ARAM ATAMIAN


Education

2019         MFA, Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2008        BFA, magna cum laude, Syracuse University/Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

2005        BA credit certificate, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

Performances & Exhibitions


2019       The 13th Pillar: August 31st, 1997, 12:20am, Paris. 
                          High Concept Labs, Chicago.

                Never Again This Time: composition for 6 lamps after Alex Forrest,                                                                                                                                                                                           Mana Contemporary; High Concept Labs, Chicago

                  An American Wins in Russia, Extase Gallery, Chicago

                Bodies in Exile (group show) GEARY Contemporary, NYC

                Under One Roof, Gray Center, University of Chicago

                ‘Tonight on Panorama, The Princess of Wales’, Dfbrl8r Gallery, Chicago

                  Oda[r]isque, HAYP Pop Up Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2018        ‘Tonight on Panorama, The Princess of Wales’, Ohklahomo!, Chicago

                  auto-eviction #4: Heirlooms or Clearing a Circle from the Dust,
                            Links Hall, Chicago; No Nation Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017          auto-eviction #3: Safe Space or All That Is I See, for Apichatpong Weerasethakul
                              The Serenity of Madness,
Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

                  By(r)0n1k,57th Venice Biennale, Arts & Globalization Pavilion, Venice, Italy

                  “Insatiable touch, touch endless”, Tethys Gallery, Florence, Italy

2016         WHO WILL PAY FOR THIS WALL?, HAYP Pop Up Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

                  FADE-OUT,Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA

                  in her plenty, Dorchester Art Project, Boston, MA

2015          in her plenty, HAYP Pop Up Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2012          Imitation of Christ, Maysles Film Institute, NYC

Collaborative Projects


2019         goat island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it                                                                                                                                                             Chicago Cultural Center.

                    New Normal, Jonas Becker, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2018         Name Announcer, Pierre Huyghe (lead), Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL

                  Carved to Flow, Otobong Nkanga (lead), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

                  Keep Walking Intently, Lori Waxman, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL

                  Rainbow Collapse, w/ Smolnikova + Williams, Boston Center of the Arts, MA

                  Withers, Marie Ségolène (lead), Congruent Space, Chicago, IL

2017          5 Things I Know To Be True, w/ Sophie Leddick, Kyra Lehman,
                             Nanna Rosenfeldt Olsen & Naoki Nakatani, New Blood XI, Links Hall, Chicago, IL

                  Other Magics, Aram & Silvia[1], Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia

                  Ինչ կա-չկա / ne var ne yok, Duygu Bostanci (lead), Hrant Dink Foundation,
                              Çıplak Ayaklar, Istanbul, Turkey; METU, Ankara, Turkey;
                              Berlin Art Hotel, Gyumri, Armenia; NPAK, Yerevan, Armenia

2016          Oru and the Bone Dolls at The Museum of the Ancient Future,
                                 
Rebecca Sylvia Posner (lead), Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015          where to start, w/ Brian Postalian & Apo Yaghmourian, Depi Hayk, Yerevan, Armenia

                  “the ballet is set in eternity”, Aram & Silvia, PIMA Institute, NYC;
                              Hotel Shirak,  Yerevan, Armenia

2014          Meadows Underground, Aram & Silvia, Chashama, NYC

2013          The Waves Project, Aram & Silvia, American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY

2012          Follicle Mirror, Rebecca Sylvia Posner (lead), Light Space, Brooklyn, NY


Selected Theater/Dance


2016          Who Left This Fork Here? (research), Daniel Fish, Baryshnikov Art Center, NYC

2015          Names, MIHR Theater, Tsolak Galstyan, HIGH FEST, Yerevan, Armenia

2014          As You Like It, Quintessence Theatre Group, Alex Burns, Philadelphia, PA

2013          Hamlet, Quintessence Theatre Group, Alex Burns, Philadelphia, PA

                  Our Town, Theatre At Monmouth, Davis Robinson, Monmouth, ME

                  Knight of the Burning Pestle, Theatre At Monmouth, Patrick Flick, Monmouth, ME

2012          Dreams of a Common Housefly, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Katherine Partington, NYC

                  Othello,Quintessence Theatre Group, Alex Burns, Philadelphia, PA

                  The Seagull, Quintessence Theatre Group, Alex Burns, Philadelphia, PA

2011          The Merchant of Venice, Quintessence Theatre Group, Alex Burns, Philadelphia, PA

2010          Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Theatre Row/YSC, Seth Duerr, NYC

                  Henry V, Quintessence Theatre Group, Alex Burns, Philadelphia, PA

2009          King Lear, Balloon Heaven, Julia Meltzer, NYC

2008          Doubt, Syracuse Stage, M. Burke Walker, Syracuse, NY

Residencies


2019          High Concept Labs, Artist in Residence, Chicago, IL

                  Ox-Bow, Fall Artists’ Residency, Saugatuck, MI

2018          Boston Center for the Arts, Run of the Mills Residency, Boston, MA

2017          Institute of Contemporary Art, Nest Residency, Yerevan, Armenia       

Grants/Awards


2019          Departmental nomination for SAIC Graduate Fellowship Awards

2018          Arts, Science + Culture Initiative, University of Chicago, IL

                  Graduate Dean Professional Development Grant, SAIC, Chicago, IL   

Speaking/Visiting Engagements


2019          Ox-Bow School of Art

                     Logan Center, University of Chicago

2018          School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Guest Lecturer, Photography Dept.

                   School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Lecture Series.

Curatorial Projects/Festival Programming


2019            New Blood XII,  Co-coordinator, Links Hall/SAIC, Chicago, IL

2015-16       High Fest Int. Performing Arts Festival, Co-coordinator, Yerevan, Armenia

2012            Off With Her Head, w/ Anya Smolnikova, Sedgwick Theater Gallery, Phila., PA



























 







[1]a collaborative duo with artist Rebecca Sylvia Posner