Meet the Author
Vartan Avakian is an artist. He studied Architecture and Urban Culture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. He is currently a resident artist at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. His work has been shown at MAXXI, Rome (2017); SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2017); Kunstverein München, Munich (2017); Beirut Art Center, Beirut, (2016); Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2015); Sursock Museum, Beirut (2015); and VideoWorks, Beirut (2015). Avakian was awarded the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2012.