-Café “ArtBridge”, Yerevan, Armenia
2006 7th Triennale Mondiale de l’Estampe Petit Format, Chamalières, France
2006 “Infinity” Belorussian and Armenian Graphic Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Minsk, Belorussia
2007 “Estamp 2007”, Armenian and Belorussian Graphic Art Exhibition, National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2008 “Republican Youth Exhibition”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2010 “Republican Youth Exhibition”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2010 “Shorja. A Retrospective Look at the Future”, Artist’s Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2011 “Shorja 2011”, Artist’s Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2011 “Old Yerevan” Graphic Art Exhibition, “Bureaucrat” Bookstore, Yerevan, Armenia
2011 Exhibition dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 “Exhibition of 10”, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 Armenian and Japanese Contemporary Art, Museum of Russian Art, Collection Prof. Aram Abrahamyan, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 Armenian and Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yokohama Creative City Center, Yokohama, Japan
2012 “When Sandy was gone”- Project, Visual Gap Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2013 “Digital Museum’s Night” – Project, Visual Gap Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2013 “Armenian-Estonian Cultural Mission, Artists’ Union of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 "In Search of the Lost Paradise", 1st International Graphic Art Exhibition, Cultural Centre Nuevo Inicio Exhibition Hall, Granada, Spain
2014 “Striding Imprints. Tigran Sahakyan, Arman Vahanyan, Tigran Kirakosyan in Tallinn”, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 “Striding Imprints. Tigran Sahakyan, Arman Vahanyan, Tigran Kirakosyan in Tallinn”, United Nations’ Office in Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2015 “All Together Now. Exhibition of Armenian, Icelandic and German contemporary art”, Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany
2015 “All Together Now. Exhibition of Armenian, Icelandic and German contemporary art”, Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany
2016 “Auftakt/KunstDialog. Ausstellungszyklus No. 1”, Works by Arman Vahanyan and Therese Weber, a.a.1 KulturRaum, Arlesheim (Basel-County), Switzerland
2016 The Third Silk Road International Arts Festival, Xi’an, China
2017 “First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017”, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Prizes and Awards:

1998 Diploma (Exhibition dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the earthquake in Spitak, Armenia), Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2014 “Diploma of Excellence” awarded by the National Library of Estonia on the occasion of the “artist-in-residence” stay and exhibition “Striding Imprints” in Tallinn, Estonia
2017 3rd Prize at the “First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017”, Yerevan Armenia

Residencies:

2014 Artist-in-residence (4 weeks) in Tallinn, Estonia, on invitation by the Estonian Printmakers’ Association
2016 Artist-in-residence (6 months) in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany, in the context of the international artists’ exchange program organized by Foundation KulturDialog Armenien, Christoph Merian Foundation (Atelier Mondial), Basel, Switzerland and the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany
2016 Artist-in-residence (2 months) in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany, on invitation by the association Künstlerwerkstatt L6 Freiburg in Breisgau and the Cultural Office of the City of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany
2017 Artist-in-residence (3 months) in Basel, Switzerland, on invitation by Atelier Mondial (Christoph Merian Stiftung Basel, Switzerland)