Melik Ohanian

Born in France in 1969.
Lives and works in New York and Paris.

All Melik Ohanian's work explores the means, supports and allegorical power of the images, reverting constantly to several subjects: desert areas, the working class world, the end of revolutionary utopias and social, historical, and scientific facts.

His work has appeared in numerous museums and international exhibitions, including: Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France (2014); Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, U.S.A (2013); Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India (2012); Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile (2008); CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (2007); South London Gallery, Londres, United Kingdom (2006); De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2006); IAC, Villeurbanne, France (2006); PERFORMA 05, New York, U.S.A (2005); Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, U.S.A (2004); The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, U.S.A (2003); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2002).

Selected biennals include the Lyon Biennal (2017/2005); Sydney Biennal (2016/2004); Venice Biennal (2015/2007); Sharjah Biennale (2011); Gwangju Biennale (2006); Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2004); Sao Paulo Biennal (2004).

Melik Ohanian is the recipient of the several prizes : Golden Lion for the Best National Pavilion (Armenia), 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; Marcel Duchamp Award, France, 2015; CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2007; Art Pace, San Antonio, USA, 2005; Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy, 2003.

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