HANDMADE: ON THE SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF CRAFT, group exhibition, Samos, Greece

A collaboration between the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (ΕΜΣΤ) and the Schwarz Foundation (Munich/Athens/Samos)

ΕΜΣΤ is pleased to announce its collaboration with the non-profit Schwarz Foundation, as part of its new policy of creating synergies and partnerships with other institutions in Greece and abroad and its policy to showcase its collection outside the museum itself, and beyond its metropolitan context, in other regions of Greece.  Within this framework, the group exhibition HANDMADE: On the Social Dimensions of Craft will be presented in the Schwarz Foundation’s venue, Art Space Pythagorion, on the Greek island of Samos,

from the 5th August – 25th September this year.


The exhibition features nine artists, including works from the Museum’s Collection.

Curated by Katerina Gregos


Artists: Nikos Alexiou, Bertille Bak, Silvina Der Meguerditchian, Maria Louizou, Jennifer Nelson, Natalia Manta, Eleni Mylonas, Sphinxes, Maria Varela



Nature and state, group exhibition

Moor, in view at the Kunsthalle Baden Baden till October 2022

09.07. 16.10.2022 in der Kunsthalle Baden Baden


Klimawandel und Dürren, Politiken der Isolation, Rezession, bewaffnete Konflikte und autoritäre Regime – viele der existenziellen Fragen unserer Zeit, unserer globalen Krisen können allein in Relation zu diesen beiden Begriffen formuliert werden: Natur und Staat. Im Zentrum von Nature and State steht die Untersuchung von Kontinuität und Ungehorsam, mögliche Wege der Transformation von Staatlichkeit als Gesellschaftsform und der genealogischen Beziehung zwischen Vergangenheit und Zukunft.


Kuratiert von Cagla Ilk, Misal Adnan Yildiz und Christine Lehnert



Michael Akstaller, Eli Cortinas, Cansu Çakar, Olga Chernysheva, Ipek Duben, Alia Farid, Will Fredo, Nicole L’Huillier, Kavachi, Grada Kilomba, Tarek Lakhrissi, Robert Lippok, Constanza Macras, Silvina Der Meguerditchian, Hani Mojtahedy, Ersan Mondtag, Manuel Rossner, Christoph Schäfer, Muhannad Shono, Sorawit Songsataya, Ayman Zedani, u.a.




on the edge group exhibition

Los Angeles Art 1970s – 1990s  
from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection


ON THE EDGE /“Discovering Takouhi: Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn,” will include Armenian artists such as Dahlia Elsayed, Jean Kazanjian, Silvina Der Meguerditchian, Ara Oshagan, Zaven Sarkissian, and Aram Saroyan.
Curated by Gina Grigorian and Natalie Varbedian.
Opening on Thursday, June 16, 2022


The exhibition features more than 75 artists including Lita Albuquerque, John Altoon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Vija Celmins, Gregory Wiley Edwards, Frank Gehry, Helmut Newton, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol. Curated by Rachel McCullah Wainwright.


65 Main Street Watertown,



SOFT OPENING 25.02 FROM 14:00 TO 19:00 H.
Exhibition | 25.02. – 20.03.2022
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
Kottbusser Straße 10
10999 Berlin

The Falkenrot Prize was established by the Dutch collector couple Astrid and Arie de Knecht in 2005 and has been awarded by Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin ever since. The prize is presented to artists who develop their own distinctive ideas and forms of expression, defining their positions on the basis of original criteria.
The winners of the Falkenrot Prize 2022 (selected in 2021) are: Tamy Ben-Tor, Winfried Bullinger, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Šejla Kamerić, Melody Melamed and Dawit Shanko.


Twister at NGBK

SOFT OPENING 25.02.22 | 14:00 to 20:00

Register under: https://ngbk.de/de/show/687/der-ausstellung

EXHIBITION 26 February – 30 April 2022

ngbk (neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst)
Oranienstraße 25
10999 Berlin


The Twister project explores artistic engagement with political upheavals in the Eastern Mediterranean, and takes place at both nGbK locations. It consists of an exhibition and panel discussions at Oranienstraße as well as an installation and workshops at nGbK Hellersdorf, and a catalog.Twister explores both political whirlwinds and the absurdity of nationalistic claims to geography and nature. Finally, the project looks at how diasporic communities from different countries can interact and cooperate. Curated by : nGbK project group Berk Asal, Emre Birişmen, Erden Kosova, Melih Sarıgöl, Selda Asal Artists: Mouna Abo Assali, Mehtap Baydu, Christina Dimitriadis, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Ece Gökalp, Edona Kryeziu, Eleni Mouzourou, Ceren Oykut, Viron Erol Vert, FUNKE collective (Selda Asal, Emre Birişmen, Melih Sarıgöl, Seçil Yersel)

Studio Bosporus. Festival for the 10th Anniversary of Tarabya Cultural Academy  berlin | 03.09 to 31.10.2021 kunstamt kreuzberg

With the nationwide Studio Bosporus Festival from 3 September to 31 October, Tarabya Cultural Academy will focus on German-Turkish dialogue. The festival looks at the political situation in Turkey as well as Germany’s pluralistic society. The occasion is the 60th anniversary of the recruitment agreement between Germany and Turkey as a central commemorative date for social diversity, and the 10th anniversary of the artist residency program on the Bosporus.

Fruitful threads | book presentation

19. May 2021

Exhibition Sprachlosigkeit, das laute Verstummen, Dresden | open till 1. August


Detail of the installtion "Treasures" in cooperation with the ethnographic collection from Saxony, to be visited at the Japanisches Palais, Dresden in the frame of the exhibition "Sprachlosigkeit. Das laute Verstummen", curated by Barbara Höffer and Léontine Meijer van Mensch that opens friday 16. April 2021

With Olaf Schlote, Yajima Tsukasa, Michelle Eistrup, Kollektiv „kaboom“, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Museum der Trostfrauen, Kim Seo Kyung und Kim Un Seong, Silvina Der Meguerditchian Kollektiv Kuwash & Beatrice Babin, unverblümt, Anna Brägger, Ute Puder

In the exhibition spaces, objects from the ethnological museums in Dresden and Leipzig enter into dialogue with works by artists and activists. A poetic trail accompanies and comments on the exhibition. As a result, a network is created in which spaces are opened up for action and speech. Central to this is the utopia of empathetic remembrance and a future that transcends speechlessness.


 Sharjah Film Festival

Still from Art documentary THE WISHING TREE | 2018 | 35 min - "SPECIAL MENTION" in the category documentary at the  SHARJAH FILM PLATFORM 2020

ZEit | Exhibit

Projectroom R17 Experimental Zone

at Projekt Raum R17 Experimental Zone
Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 17 - 10969 Berlin

"The hair as a votive offering condenses the past, the present and the future in its materiality. Is an archetype for identity and mythological power of the collective unconscious. It is time made matter."
*Opening/Eröffnung 03.10.2020 - 17 h / Uhr
On view 03.10 - 24.10.2020

During the opening, the usual spacing rules will be observed.
R17 Experimental Zone is a project space
run by the artists Marula Di Como, Eliana Heredia and Valeria Schwarz.

Diga whisky Archive | WDR Interview 28.08.20

Las artistas plásticas Marula Di Como y Silvina Der-Meguerditchian trabajan en torno al tema de la migración. Ellas mismas son emigrantes en Berlín, como lo fueron sus abuelos, que llegaron a Argentina en la primera mitad del siglo XX. El proyecto de Marula y Silvina, es una plataforma participativa de la cual también vos podés formar parte. Se llama “Diga whisky” y así la explican sus creadoras. 



Participation at art Basel Miami 5 -9. 12. 2019

with Kalfayan Galleries   - Booth G8   5 - 9 December 2019 |
Participating artists: Rania Bellou, Vlassis Caniaris, Antonis Donef, Farida El Gazzar, Marianna Gioka, Maria Loizidou, Silvina Der Meguerditchian, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Panos Tsagaris, Kostis Velonis

4. herbstsalon at the gorki theater

Location: Am Festungsgraben 2, 10117 Berlin

Organized by Shermin Langhoff, with Aljoscha Begrich, Çağla İlk, Elena Sinanina, Ong Keng Sen, Erden Kosova, Irina Szodruch, Rebecca Ajnwojner
Exhibition opens daily: Mo – Fr 16:00 – 22:00 h, Sa + Su: 12:00 – 22:00 h.

Opening 26. October
20:30 h: Maxim Gorki Theater and Palais am Festungsgraben
Exhibitionsopening and guided tours through the 4. Berliner Herbstsalon

Artists: Nora Abdel-Maksoud | Lola Arias | Chiara Baldini / Rafael Kozdron| Yael Bartana | Ariana Battaglia | Mehtap Baydu | Sibylle Berg | Luchezar Boyadjiev | Candice Breitz | Banu Cennetoğlu | Can Candan | Daniel Cremer | Danica Dakić  |Silvina Der Meguerditchian | Lea Draeger | Atom Egoyan | Jeannette Ehlers | Marina Frenk | Oliver Frljić | Regina José Galindo | Marta Górnicka | Suna Gürler | Anke Hannemann* | Sanja Iveković | Alfredo Jaar | Šejla Kamerić | Natasha A. Kelly | Arsinée Khanjian | Grada Kilomba | Ender / Kolosko | Katarzyna Kozyra | Damian Le Bas | Delaine Le Bas | Alanna Lockward | María Paula Maldonado* | Donna Miranda | Marta Malikowska | Hakan Savaş Mican | Ersan Mondtag | Orit Nahmias | Henrike Naumann | Sebastian Nübling | Julieta Ortiz de Latierro* | Tanja Ostojić | Ceylan Öztrük | Yael Peri* | Vidina Popov | Elena Quintarelli | Oliver Ressler / Martin Krenn |Falk Richter | Yael Ronen | Sasha Marianna Salzmann | Larissa Sansour / Søren Lind | Isabella Sedlak | Sasapin Siriwanij | Hanh Mai Thi Tran | Farzane Vaziritabar* | Viron Erol Vert | Tine Rahel Völcker | Claire Waffel* |Ina Weise* | White on White | Sivan Ben Yishai, u.a. 
* MFA-Public Art and New Artistic Strategies der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Artist talk | 19 march | at the académie de beaux arts in Beyrouth

Please, Material and immaterial call

at the kalfayan galleries | athens


Solo show

Opening: Thursday, 15 November 2018,
20.00 - 22.00

Duration: 15 November 2018 - 12 January 2019

Opening hours: Monday & Saturday: 11.00 - 15.00, Tuesday - Friday: 11.00 -19.00

11 Haritos Street, Kolonaki 10675 Athens, Greece

T.+30 210 7217679  /

info@kalfayangalleries.com / www.kalfayangalleries.com


Talismans, memories and history, workshop at the Hamburger Bahnhof | July 2018

Talismane, Erinnerungen und armenische Geschichte from Silvina Der-Meguerditchian on Vimeo.

Archives of Estrangement. Remediating vestiges of a Soviet past | 06.07.2018 18:00

April 2017 | Armenoscope, constructing belonging screenings

Installation: "Treasures" in the National Pavilion of The Republic of Armenia, 56th Biennale Di Venezia - 2015  

Treasures, Installation, 2015 (Detail)

In this symbolic year 2015, on the occasion of the one hundredth commemoration of the

Armenian Genocide, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia has dedicated its

pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia to the artists of the

Armenian diaspora. It will be located at the Mekhitarist Monastery on the island of San

Lazzaro degli Armeni. Vaporetti will leave for San Lazzaro every early afternoon from the



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Wohin-Nereye? Theater Parcours in Fener/Balat Istanbul

Theaterparcours in Fener-Balat/ Istanbul / Premiere 24.Mai 2014 um 14:00 - Treffpunkt Café Hanimeli in Akçin Sokak Balat No: 3, Fener, İstanbul Eintritt frei | Anmeldung bis 23. Mai 2014 unter: buromilk(at)gmail.com

Wohin-Nereye? ist eine theatrale Suche nach den Auswirkungen von Verdrängung im Viertel Fener-Balat in Istanbul. Armenier, Griechen und Juden haben in der ersten Hälfe des 20. Jahrhunderts das Viertel geprägt, in den 70er Jahren kamen Einwanderer aus der Schwarzmeerregion, später Kurden und Roma. Ein geheimnisvoller Stadtteil ist dort erwachsen und aufgrund der häufig traumatischen

Erfahrungen der Vertriebenen auch ein bitterer. Heute wird das kulturelle und soziale Leben in Fener-Balat durch Immobilienspekulation und Kahlschlagsanierung zunehmend zerstört. Doch noch lassen sich Spuren verschiedener Gemeinden finden.

Die Protagonisten von Wohin-Nereye sind Experten des Alltags: Vertriebene, die heimisch
geworden sind in Fener-Balat und nun abermals gehen müssen. Basierend auf Interviews mit dem letzten Armenischen Bewohner von Balat, mit einer der letzten Schülerinnen der Griechischen Mädchenschule Yoakimion, mit dem Inhaber des Cafés Hanimeli und mit dem Leiter des jüdischen Altersheims ist ein Panoptikum persönlicher Erfahrungen und Wahrnehmungen entstanden. In einem Parcours durchlaufen die Zuschauer städtische Transiträume in Fener-Balat und begegnen den Protagonisten. Dabei bietet der selbst zurückgelegte Weg neue Erfahrungen und Blickweisen auf das vergangene und heutige Viertel Fener-Balat und seine Bewohner.

Konzept und Regie: Cagla Ilk | Silvina Der-Meguerditchian
Dramaturgie: Paulina Papenfuß Recherche: Urszula Wozniak | Güleren Eren Produktionsleitung: Cagla Ilk
Produktionsassistenz: Zeynep Titizer | Güleren Eren
Film: Silvina Der-Meguerditchian

"Wohin-Nereye?" ist der Gewinner des Projektwettbewerbs kultur-im-dialog.moe in 2013. kultur-im-dialog.moe ist ein Wettbewerb, den MitOst in Kooperation mit der Schering Stiftung ausschreibt.


Europe 14│14, OpenCampus, Free admission!
Installation + Performance Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Dramaturgy Lidy Mouw, Assistance Andrea López Goňi
As if mending a spider’s web connected by red thread, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian shows in her installation, supported by a live performance at the 10th and 11th of May, the catastrophic consequences of the alliance between Wilhelmine Germany and the late Venus Ottoman Empire for the people of the falling empire and tells, how the threads of their stories can followed to today.


Exhibition: Memory without a place in DEPO - Istanbul

Our Nimbus 3000 - 2014 - Ready made object

Silvina Der-Meguerditchian's second solo exhibition in Istanbul, hosted by Depo, from April 18 till 25. May


One of the leading visual motifs in Der-Meguerditchian's oeuvre is cords of various forms that come in red. Presented as wool threads, long strings and braids, they beget a wide range of associations, which evoke mostly organic structures such as blood vessels, neural systems, blood spills and spider webs. It feels as if they have an organic integrity and texture, at times recalling closely interwoven fabric patterns. These fibers seem to be unraveling from where they belong, driven away, scattered, and fractured. Yet, they don't lose contact entirely with the site of origin. One end of the thread maintains its touch with this unity. (...)


Silvina Der-Meguerditchian and Jasmin İhraç
21.-24.3.2014, 20 Uhr


mj’asin is the Armenian word for “together”. The visual artist Silvina Der-Meguerditchian and the choreographer and dancer Jasmin İhraç embark on a search for what supposedly connects them: their Armenian roots. Walking through tradition and history, they come upon blind spots, absence and loss. And their unusual play with traditional symbols, techniques and folk dances invariably makes a connection to the present: will yesterday’s community remain today’s yearning? Where is the resistance in cross-stitch and lockstep? What are fragments and documents of our appropriation? The multimedia performance, consisting of sound, objects, installations and dance, makes use of the notion of synchronicity and opens up a new space for the different perspectives.


Produced by Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH, funded by the intercultural project funding of the Land of Berlin. Original photo: The sisters Araxi, Sara and Eva Kazandjian, © Alice Kazandjian collection, Beirut.



Vom 9. bis zum 17. Novemver  von 12:00 bis 24 Uhr
Am Festungsgraben 2
10117 Berlin

Ab dem 8. November wird das historische Areal rund um das Maxim Gorki Theater zum temporären Ausstellungsparcours. Mit etwa 30 Installationen, Performances und Interventionen gehen internationale KünstlerInnen an diesen Orten Fragen von Geschichte und Erinnerung, Nation und Identität nach. Aktuelle künstlerische Positionen, vor dem Hintergrund des Gedenkens an die Novemberpogrome vor 75 Jahren. Zehn Tage lang ist der Berliner Herbstsalon geöffnet und der Eintritt ist frei!  

Heute/ Hier - Bügün/ Burada

Kuratorinnen: Dr. Birgit Möckel und Özlem Cengel Götzelt Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung Donnerstag, dem 31. Oktober 2013 um 19 Uhr im HAUS am KLEISTPARK lade ich Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich ein. Haus am Kleistpark Grunewaldstraße 6-7 10823 Berlin http://www.hausamkleistpark.de

Participation at the 10th Filmmor woman's Film Festival - Istanbul - March 2012

Deep Sea Fish is at the 10th International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels. Held between March 10-18 the festival brings together this year films from the history of feminist cinema and marvelous films from previous Filmmor festivals.
The film invites us to Istanbul to have a walk on the streets of Cihangir. The person that will accompany us is in an area where past and present, consciousness and unconsciousness are tangled. Is it possible to reshape and describe erased memories? - 
Deep Sea Fish - Germany  - Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, 2011, HD, Color, 31’, English with Turkish subtitels - Screenings: 16.03 - 15:00 h and Sunday 18.03 12:30 h at Istanbul Modern

§ 301 – Die beleidigte Nation

5 Performances - Ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt von Züli Aladağ, Mıraz Bezar, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Hans-Werner Kroesinger, Hakan Savaş Mican

 1.3.2012, 20 Uhr / 2.–4.3.2012, jeweils 18 und 20.30 Uh


Deep sea fish - (Foto - Esra Rotthof)


§ 301 – DIE BELEIDIGTE NATION trailer from Ballhaus Naunynstrasse 1 on Vimeo.

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