Ara Alekyan

Rhino

Spider

1959  Born in Vedi, Armenia

 1979  Graduated from Fine Arts College after Terlemezian, Yerevan

 1985 Graduated from 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

 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.