Mekhitar Garabedian

Mekhitar Garabedian (b. 1977 Aleppo, Syria) is an Armenian artist currently living and working in Belgium. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), University College Ghent, and at Sint-Lukas Brussels, University College of Art and Design. Garabedian interrogates the formation of the self and the place of the individual in a contemporary world shaped and disrupted by migration. Just as his personal diasporic history is layered, his work echoes with a multiplicity of references to literature, music, philosophy and visual arts. Selected solo exhibitons include: I love you, but I don’t know, Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2014); without even leaving, we are already no longer there, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2011/12); Young Man Blues, KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium (2010); The End, Again, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium (2009/10); Something about today, Beurschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium (2008); and Intimacy is being angry..., ArtBrussels, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Belgium (2008). Selected group exhibitions include: Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York (2014); Art Basel, Albert Baronian Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (2014); The Ever Changing Body III, cc Strombeek (Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent), Belgium (2014); ArtBrussels, Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2014); Le Faux Soir, a project by KIOSK (Ghent) for Art Brussels, Belgium (2014); The Sky is Blue in Some Other Way, Elba Benitez Gallery, Madrid (2014); Bande à part, Albert Baronian Gallery, CAB, Brussels, Belgium (2014); Long ago, and not true anyway, waterside contemporary, London (2013); ArtBrussels, Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Inside Out, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (2012); TRACK, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2012); and Graphology, Drawing Room, London (2012). Garadedian is represented by Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels.

Last updated: 24.09.2014


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