(Russia May 13, 1979 -)
BiographyNarine Arakelian (born in Siberia and of Armenian descent, May 13, 1979, based in Venice, Italy and Los Angeles, USA) is an emerging contemporary artist who creates Feminist Performance Art, Installa- tion Art, Painting, Sculpture, Video Art, Environmental Art, and the use of advanced innovations and new digital technology connects vir- tuality with the traditions of Fine Arts.
Narine Arakelian graduated from the Surikov Moscow State Aca- demic Art Institute (2015), studying under artists Aidan Salakhova, Sergey Ossovsky and Yuri Shishkov.
ExhibitionArakelian’ s exhibiting career was initiated and curated bAyidan Salakhova at the Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod and at the Shchusev Museum of Architecture in Russia in 2012-2014.
In May 2015 Narine Arakelian premiered the “Stigmata” painting as a
part of a group exhibition “Personal Structures: Crossing Borders” in a parallel program of the European Cultural Centre for the 56th Venice Biennale, curated by Karlyn De Jongh, Sarah Gold, Valeria Ro- magnini, Rene Rietmeyer at the Palazzo Mora,Venice (Italy).
In May 2017 Narine Arakelian exhibited her independent art project “L'Illusion du Marriage” inside Venice’s historic building the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, as a parallel program for the 57th Venice Biennale. The installation incorporated Tintoretto’s paint- ings, the video work “Decommodofocation Principle”, textiles, paint-
ings and performances “ Love is...” and “ Honeymoon” . The project also involved a network of interventions across Venice culminating in the performances at Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista.
In June 2018 Narine Arakelian presented “NAPROSVET” solo show and performance art at The Museum of Moscow , curated by Dorian Batycka.
The same year Narine Arakelian presented her installations “Glasses” and “Hope” at “5x5x5” project of Seventy-one Collateral Events, run- ning in parallel to the Manifesta XII in Palermo (Italy), curated by María Inés Plaza Lazo in collaboration with Alina Kolar, Dalia Maini and Christian Siekmeier.
In May 2019 Narine Arakelian presented the public intervention “Cast Iron Pots and Pans” in the “Revolutionary Sensorium” at the Arme- nian Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale, curated by Susanna Gyu- lamiryan in conjunction with her solo exhibition, “The Pharos Flower” and performance “The Bloom” curated by Pier Paolo Scelsi at the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo - one of Venice’s most iconic land- marks. The “Cast Iron Pots and Pans” piece is an exploration of the revolutionary events of the ‘Velvet Revolution’ that took place in Ar- menia in Spring 2018 uniting civilians through their slogan of ‘soli- darity and love’.