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Benji Boyadgian

born 1983 in Jerusalem, lives and works in Jerusalem.

Benji Boyadgian is a guest artist at Villa Romana in October and November 2019, in cooperation with the Al Ma'mal Foundation of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem.


Biography

2003 - 2009
Master of Arts in Architecture with a focus on Urban Sociology, Ecole Normale Supérieur d’Architecture de Paris la Villette, Paris

2007
California College of the Arts (CCA), exchange program, San Francisco, US


Residencies

2015
Grant holder, Konstnärsnämnden IASPIS, Stockholm
European Mediterranean Art Association, Nicosia


Jonatan Benjamin Boyadgian, Refractions, the Anthroposphere, 2017
(installation view)

photo: Martin Boyadgian


Solo exhibitions

2017
The Discord, Al Ma’mal Foundation of Contemporary Arts und Anadiel Gallery, Jerusalem

2016
Traces, Art Rooms, Kyrenia, CY

2013
A Journey into Abstrabesque, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem

2010
Vanishing Landscapes, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem, IS


Group exhibitions

2018
The Jerusalem show IX: Jerusalem Actual and Possible, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
CROSSECTIONS, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
AQUA, artisti su un’isola per la tutela dell’acqua, Isola dei Pescatori, Stresa, Lago Maggiore, IT

2017
Shifting Ground, Sharjah Biennial 13 Offsite, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, PS
The Mount Analogue, Standart 2017, Contemporary Art Triennial in Armenia, Gyumri, AM
Shared Sacred Sites, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR
Around About, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, PS
AQUA, Contemporary Artists and Water Issues, Chateau de Penthes, Geneva, SESC Belenzinho, Sao Paolo, BR

2016
The Jerusalem Show VIII: ‘Before and After Origins’, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
De lova de oss en skola, de lovade en Simhall, Skånes konstförening, Lund, SE
Lines of passage (in media res), Municipal Art Gallery, Lesvos, GR

2015
Shared Religious Sites, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM), Marseille, FR
Line, Art Rooms, Kyrenia, CY
Stepping Over the Borders, European Mediterranean Art Association (EMMA), Nicosia

2014
The Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures, Al Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem
Spinning On An Axis, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna


Talks

2017
CLOGGED , Sharjah Biennial 13 Offsite, Shifting Ground, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah.
Conversation around a roundabout, with artist Behzad Khorvasi, American University of Beirut, Beirut

2015
Conversation around a roundabout, with Behzad Khorvasi, Benjamin in Palestine, Goethe Institute Ramallah, PS

FLYING CARPET #14: Benji Boyadgian. BEYOND THE DAILY ROUTINE, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, The Project Room, Stockholm

2014
Beyond the daily routine, collaborative project with urban sociologist Yoann Morvan, Al Naja University Nablus, PS

2010
Toward an urbanscape of homogenous chaos, The development of Bethlehem in the last century, Royal institute of Art and IASPIS, Stockholm


Teaching

2017 - 2018
International Art Accademia, Birzeit, PS

2017
Teacher exchange program, Konstfack, Stockholm

2015 - 2016
International Art Accademia, Ramallah, PS

2013 - 2015
Art Lab and Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem