ARA ALEKIAN

Ara Alekian

Biography

1959  Born in Vedi, Armenia
1979  Fine Arts College after Terlemezian, Yerevan
1985  Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts

1986-89  Moscow Fine Arts Academy, Yerevan branch
1988  Member of Artists' Union of Armenia

2002  "Rhinoceros" won the title of being the best sculpture of the last ten years and won "Vahagn" prize 

2011  Honored Artist of Armenia

 

Exhibitions

 

 

2014 Contemporary Art Istanbul, Turkey
2012 "In Search for Paradise", New Figurative Art of Armenia Pesaro, Italy
2012 Antikyan Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2011 "Dance of Ancestors" at the National Gallery of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
2011 "Cité des Arts" exhibition Paris, France
2011 "Spider" exhibition, Euro expo 2011 Dusseldorf, Germany

2008

Open air exhibition, Charles Aznavour Square Yerevan, Armenia
2007 Annual exhibition, Artists' Union of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
2007 Open air exhibition, Charles Aznavour Square Yerevan, Armenia
2007 Open air exhibition, in front of the Moscow Cinema Yerevan, Armenia
2006 "Horse", "Bull", "Bear" sculptures are exhibited in Brussels Belgium
2006 Open air exhibition, Charles Aznavour Square Yerevan, Armenia
2005 "Art Caucasus Association" Biennale Georgia
2004 Open air exhibition, Charles Aznavour Square Yerevan, Armenia
2003 Annual exhibition, Artists' Union of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
1999 International Cultural Festival Beirut, Lebanon
1998 "Omen", NPAK Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art Yerevan, Armenia
1998 Exhibition of Avant-garde Art Yerevan, Armenia
1998 International Biennale of Avant-garde Art Gyumri, Armenia
1982-1991 A number of Republican exhibitions Armenia
1991 Art-Business Association Goyac Armenia
1990 "World's Young People" international exhibition Moscow, Russia
1989 International exhibition Moscow, Russia
1983 "Sculpture 83" international exhibition Moscow, Russia

 

Awards

 

 

2002 "Vahagn Awards" for "The Rhinoceros", Yerevan, Armenia
2005 A film about Ara Alekian's art- "Born from Fire" by Suren Ter-Grigorian (Shoghakat TV, Armenia), won the Grand Prize in Epona International Festival, France

 

 

Collections

 

“William Saroyan”, Russian Cultural Fund

“Minas Avetisian, Kochar, Sarian” composition, RCF

“Queen and King”, Gazprom, Moscow, Russia

“William Saroyan”, Armenian Cultural Fund

“Scorpion”, Paul Guiragossyan Museum, Beirut, Lebanon

“Sculpture of horse”, Beirut Cultural Fund

“Bull”, Vedi-Alco, Armenia

"Snail", Modern Art Museum, Yerevan, Armenia

“Vazgen Sargssian” sculpture-portrait, Vedi-Alco, Armenia

“Bull”, Jan Poghosian fund in Antwerpen, Belgium

“Horse”, Jan Poghosian fund in Antwerpen, Belgium

"Horse", Brussels, Belgium

 

 

Memorials

 

 

1987 “Perch Proshian” bust, Yerevan, Armenia

1989 Earthquake Memorial, Vedi, Armenia

1998 Earthquake Memorial, Gyumri, Armenia

2000 “Military leader Vazgen Sargssian” bust, Vedi, Armenia

 

 

 

Since 2013 Ara Alekian's artworks are permanently exposed at Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia.