Melik Ohanian


    • Male

    About the artist

    Lives and works in paris and New York
    1969: Was born in France

    He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier and the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in France.

    Ohanian’s artworks can be understood as physical and conceptual territories that focus on the concept of time. Drawing on research and scientific and philosophical methodologies, he has developed a body of work utilising a wide range of mediums. His installations examine the operative mode of the exhibition and move beyond the conventional boundaries that define images spatially and temporally. The artist places the viewer in an exploratory role and highlights the complexity of the temporal intervals that govern our relationship with the world.

    Ohanian’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions such as, Exils, Musée National Pablo Picasso, Chapelle Vallauris, France (2012), Peripheral Communities, London, Rich Mix, UK (2011), Lightbox Melik Ohanian, Café Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010), From The Voice to The Hand, In Between, Centre Musical Fleury Goutte d’Or – Barbara, Paris (2009), Seven Minutes Before, South London Gallery, UK (2006). The artist’s work has also been included in group exhibitions such as, J’ai Deux Amours, Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris (2011), Persistence of Vision II, Nikolaj Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2010), America, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon (2009), Interstitial Zone, Argos, Brussels, Belgium (2008), and Playback, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris (2007). His upcoming monography POLYLOGUES will be published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, Germany, this year.

    Ohanian’s work DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See (2011), was commissioned for Sharjah Biennial 10 (2011).

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