Narine Arakelian is a bright artist who devoted her very promising talent to explore the ocean of arts.
Narine Arakelyan was born in Siberia and graduated from Painting Department at the celebrated State Surikov Institute, Moscow in 2015. She studied under the mastership of Aidan Salakhova, Sergey Ossovsky, Yuri Shishkov... After graduating Surikov's Institute Narine made a step towards booming new media sector of arts and received an internship at the Digital Arts Department in Los Angeles Academy of Fine Arts in 2015/2016.
The artwork of Narine Arakelian is synthesis of plastic and performing arts involving the newest digital technologies questioning social freedom, sexuality and gender identity as a key subjects of her artistic research.
Narine participated in the series of the exhibitions curated by Aidan Salakhova at the Vinzavod Contemporary Art Centre, ArtPlay, Moscow Museum of the Architecture and many others. Her artistic practice cultivates multicultural competence as she draws inspiration from her Siberian roots and her experiences around the world. Narine's artistic interests lie at the intersection of sculpture, painting, multimedia and performing arts.
In 2017 Narine brought to the 57th Biennale di Venezia her large scale creation. Under the curation of Anton Levahin the artistic research by Narine Arakelyan «L'Illusion du Marriage» was presented as a collateral project of the Armenian Pavilion official programme in Venice.
Narine has worked on the expansion of the arts searching for ways to express the quintessential human yearning to make sense of the world. In her work Narine reacts to the changes in our perception and experience traditions connected to marriage, which were brought about by science, and new media. Using language of performance, video and installation Narine Arakelian created a world in which the interpenetration and intertwining of the illusory and true values in the life of a person, their social body and spiritual needs, full of contradictions, tensions, harmony and beauty are reflected.
Narine's focus on marriage as a social gesture, and study the ceremonial transition from one state to another. This transition is simultaneously denied and recognized by modern society and individual consciousness. The project is a result of a fundamental research and artistic exploration of the themes of tradition and modernity, collective illusion and individual freedom, the entertainment industry, economic interest and the eternal desire for a better life, procreation, rebirth and immortality.
Narine believes that art is a means of transcending and adding precision in order to question the conventional concept of marriage, and looking for ways to express the harmony and the emotional sincerity possible in human unit. The complexity of her work and its tight connection to the history of art was much inspired by the true artistic and architectural masterpieces where it was presented - magnificent Tintoretto's Sala Capitolare at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Scuola Grande di San Giovanni.
New exhibition "Light" under the curation of Dorian Batychka will present a series of objects and installations at the Museum of Moscow during May-June 2018.
Narine Arakelian is a full member of the Russian Union of Artists.