v i s u a l a r t i s t - s i l v i n a d e r - m e g u e r d i t ch i a n
v i s u a l   a r t i s t  -  s i l v i n a   d e r - m e g u e r d i t ch i a n

Exhibitions

Selected solo exhibitions

<2016> Verstrickungen, Auguste Bebel Institut, Berlin <2015> Aferim Yavrum – Kleine Gesten der Annäherung, August Bebel Institut, Berlin <2014> Memory without a place at DEPO, Istanbul and Surp Giragos Church, Diyarbakir <2013> Erinnerung ohne Ort, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin | Mjasin Veflechtungen Exhibition/dance performance at Ballhausnaunynstrasse <2011>Auch Bäume können fliegen, ECCHR, Berlin, <2010>Aferim Yavrum, Little Gestures of Cooperation, BM SUMA, Istanbul, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, KARDES, InteriorDAseinNET, Berlin, <2009> Gallery K9 Aktuelle Kunst, Hannover, Germany <2006> Siempreviva, Klosterruine, Berlin, <2005>RECONOCER, Galerie ELSI del RIO, Buenos Aires, <2004>The dream collection, Laboratorio Berlin, Instituto Cervantes, Berlin <2003> Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, A.L.M.A Museum, Watertown MA, U.S.A; <2002>The texture of the identity, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires <2001>Subjektive Eindrücke, C.C. Borges, Buenos Aires; Migraciones urbanas, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires

Selected group exhibitions

<2016> CMYK, Cavuspace, Berlin | DAO (Dilijan Art Observatory) Dilijan, Armenia.

Erinnerung und Gerechtigkeit, Akademie der Künste, Berlin | Traumorte, Museum für Europäische Kulturen, Berlin | From Generation to Generation, Jewish Museum, San Francisco

<2015> Armenity, Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial |A toast to Mnemosyne, in the Festival “It snows in April”, Maxim Gorki Theater,Berlin | Grandchildren, new geographies of belonging, DEPO, Istanbul | Mobilizing Memory, at WUK, Wien | Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories, at Columbia University‘s Leroy Neiman Gallery | Art & memory, Kevorkian Center gallery, NYU, New York <2014> Nereye? Experimental street theater, Istanbul | Verstrickungen, exhibition performance at Europe 14/14 at Gorki Theater, Berlin | Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing, Istanbul <2013> Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin | Heute, hier/ Bügün burada, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin <2012> §301 Die Beleidigte Nation, Ballahaus Naunynystrasse, Berlin | 10th Filmmor Women Film Festival, Istanbul

FLYING, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin <2011>, Runnerspoint, InteriorDAseinNET, Berlin <2010, Whatch the gap, InteriorDAseinNET, Berlin><2009, Thisplaced, real, virtual, In between, Tallinn City Gallery, Filmmor Film Festival Istanbul, Voulou/Obligé at Krossing, Collateral Event in the 53rd Venice Biennial> <2008, “Obscurum per obscurious”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, Biennial Teheran, Istanbul><Tehran roaming biennale, Istanbul><New Berlin Festival, Berlin><Kahvehane, Theaterproject Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin> <2007, Visual Dialog: Under_construction, Mekhitarist Monastery, Venice, „Reality crossings”, 2. International Photo Festival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg> <2006, Artfair ARTEBA 06 with Gallery Elsi del Rio, Buenos Aires, 9. Biennale Gyumri, Armenia/ Zona de Trânsito, Cervantes Institut, São Paulo, Zona efímera>  <2005, Las lloronas del arte, Performance/Film with lab Berlin, Prima Center Gallery, Berlin, ARTEBA05, Buenos Aires, “The free will”, Bunker in the Arena, Berlin, Urban realities: Focus Istanbul, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, “Heimat: Inbetween”, Hamburg, “Corrosión”, Uberlandia, Brazil,“Always visible”, Sao Paulo> <2004, Evita: un Escudo, Senate from Buenos Aires, “Ciclo” with Imaginary Line, C.C. Sao Paulo, Brazil, Print Triennial, InExile, Center for Contemporary arts, Tallinn, Eastland, Paradies Projekt, Kunstsalon, Berlin, Armenian linking, Prima Center Gallery, Berlin>  <2003, A.L.M.A Museum, Boston, U.S.A., Presentation evening, “Getting closer” IFA Galerie, Berlin, ARVEST, Blue Whale Building, Los Angeles, Escape Point Project with “Imaginary Line”, Galeria Marta Traba, Memorial de America Latina, Sao Paulo, PARADISE, Bunker am Alexander Platz, Berlin >  <2002, ARVEST, Blue Whale Building, Los Angeles, Significans, NGBK, Berlin > <2001- Argentinian artist on the mirror, coop. project between the Goethe Institut/ Argentinian Embassy, Berlin>

Curatorial projects

2007 Visual Dialog: Under_construction, Mekhitarist Monastery, Venice, Italy 2008 ArMAR ARMENIA, Group Video Exhibition, Centro Cultural Armenio, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2009 Thisplaced, real, virtual, In between, Tallinn City Gallery, Voulu/Obligé - Krossing, Collateral Event at the 53rd Venice Biennial 2015 A toast to Mnemosyne, Festival It snows in April, Maxim Gorki theater, Grandchildren, new geographies of belonging, DEPO Istanbul

2016 CMYK, Cavuspace, Berlin

Grants & awards

<2015> Participation at Armenity, awarded with Golden Lion for the best National Representation, the Armenian Pavilion in the 56th Venice Biennial

<2014/2015> Residency Kultur Akademie Tarabya, Istanbul, Anadolu Kültür, Gulbenkian

Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, German Foreign Ministry <2012/12013> Heinrich Böll Foundation, Grant for intercultural exchange from the City

of Berlin <2010>, Grant SOROS FOUNDATION, Grant Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Grant IFA ZIVIK (German foreign Ministery <2008>Grant Toufenkian Foundation, Exploring the Ground in Berg Karabagh, Armenia, <2007 Award von EFC, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, Holland <2002- 2. Place, Exhibition: It’s all about a dream? WilhelmFabry-Museum, Hilden, Germany>

Events

2011 Presentation at the Event: Conflict Intervention through artistic actions? IFA Zivik, Berlin, 2010 <Organisation Workshop Aferim Yavrum, Istanbul><Performance The texture of Absence at the Hrant Dink Memorial Workshop, Istanbul, Presentation “Flowing Remanents- Integrating the absence” at the Workshop “What is Left Behind: The Remnants of Past Inhabitants and their Place in Turkey’s Present”, Sabanci University, Istanbul, 2008- <Participation in a Face to face Meeting in Amsterdam, organized by Ong Keng Sen and the European Cultural Foundation> <Presentation in the conference “Speaking Beyond Living Room Walls: The Armenian Diaspora and its Discontents” at the Columbia University, New  York><Organization of the Face to face meeting in Berlin for the project “Underconstruction Tallinn connection”> <Presentation in the Conference Hackfem-East in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin>

Public collections

City of Buenos Aires, Collection of the U.S. American Embassy in Armenia, Collection of the museum for contemporary art, Armenia., Collection of the Fundação das Casas de Fronteira e Alorna