Arman Tadevosyan
Arman Tadevosyan was born in Leninakan (Gyumri), Armenia in 1983 and lives and works in Nancy, France since 2010. In 1988, when he was 5 years old, an earthquake hit Leninakan. The destruction and despair that he saw after the earthquake has been engraved in his memory. In 2008, he completed his studies at Gyumri Academy of Art in the department of visual art. Currently, he is working in a spectrum of visual arts, which includes paintings, video, photography. Arman Tadevosyan is co-founder of 5th Floor Cultural Group, which was established in 2006. This group was formed because young artists in Gyumri needed a platform that provided an outlet to express themselves outside of the restrictions that academics placed on them Alternative ways of interpreting the geopolitical transformation in the Caucasus region has been an important creative challenge for Arman Tadevosyan. In 2010, he started to work for Nancy Film Festival ( Aye Aye) to create a screening of Eastern European films and directors. Since then, many projects has been curated and released by Arman Tadevosyan, serving as a bridge between artists in the South Caucasus region and France. In 2011, he initiated « Frozen » project, artist residency in Kars-Gyumri-Diyarbakir. Between 2012 and 2014 he did a coordination of « Transkaukazja » project in France. His work has been shown in many exhibitions around the world, including, but not limited to, France, Germany, Armenia and Turkey.