Susanna Gyulamiryan
29/03 - 19/05/2017

Susanna Gyulamiryan

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Susanna Gyulamiryan, (b.Yerevan, Armenia) is a curator and art critic who has initiated and implemented numerous exhibitions, research and educational programs in Armenia and internationally. In 2007, she co-founded Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory (ACSL), where she is currently the appointed president. In 2008, she initiated the ‘Art Commune’ International Artist-in-Residence Program. Since 2006, Susanna Gyulamiryan has been a member of AICA-Armenia (International Association of Art Critics). During a period of ten years, Susanna Gyulamiryan led courses in Cultural Studies and Feminist Art (theory and Practice) at the Department of Fine Arts, Armenian Open University (International Academy of Education) and carried out an MA course in Gender Studies at the Department of Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University.

Her recent publications include ‘Women’s Art versus Feminist Art. Categories and Contradictions in Art Practices of Armenia’, in ‘Manifestation of Women’s Movement in Armenia at the end of 20th beginning of 21st Century, G.Shahnazaryan (ed.), ZartPrint, 2015; ‘Women’s Art in Armenia. Categories and Contradictions in Contemporary art of Armenia’, in ‘Women’s Museum. Curatorial Politics in Feminism, Education, History and Art’, Elke Krasny (ed), Frauen Museum Meran and contributors, Loker Verlag, Austria, 2013; ‘Thoughts Provoking Art. Possibility of the Angel’, in ‘Plot for a Biennial’, 10th Sharjah Biennial of Contemporary Art, Susan Cotter, Rasha Salti (eds), Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, 2012; ‘All Others’, in ‘Human Doors’, S.Gyulamiryan (ed), ACSL, Armenia.

Recent curatorial projects include: Political and Cultural Paradox of V.Shukhov (Alternative Modernity/Alternative Colonization in Soviet Empire. Rethinking Post-Soviet’, field research and exhibition, GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RF, 2017 (under construction); ‘Come Close. Art from Different Angles’, international exhibition of artists from Armenia, France, Iran, and Switzerland, co-curator: Alina Mnatsakanian (sz), Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland; ‘Taking Position. Identity Questioning’, research, public talks and exhibition of artists and curators from Armenia and Italy, co-curator: Aria Spinelli (it), FARE-CCA, ACSL, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan, Turin, Florence, Yerevan, Vanadzor, 2013; ‘Dependency Culture as a State of Mind’, international exhibition (a visual statement to the Berlin Biennale (BB7) open call), Interior DAsein (Kolonie Wedding), Berlin, Germany, 2012; ‘Art and Power - Atlantis 11’ within HEICO (Heritage, Identities and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices), co-curated with a network of international curators, 54th Biennale in Venice, Italy, 2011; ‘Gender Trouble’, series of exhibitions, public talks and screening, Yerevan, Armenia, 2008-2011; ‘Possibility of the Angel’, 10th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Sharjah, UAE, 2010; ‘Subjects-Objects of the History and Their Stories’, Center for Creative Industries FABRIKA, Moscow, Russia, 2009; ‘Inter-diagnose’,  International forum of contemporary art, series of seminars by cultural critic H. Bayadyan and international exhibition by artists from Armenia, Norway, France, Taiwan, Finland, Canada, Artists’ Union, Yerevan, Armenia, 2008.