Vartan Markarian

About

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Born and currently live in the city of Poltava, Ukraine.

Graduated from Poltava national technical University, Department of fine arts as master of fine arts in 2014.

Solo exhibition of painting series “Smoke” in the gallery of modern art JUMP, Poltava. 2016

Vartan Markarian’s paintings are subtle, but their subtleness is best suited only for prepared viewers who perceive the very special aesthetic of modern art – its aesthetic from the opposite. Important is not what’s on the canvas, but how; not the outer beauty, but the importance within.

Excerpt from the article on artukraine.com.ua by Victoria Burlaka

Personal exhibitions

2019 – Bunkermuz gallery personal exhibition “Wandering Only Whispers”. Ukraine. Ternopil
2019 – Personal exhibition “Danger looking for a fairy tale” Center of contemporary art JUMP. Ukraine.Poltava.
2018 – Personal Exhibition “City Identification” AVS -art gallery. Ukraine, Kyiv
2017 – Personal exhibition, series “Smoke part 2”, Sklo gallery. Ukraine, Kyiv
2016 – Personal exhibition, series “URBAN”, Poltava Art Gallery (Nikolai Yaroshenko Art Museum), Poltava.Ukraine
2016 – Personal exhibition, series “Smoke”, Center of contemporary art JUMP.

Сollective exhibition

2020 – The environment of existence. Manifesto 2020. Lavra Art Gallery. Kyiv. Ukraine.
2019 – Biennale of Contemporary Art “Bread”. Hlebzawod. Kyiv. Ukraine.
2019 – Art project Genesis . Dancing House gallery. Prague. Czech Republic.
2019 – Frontier – VR Art Festival. Ukraine. Kyiv. M17 Contemporary art center.
2019 – “Waves of reality or excitement in Travneve” exhibition of the results of the Art residence
Nazar Voitovych, Modern Art Research Institute of Ukraine. Kiev.
2019 – Participant of the project “417 Erorr. Expactation Failed”. Poltava Art Gallery (Nikolai Yaroshenko Art Museum), Ukraine
2018 – Participant of the project “Without Three Steps Genesis” project at Palazzo Velli Expo. Italy. Rome
2017 – Participant of the project”Fixing the Impossible”. Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts
and National Taras Shevchenko Museum. Ukraine. Kyiv.
2017 – Finalist of “Art-Battle”, gallery “White World”. Ukraine, Kyiv
2017 – Participant of the project “White on the White” Center of contemporary art JUMP. Ukraine. Poltava.
2017 – Participant of the project Art Autumn contemporary. Center of Contemporary Art – M17.Ukraina. Kyiv

Residences, symposiums

2019 – Hackathon. Frontier – VR Art Festival. Ukraine. Kharkiv.
2019 – “Aura of the City” Research Residence, Starobilsk. Ukraine
2019 – III Ukrainian Summer Program of Artistic Residence. Nazariy Voitovich. Travneve village, Ternopil.
2018 – Participant of the VR Residence of Blockchain Art Hackathon 2.0. Ukraine, Kyiv
2017 – International Symposium “Imago Anima” in Trnava. Slovakia

Achievement

2018 – Scholarship of the President of Ukraine for young artists in the field of fine arts.
2016, 2017 – Scholarship of the President of Ukraine (wood carving, National Union of Masters of
folk art of Ukraine).
2015 – Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.