Yerznkyan 36, Yerevan, Armenia, 0033    
 (+374) 27 81 14   (+374) 55 51 39 72
 
hovhannesmargaryan@yahoo.com 
www.artlabyerevan.org


Statemant
    

I mainly work on canvases; I make also installations, photographs and videos. In my works I often use texts, repetitions, mirrors or reflections, the meaning of which is the reflection of the problems of our times.
Lives and works in Yerevan
A member of the Painters Union since 1988
A member of the Art-laboratory NGO since 2008 - 2015
A member of the Artlabyerevan NGO since 2015
An active participant in social and political events.

Education


1978-1984 - graduated from the Arts Institute 
1972-1978 the P. Terlemezyan Arts College A member of the Painters Union since 

Selected one-person exhibitions

2007- 
“Turn in , Turn on, Drop out, ”  Umtrieb-Gallery for contemprorary art, Kiel Germany
2003 – «Crush N60528» ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia 
1997 – «Selection», National Parliament of Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.   

Selected curated exhibitions

2008- 
“Resistance” Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex Yerevan   
2012 - "Reading Tumanyan"  Tumanyan's Museum 
2012 – “Naked life” Karen Demerchyan’s Museum, Yerevan 
2014 – “Capoeira”, ACCEA , XVIII Annual Festival of Alternative Art,  Imag(in)ing the Fufure   

Selected group exhibitions

2015 – present  
“Artlabyerevan”  group exhibition and art action participant. Yerevan
 2015 – “Never again” Armenien Centr for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia             
“Will to Life “Stil" Gallery, Gyumri, Armenia 
2014  “Reflection”  Re: museum, Contemporary Art and Museum, Tbilisi
2008 – 2015  “Art Laboratory Group” exhibition and art action participant. 
2012- ACCEA, Contemporary Art At the Dawn of  the Third Armenian Republic, Yerevan, Armenia 
2011-  View: Armenian Contemporary Art, Painters Union, Yerevan, Armenia 
2008 -   “Factum”  Yerevan
International biennal, Strategies of the history / Strategies of art, Gyumri
“Resistance”  Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex. Yerevan
2007- “Glorieuses Futilites”  Musee d Art Moderne de Saint – Etienne
“ Yerevan crisis”  Armenian Centre of Contemprorary Experimental Art. Yerevan 
2005 - “Society – body - art”  ACCEA. Yerevan.
“On the Move”, Basement, Vienna, Austria
“Euro renovation”  ACCEA. Yerevan
“Photo +”  ACCEA. Yerevan
“Memory and identity” Festival “Culturescapes” Basel. Switzerland 
2004 - Fourth international biennial. Gyumri
Na robu / on the edge. Lublyana Slovenia
“Golden Apricot” International Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia 
2003 – «Politic under 180» Armenian Center of Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia.
«Adjeu Parajanov» Kunsthale, Vienna, Austria
«Crush N60528» ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia 
2002 – Contemporary Armenian art, «Artist» Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran.      «Affirmative Art», ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia.
2001 – «Work in Progress» ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia.
Venice 49-th Biennale, Armenian Pavilion, Venice, Italy.
«beyond Icons», National Museum of Armenia, Yerevan
«Utopiana», Hay-Art Cultural Center, Yerevan, Armenia
Contemporary Armenian Art, Iran Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran. 
2000 – Gyumri 2nd International Biennale, Gyumri, Armenia. 
1999 – «Caribe Galeria de Arte» Sao Paolo, Brazil.
« To the Shut Town», Hay-Art Cultural Center, Yerevan, Armenia.
«Three Tendenices» Hay-Art Cultural Center, Yerevan, Armenia.
«Big Atrophy» Hay-Art Cultural Center, Yerevan, Armenia. 
1998 – Yerevan Biennale of Avant-garde Art, Yerevan, Armenia.
Gyumri 1st International Biennale, Gyumri, Armenia.
«Opus et Setera», ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia.
1997 – «The Dreams and Visions», Chicago, USA.
«Representation», ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia.
«Days of Danthe», Golonna City Hall, Italy.
1996 – « Work in Progress », ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia.
Fifth  Anniversary  of Independence Festival of Arts, ACCEA, Yerevan.
1995 – Armenian Contemporary Arts in the Moscow, Central House Painters, Moscow, Russian.
1994 – «The Landscape of Yerevan», EX VOTO, Yerevan, Armenia.
«Pacific», Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
«Apex» Arts School of Mkhitar Sebastaci College Hall, Yerevan, Armenia.
1993 – The Exhibition  of Armenian Arts, «International» Gallery, Detroit, USA.
The Exhibition  of Armenian Arts, «ALMA» Gallery, Boston, USA.
The Exhibition  of Armenian Arts, «Europe Art» Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
The Exhibition  of Armenian Arts, City Hall, Basel, Switzerland.
1992 – Armenian Post-Modernism, Central House Painters, Moscow, Russian.
Republican Spring Exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
Goyak collection, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
1991 – «Third floor», Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
Republican Spring Exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
Armenian Painters Exhibition, Juste Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
1990 – One Work Exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
Genocide Memorial Exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
1989 - One Work Exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
«The Youth of the Earth», all-Union young painters' exhibition, Beijing, China.
1988 – «The 70th Anniversary of Komsomol» all-Union young painters' exhibition, Moscow, Russian.
Republican Fall Exhibition, Yerevan, Armenia.
«The 70 th Anniversary of Armed Forces» all-Union exhibition, Manege Hall, Moscow Russian.
1987 - «The Youth of the Earth», young painters' republican exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
The 70th Anniversary of USSR young painters' republican exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
Young Painters Exhibition, Union of Architects, Yerevan, Armenia.
Armenian Culture Days in Sweden, Young Painters' Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden.
1986 – Republican Exhibition, Union of Painters, Yerevan, Armenia.
All-Union Exhibition, Central Painter House, Moscow, Russian.

Grant sand awards
 
1997 First Prize, «Days of Danthe», Golonna City Hall, Italy.