1958 Born in Echmiadzin, Armenia
1981 Graduated from Panos Terlemezian Arts College, Yerevan, Armenia
2002 Recipient of the “Vahagn ” Award for Art and Culture, Armenia
1989 Permanent Mission of the Republic of Armenia Moscow, Russia
1994 Art Expo Zurich, Switzerland
1995 Emma Goss, Noah’s Ark Gallery Beirut, Lebanon
1997 CHP Moscow, Russia
1998 Borges center, Noah’s Ark Gallery Buenos Aires, Argentina
1998 Sarah Garcia Urabira Art Gallery Buenos Aires, Argentina
1998 Caribe Gallery Sao Paulo, Brazil
1998 First International Biennale Gyumri, Armenia
1998 Gevorgian Institute Echmiadzin, Armenia
1999 Modern Art Museum Yerevan, Armenia
2001 Hamazkayin Arshile Gorky Art Gallery New York, USA
2001 Modern Art Museum of Tehran Iran
2002 Vinitskaya Gallery Munich, Germany
2004 Exhibition at Gevorgian Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2004 The First International Art Expo “Art Caucasus” Tbilisi, Georgia
2005 The Second International Art Expo “Art Caucasus” Tbilisi, Georgia
2006 National Culture Center of Kuwait, Abdala Al-Salem Hall Kuwait
2006 “Meeting” the group exhibition of German, Georgian and Armenian artists at National Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2007 C. Gulbenkian center “Colors of Armenia” Aleppo, Syria
2007 A.G.B.U. “Colors of Armenia” Damascus, Syria
2007 “Ararat-Fujjy” at National Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2007 Armenian General Benevolent Union Pasadena LA, USA
2010 New Masterpieces of Arame Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2011 UNESCO Palace Beirut, Lebanon
2012 Grand Opening of a New Art Center of Arame Art Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2012 "Symphony of Colors" Beirut, Lebanon
2013 10th Anniversary of Arame Art Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2013 Selected Art Works Beirut, Lebanon
2013 "Sensual Revelations" Beirut, Lebanon
2014 Selected Art Works 2014 Vienna, Austria
2014 "Beauty in the Palm'' Beirut, Lebanon
2000 Modern Art Museum of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
2004 Gevorgian Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2004 Modern Art Museum of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
2013 National Center of Aesthetics Yerevan, Armenia
His works are kept at National Gallery of Armenia, Modern Art Museum of Armenia, in the funds of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia, Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin’s Khrimyan Museum, Arame Art Gallery, (Yerevan, Armenia).
The best representatives of the new generation defined their concept more precisely, and they don't need to resort to the justifying formula "Caesar's things to Caesar, but God's things to God". Albert Hakobian, from the very beginning infected with the virus of abstractionism, refers to the most principal and successive adherents of this complex stream in the modern art. The mysterious texture of his works carries a charge of energy, full of mysterious spirituality. One can feel an experience of the past ages in his works, rather reflected in the atmosphere, that in the visual resemblance with the canvases of professional artists of the past, and the mysterious quality, becoming a shortage nowadays.
The isolation from world processes at some point brought our art to an anachronism. This gap is gradually decreasing. The thinking of Albert Hakobian corresponds exactly to his time. The anachronism is out of the question, not in competent parameters of decades, but the level achieved by the artist is the best proof. To tell the truth, in the very beginning when we first got acquainted, although his works attracted my attention for its not being stereotype, I did not think, did not foresee that indisputable quality, the quality which he achieved later. The rich surface of his works meets the most severe requirements. Albert has gone through a few stages, which developed according to the rules of spiral.
At the point where it is declining he leaves the easel for a while. Only having exhausted all the possible variants of the regular stoke, he lets himself get a compulsory break until the next accumulation of energy and then, without turning back, passes to the next stormy stage. Everything happens as if apart from his will, entirely subconscious, but so persuasive, that it is not perceived incidentally — the created art value is beyond doubt. The moral law of Albert Hakobian does not allow any falsity and doubtful errors. The art for him is not a fun, not an entertainment and even not a means to earn money, he is entirely in the power of painting. Even with the best will in the world he is not able to make a compromise. Albert is evolving slowly, but correctly, without changing the chosen way, without rapidly expanding the amplitude, first of all fixing the quality. You cannot notice any trace of tautology in his works. The stages of his creative work cannot be confused, the replacement does not disappoint. His works are unique at the peak of every cycle.
At the moment of creative ecstasy he is creating at the surface a complex and rich texture, which cannot be repeated. Today the artists forge so authentically, that the specialists cannot distinguish the original from the forgery without X-rays. There is no possibility to copy Albert's works. His texture is full of interlace, so the false will be discovered immediately. The feelings arisen at the moment of the excitement, which soak in the texture, cannot be repeated even by the author.
The abstract painting requires more a highly refined taste, as the true expert in music has. The music has never appealed to illustrate the plot, it contains the mystery of sounds. The abstract painting is the same music in color.
As Balzac said: "To look — doesn't mean to see".
The true artist should be believed in. I believe in Albert Hakobian.