Susanna Gyulamiryan (Yerevan, Armenia)
Curator of the Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia at the 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2019)
Susanna Gyulamiryan (Yerevan, Armenia) is a curator, art critic and feminist scholar who is the winner of the award for the best curatorial project of the Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia at the 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2019). Gyulamiryan has initiated and implemented numerous exhibitions, research and educational programs in Armenia and internationally. She has been a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA– Armenia) since 2006, and currently serves as President of the non-governmental organization Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, which she co-founded in 2007. In 2008, she also initiated the ‘Art Commune’ International Artist-in-Residence Program in Yerevan. She has over a decade of experience as a lecturer in Cultural Studies and Feminist Art (Theory and Practice) in the Fine Arts Department at the Armenian Open University (International Academy of Education). She also implemented a master’s program in Gender Studies in the Department of Cultural Studies at Yerevan State University. Gyulamiryan has made substantial contributions to the academic and curatorial literature and art criticism in the context of feminist art, Soviet Armenian and post-Soviet women’s art, art and power, the art of social and political engagement, etc. From 2007 to 2009, she served as a contributing editor at CinemArt, a magazine on cinematography and contemporary art. She has recently edited and published a collection of texts titled ‘Dialogues with Power’ (the project was funded by the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow).