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Gimpo, South Korea (in progress)

Gimpo, South Korea

김포 국제교류 레지던시
Gimpo International Exchange Residency

Participated Artists: Ara Oshagan, Charlie Hachadourian, Silvina Der Meguerditchian
Hosted by Gimpo Culture Foundation

2020.01 ~ 2020.10



Ara Osahagan

그의 작품은 다세대에 걸친 이주와 디아스포라적 정체성에 대해 이야기하고 있다. 먼 과거, 아르메니아인 집단학살 (genocide)로 인해 서부 아르메니아에서부터 추방된 가족과 함께 레바논의 아르메니아 공동체에서 자란 그는 다시 한 번 레바논 내전에 의해 미국으로 삶의 터전을 옮기게 됐다. 여러 언어와 문화 사이, 다양한 사고 방식과 삶의 방식 사이에서 살아간 그의 정체성을 초국적 (transnational)임과 동시에 모호 (ambiguous) 하다. 그의 작품은 이런 배경에서 비롯됐다. ‘모호한 (ambiguous)’ 정체성에 대한 탐구와 신체적, 문화적, 언어적 경계를 넘나드는 주제를 담고 있다. 그는 붕괴되고 소외된 지역사회와 뿌리째 뽑히고, 탈구되고, 다시 흩어진 지역사회들 사이에서 그는 살아가며 이러한 삶의 방식과 관련된 감성과 구조에 대해 이야기한다.

(Extracted from I am a photographer and installation artist interested in disrupted and marginalized communities and identity. I am shaped by a history of multi-­‐generational dislocation and diasporic identity. A descendant of families who were displaced from Western Armenia by the Armenian Genocide, I was born in Beirut, Lebanon. I grew up in the Armenian community with a French/Armenian/Arabic elementary education. Displaced once again by the Lebanese civil war, my family and Iarrived penniless to the US. I came of age in America. I do not belong to any single country nor language nor nationality. I live in-­‐between several languages and cultures, among multiple ways of thinking and ways of life.My identity is transnational and ambiguous: it is a process. My work as a visual and installation artist springs from these sources: I am interested in the exploration of the ambiguities of my identity and the crossing of physical, cultural and linguistic boundaries. I live and work among disrupted and marginalized communities—communities that have been uprooted, dislocated and relocated and scattered again. Much of my research and work is about the sensibility and structure associated with this way of life. My own familial and personal history is deeply connected to the communities I photograph and engage in my artistic practice.


Charlie Hachadourian


2013   <Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art> 

(Vincent Price Art Museum) 

2010   <Sculpture> 

(Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park) 

<Carles Hachadourian Sculpture> 

(Long Beach City College) 

2009   <Counter Intelligence>

(Luckman Fine Arts Complex) 

<PEACE TENT 2009> 

Day One Pasadena 

< Short Order: Accretions, Arrays, Anomalies> 

(Luckman Fine Arts Complex) 


(Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions) 


Silvina Der Meguerditchian

그녀의 작품은 국가 정체성에 대한 부담, 사회 내 소수 자의 역할, 그리고 "사이 공간"의 가능성에 대한 이슈를 주로 다루고 있다. 사람들의 ‘이주’가 도시 환경에 가지는 영향과 그에 대한 결과에 관심을 가지고 있으며 과거의 재건과 아카이빙 작업은 그녀의 예술 작품에 있어 주요한 부분을 차지한다.


Extracted from artist is the granddaughter of Armenian immigrants to Argentina, since 1988 she lives in Berlin. Her artistic work deal with issues related to the burden of national identity, the role of minorities in the society and the potential of an space "in between". Der-Meguerditchian is interested in the impact of migration in the urban texture and its consequences. Reconstruction of the past and the building of archives are a red thread in her artistic research. Her work is multidisciplinary and uses different medias. Since 2010 she is artistic director of Houshamadyan (, a project to reconstruct Ottoman Armenian town and village life.  In 2014/15 she was awarded with a fellowship at the Kulturakademie Tarabya, a residency program of the German Foreign Ministry and the Goethe Institute in Istanbul. Further she participated in "Armenity", the Pavilion awarded with the Golden Lion at the 56. Venice Biennial for the best national participation. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions around the world, including, among others, Germany, Argentina, USA and Turkey…


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