Silvina der-Meguerditchian

Silvina Der-Meguerditchian is the granddaughter of Armenian immigrants to Argentina and was born in Buenos Aires in 1967. She grew up in Argentina and since 1988 lives in Berlin. A recurrent theme of her artistic work is the remembrance of the ethnic dislocation of the Armenian people. Silvina Der-Meguerditchian ties a net. She connects the disparate, builds bridges between separate worlds and seeks a dialogue with the unknown. Her main focus is always on the actual process of joining and dissolving, constructing and deconstructing identity. Der-Meguerditchian’s work represents a type of mnemonics, namely the individual and collective art of commemoration. She is initiator of the platform for armenian artists “underconstruction,” (www.underconstructionhome.net) curator of “Under Construction” – Talking about identities in the Armenian Transnation, the first “off” Armenian Diaspora representation at the 52. Venice Biennial and curator of the exhibition “Voulu/obligé, Outskirts of a small contradiction” part of the official Program in the 53rd Venice Biennial. Her artistic projects were supported by the European Cultural Foundation, the Soros Foundation, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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