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Karen Baghdasaryan / biography



Born in 1963 in Yerevan, Armenia.

1983 – Graduated from the Art College after P. Terlemezian.

1991 – Master of Arts from the State Acadmey of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia.

The name “SHARZHY” is the artistic name of Karen Baghdasaryan and it means “MOVE” in Armenian. This artistic name was given to the artist by some art critics and art lovers, based on the fact that Karen Baghdasaryan’s sculptures are not only static, but they also move. The artists thinks that “Movement” provides perpetuity to the universe and mankind.

Exhbitions
1987 – Artists’ Union of Armenia. Since

1987- Member of the “Young Artists Center”, Yerevan, Armenia.

1987- “Young Artists’ Center”, Yerevan, Armenia.

1987- Symposium in Vilnius, Lithuania.

1987 – A wooden sculpture “On the Threshold of Life” by Karen Baghdasaryan (SHARZHI) is permanently displayed in a park in Vilnius.

1989- “Young Artists’ Center”, Yerevan, Armenia

1990 – Exhibition held in Bonn by “Alamus”.

1991- Exhibition in Lugano, Switzerland.

1992- Created the monument of Dr. Alexander Mikayelyan, which is displayed in the hospital yard named after Dr. Mikayelyan.

1993- Exhibition in Lugano, Switzerland.

1993- A piece called “Genocide” is displayed in the Holocaust Museum in Zurich.

1995- Exhibition in Kreizlingen, Switzerland.

1996- Exhibition in Beyrut, Lebanon, held by the “Young artists’ Center”.

1997- Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, held by the “Young Artists’ Center”.

2001- Exhibition at “Galleries Herouet and Evart” in Paris. Since

2001- Member of “La Maison des Artistes”, Paris, France.

2001- Artists’ Union of Armenia Since

2003- Member of the Artists’ Union of Armenia.

2003- Prize winner of Art Exhibition held by Gafesjian Museum in Yerevan, Armenia.

2004- Prize winner of an Exhibition-competition organized by the Artists’ Union of Armenia in commemoration of Archile Gorky.

2007- One day exhibition – show organized by the American University of Armenia in commemoration of April 24; the Armenian Genocide memorial day.

2008- Participated in the annual exhibition of the Artists’ Union of Armenia.

2009- Personal exhibition in Dalan Art Gallery, Erevan, Armenia

2011- Personal exhibition in Gala Art Gallery, Erevan, Armenia

2013 – Artists’ Union of Armenia.

2014- Participated in the exhibition by Gala Art Gallery “Art Fair” Beirut, Lebanon

2014- Participated in the exhibition “Art Shopping” in Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, France

2014- The sculpture “The Gates of Paradise” presented by Arminian President Serzh Sargsyan to museums in Vatican

2015- Personal exhibition in Arka Gallery Moscow, Russia

2015- Personal exhibition in Museum of History Korolev, Russia

2016- Participated in the exhibition by Gala Art Gallery “Art Fair” Beirut, Lebanon
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Theough Universe
150 x 190 x 70 cm


Climbing
25 x 25 x 10 cm


Fissile
40 x 25 x 10 cm

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