Education: Linguist (Yerevan State University) Art Curator, Critic - Freelance Studies on Contemporary Art Theory, Practices and Curatorship in Moscow Art Centers of Contemporary Art.
Position: President of the Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, Artistic Director of the “Art Commune” International Artist-in-Residence Program.
Research Interests: Epistemological and philosophical issues of the “other”, examination of biopolitics, gender and feminism in contemporary art practices. The topic of participatory art and “social turn” at large in art practices of Armenia and abroad.
Languages: Armenian, English, Russian
Susanna Gyulamiryan is art curator and critic, who has been working in Armenia and internationally. She collaboratively founded non-governmental organization “Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory” (ACSL- www.acsl.am), where she is the appointed president. Since 2006, she is a member of AICA – Armenia (International Association of Art Critics).
More than ten years, Susanna Gyulamiryan has held courses in Cultural and Gender Studies at the Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts (International Academy of Education) and gave a course of Gender Studies for MA students at the Yerevan State University, Department of Culturology.
She is a nominator of the International Biennale Prize Council of outstanding achievements in Art and Politics launched by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, New-York.
List of Curatorial projects (selected) include:
Come Closer. Art From Different Angles, group exhibition of artists from Armenia, France, Iran and Switzerland, Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland, 2015; Urban Matters-Yerevan. The Past and Present Rethought, group exhibition of artists from France, Sweden and Hong-Kong, ACSL, Modern Art Museum, Yerevan, Armenia, 2014; Taking Position. Identity Questioning, exchange and research program, group exhibition by curators and artists from Armenia and Italy, FARE, ACSL, Florence – Turin- Venice-Milan, Italy, 2013; Dependency Culture as a State of Mind (visual statement to Berlin Biennale (BB7) call, Interior DAseign in Kolonie Wedding, Berlin, Germany 2012; Art and Power -Atlantis 11, in: Heritage, Identities and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices (HEICO-), panels and exhibition by international group of curators, artists and theorists, Heinrich Boell Stiftung-Brandenburg (Germany), ACSL (Armenia), GeoAIR (Georgia), K:CAK (Moldova), SPACE (Slovakia), Art Today (Bulgaria), 54th Biennale in Venice 2011, Italy; Gender Trouble, International Symposia (workshops, public talks and exhibitions), Yerevan, Armenia 2008-2013; Possibility of the Angel, in: 10th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Sharjah, United Arabic Emirates, 2011; Subjects-Objects of the History and their stories, Proekt FABRIKA, Moscow, RF, 2010; Re-thinking the Past and the Present, group exhibition of artists from Armenia, Germany and Iran, in: Gyumri Biennale of Contemporary Art, Armenia, 2010; Interdiagnosis, International Forum of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia, 2009.