The art, where I see my existence, is about the world - where we don’t have separation between inner and outer realities, between inside and outside_ it is the world where the seeing is realized within the reality: I am looking for the artistic ‘flesh’, which is able to exist in this united world. Natural surfaces and structures are the most ancient and experienced media coming from the times of our origin. They transform themselves endlessly and they are able to become this flesh, the bridge between the inside and the outside.
Hrachya Vardanyan was born in 1987. He lives and works in Gyumri, Armenia.
2005-2010 Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts, Gyumri Branch , Armenia.
Obtained a Master's degree in Fine Arts, focus: hand-made bookmaking.
2017, March- June, Neubruck, Austria ”Crossing Spaces-Scheibbs meets Armenia”, pilot art-residency project in development of Armenian-Austrian cultural connections,
realized in Neubruck Toepperschloss and Old Paper Factory.
2015, July Deer Isle, ME, USA.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts: session Textile/Surface Design with Prof. Mary Anne Jordan, educational project supported by “Luys” Foundation.
2013, April Mallorca, Spain
“Mallorca Translocal Meeting”: an artists’ initiatives meeting involved Pilari Joan Miro foundation for the conference and outside installations, exhibition at the Casal Can Gelabert cultural center of Binissalem.
2012, February-March Clo, Ireland
Samkura Trans-European Art and Culture project supported by the EACEA, which combines an international artist in residence program with thematic research and the production of new artworks.
Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions
2019 Klagenfurt, Austria
“Inside the Crater” at Galerie Magnet im Palais Fugger
2018 Berlin, Germany
“Meghri” - Hommage in 4 Tableaux: INSIDE THE CRATER.
From the simultaneities of living landscapes and ongoing revolutions. At Galerie MAIFOTO
2017 Neubruck, Austria
“One Day in The Land of St. Florian“
Study of Austrian cultural landscape and interconnections through the elemental powers
2017 Lech/Vorarlberg, Austria
“HOMECOMING_through lace and stone”/Türe/door project on Green Ring
2015 October Beijing, China
6th Beijing international Art Biennale:
Armenian special exhibition
2015 Vienna, Austria
“Serpent Shed Skin”project/April24 at Porgy & Bess
2015 Alicante, Spain
“Serpent Shed Skin”project at Frax Fundation
2015 Wiener Neustadt, Austria
“Serpent Shed Skin”project at Stadt Museum
2014 Aruch, Armenia
The Return of The Dragon Carpet one day performance at St. Gregory 7th century cathedral
2012 Gyumri, Armenia
Dawns by Mount Errigal, at Berlin Art Hotel by Gallery 25
2010 Gyumri, Armenia
7th International Gyumri Bienniale
2008 Frezno, USA
Dogs and Chairs, solo exhibition in the scopes of Art Exchange
between Gyumri Gallery 25 in Armenia and Fresno Gallery 25, USA.
Hrachya Vardanyan is the co-founder of "Wishapaqar: Node of Space & Human Perception”, a cultural NGO from Armenia.