Melik Ohanian

born 1969


Melik Ohanian (in Armenian Մելիք Օհանյան, in Western Armenian Օհանեան) (born 1969 in France) is a French contemporary artist of Armenian origin. He lives and works in Paris and New York City. His work has been shown in many solo exhibitions including Galerie Chantal Crousel, Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, South London Gallery in London, De Appel in Amsterdam, IAC in Villeurbanne, Yvon Lambert in New York, Museum in Progress in Vienna, and Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile...

His art work includes Island of an Island (1998–2002) following the volcanic eruption on the island of Surtsey in 1963, Seven Minutes Before (2004), Invisible Film (2005) (a tribute to filmmaker Peter Watkins particularly Watkin' film Punishment Park) and From the Voice to the Hand (2008).

He has also taken part in a large number of group exhibitions around the world, in particular the 52nd and 56th Venice Biennale (representing France and Armenia), the São Paulo Biennial (representing France), the Berlin and Sydney biennials in 2004, Moscow and Lyon biennials in 2005 and Gwangju and Seville biennials in 2006.

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