Alina Mnatsakanian

Alina Mnatsakanian

Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

About Alina Mnatsakanian

Movement and layers are among my favorite subjects. They appear in my works in different shapes and forms, sometimes in conceptual ways and sometimes formally.

I currently live in Switzerland. I'm interested in multi-cultural situations and identity issues. My mediums are defined based on my concepts and they extend from video to painting to performance.


California State University, Los Angeles, MA, Studio art
Université de Paris 8, Paris, France, BA, Arts plastiques
University of Tehran, Architecture


2020 - Performance "Traces de souffle" with Barbara Minder. Drawing and musique improvisation. Next date: October 17 and 18, Contemporary art center, Bellinzona, Switzerland
2018 - publication of "one person died"
One person died is a publication that follows on one hand and documents the thematic work of artist Alina Mnatsakanian on the Armenian Genocide. The publication consists of two books. A 500-page artist’s book in which the phrase “one person died” is repeated 1,500,000 times in reference to the victims of the Armenian genocide. It is a recognition of each person killed during this genocide, a necessary repetition that allows us to visualize the immensity of such a crime. The second volume is a booklet containing texts, accompanied by visual documents, about the corpus of works One Person Died and its origins in the work of Alina Mnatsakanian, each in the original language of the authors, with an English translation next to them. The authors are: Karine Tissot, Center for Contemporary Art, Yverdon- les-Bains; Mario Casanova, Museo e Centro d’Arte Contemporaneo del Ticino, Bellinzona; Alice Henkes, art critic, Biel; Ramela Grigorian, Los Angeles Pierce College; Suren Manukyan, deputy director of the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute, Yerevan.

art&fiction, artists books, Lausanne, Switzerland


Biennale Zámky, Nové Zámky, Slovakia

Grand Cachot, Chaux-du-milieu
Kaminska & Stocker, Yverdon-les-bains
National academy of fine arts, Yerevan, Armenia

Kunst Zürich with Galerie Kaminska & Stocker
Stadtmuseum Aarau
Galerie C, Neuchâtel (performance)
Kunst Zürich with Galerie Kaminska & Stocker

Kunst Zürich with Galerie Kaminska & Stocker
Tufenkian Fine Arts, Glendale, CA, EU
Galerie d’art Kaminska & Stocker, Yverdon-les-Bains

CICA Museum, Gimpo, Corée du sud
Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds
Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel
Le Grand-Cachot, Chaux-du-milieu
Garboushian gallery, Beverly Hills, California (solo)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds
Théâtre du casino, Aix-les-Bains, France (solo)
Centre d’art Contemporain Ticino (CACT), Bellinzona