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BENJI BOYADGIAN

Born in 1983 in Jerusalem, Israel, where he lives and works.

Asynchronous Derivations, 2017

 

 

Impressions of the ‘divers’ in the topological landscape of the highlands of Armenia.  A traversed territory, hypothetically somewhere on the course to ‘mount Analogue’. Derivations punctuated by oblique counterpoints and cavities. Asynchronous refractions.

 

Boyadgian studied architecture at ENSAPLV School of Architecture (L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette), specializing in urban sociology in post-conflict areas.

His works are research-based projects that explore themes revolving around heritage, territory, architecture and landscape. He employs painting and drawing as his primary tools for conveying his subject matter. His realist paintings capture fragments of overgrown ruins found in areas around Jerusalem – areas, such as Wadi el-Shami or the ancient Roman aqueduct, which are disappearing under the stress of modern expansion – and documents them as if they are already a part of the past.

 

 

Boyadgian attended the Young Artists Residency Program of Confrontation Through Art Project, organized by EMAA and Rooftop Theatre Group, Nicosia. He was co-awarded the Ismail Shammout Prize 2015 in Palestine.

His recent exhibition include 2016: Traces, Art Rooms, Kyrenia, Cyprus ; The Jerusalem Show VIII: ‘Before and After Origins’, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel ; De lova de oss en skola,  de lovade en Simhall, Skånes konstförening, Lund, Sweden; Lines of passage (in media res), Municipal art gallery, Lesvos, Greece;  2015: Line, Art Rooms, Kyrenia, Cyprus; Stepping over the Borders, European Mediterranean Art Association (EMMA), Nicosia ; Shared Religious places, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM), Marseille; 2014: Spinning On An Axis, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria ; The Jerusalem Show VIII: ‘Fractures’, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Israel.

ARTIST'S WEBSITE

Benji Boyadgian, Asynchronous refractions, 

Cryptocene, 2017 

Benji Boyadgian, Asynchronous refractions, 

Anthroposphere, 2017