Vartan Markarian

Vartan Markarian

Poltava, Poltava, Ukraine

About Vartan Markarian

Vartan Markarian (1991) is an interdisciplinary artist from Poltava, Ukraine, whose
practiceis based on work with painting, graphics, installation, video, VR. Explores man in the
urban industrial environment. He is currently interested in statements about posthumanism,
paying special attention to the problems of war, emigration, ecology and the synergy of all these
concepts in the context of modern positions. "I believe that these topics have a dynamic nature
of interaction and a certain specificity of consequences. One event gives rise to another. The
chain of needs for resources, territories, dictates an aggressive policy, which in turn is sprayed
with a poisonous mixture of total war."

Vartan often works with different media, believes that each topic has a characteristic material
and only it can fully convey the essence, form, emphasize the idea, focus on yourself, from it
depends on how accurately the information will be read by the viewer. "The ability to combine
different tools opens up many possibilities: to fantasize, to reflect through artistic language, to
see what is happening around us now, to look into the future, to create a new reality."


2008-2014 Poltava National Technical University named after Y. Kondratyuk.
Master's Degree in Fine Arts.


Personal exhibitions
2019 - Bunkermuz gallery personal exhibition "Wandering Only Whispers". Ukraine. Ternopil
2019 - Personal exhibition "Danger looking for a fairy tale" Center of contemporary art JUMP. Ukraine.Poltava.
2018 - Personal Exhibition "City Identification" AVS -art gallery. Ukraine, Kyiv
2017 - Personal exhibition, series "Smoke part 2", Sklo gallery. Ukraine, Kyiv
2016 - Personal exhibition, series "URBAN", Poltava Art Gallery (Nikolai Yaroshenko Art Museum), Poltava.Ukraine 2016 - Personal exhibition, series "Smoke", Center of contemporary art JUMP.

Collective exhibitions
2020 - PLAN B fest. Ukraine. Online
2020 - ARS Electronica Festival American Art Incubator - project "VirtualPolitik". Austria
2020 - Immunity project. Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art of the Korsaks. Ukraine. Lutsk.
2020 - The environment of existence. Manifesto 2020. Lavra Art Gallery. Kyiv. Ukraine.
2019 - Biennale of Contemporary Art "Bread". Hlebzawod. Kyiv. Ukraine.
2019 - Art project Genesis . Dancing House gallery. Prague. Czech Republic.
2019 - Frontier - VR Art Festival. Ukraine. Kyiv. M17 Contemporary art center.
2019 - "Waves of reality or excitement in Travneve" exhibition of the results of the Art residence
Nazar Voitovych, Modern Art Research Institute of Ukraine. Kiev.
2019 - Participant of the project "417 Erorr. Expactation Failed". Poltava Art Gallery (Nikolai Yaroshenko Art Museum), Ukraine 2018 - Participant of the project "Without Three Steps Genesis" project at Palazzo Velli Expo. Italy. Rome
2017 - Participant of the project"Fixing the Impossible". Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts
and National Taras Shevchenko Museum. Ukraine. Kyiv.
2017 - Finalist of "Art-Battle", gallery "White World". Ukraine, Kyiv
2017 - Participant of the project "White on the White" Center of contemporary art JUMP. Ukraine. Poltava.
2017 - Participant of the project Art Autumn contemporary. Center of Contemporary Art - M17.Ukraina. Kyiv

Residences, symposiums
2020 - American Arts Incubator - IZOLYATSIA. Kyiv.Ukriane.
2020 - ARTEFACT: CHOrnobyl 34. Kyiv. Ukraine.
2020 - Two roots - an artistic research. Germany, Ukraine.
2020 - Ars Electronica Festival 2020 - In Kepler’s Gardens. Mozilla hubs. Online.
2020 - a:pART - audiovisual collaboration. Berlin-Poltava.
2020 - NVAIR 2020 - online residence of the Ukraine-Germany International Exchange Program.
2020 - International webinar from the ARTIF platform. Georgia. Tbilisi.
2019 - Hackathon. Frontier - VR Art Festival. Ukraine. Kharkiv.
2019 - "Aura of the City" Research Residence, Starobilsk. Ukraine
2019 - III Ukrainian Summer Program of Artistic Residence. Nazariy Voitovich. Travneve village, Ternopil.
2018 - Participant of the VR Residence of Blockchain Art Hackathon 2.0. Ukraine, Kyiv
2017 - International Symposium "Imago Anima" in Trnava. Slovakia

2018 - Scholarship of the President of Ukraine for young artists in the field of fine arts.
2016, 2017 - Scholarship of the President of Ukraine (wood carving, National Union of Masters of
folk art of Ukraine).