Jacques Vartabedian (b. 1987) is a Lebanese-Armenian artist, born in Beirut, Lebanon, where he currently works and lives. He holds a BA in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in painting from the Lebanese lnstitute of Fine Arts.
His work is involved in the creation of conceptually based sociopolitical objects that deal with conditions of real experience, and with the multifaceted reality that challenges existing physical and political boundaries.
He combines contemporary ideas with traditional techniques and creates a blend of extensions of our reality that are based upon his strong cultural traditions and his interest in the changing world of today.
He was the recipient of the (Art on Board Beirut) painting prize by Saradar Foundation in 2015, and the Boghossian Foundation’s painting prize in 2016, followed up by an Art Residency at Villa Empain Brussels in 2018.
Jacques has participated in many solo and collective exhibitions locally and internationally.
Exhibitions & Awards
Boghossian Foundation’s Painting Prize, Belgium
(Art on Board Beirut) Painting Prize by Saradar Foundation, Lebanon
How to make a Human Pattern, Artlab, Beirut, Lebanon
In The Memory of the Ones Who Won’t Make It, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
N O B O D I E S, 392rmeil393 Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Transpositions (In Situ), ECAPS, Beirut, Lebanon
Re-Flect (duo show), Tabari Art Space, Dubai, UAE
Dreams in Black and While, 392rmeil393 Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS
Before the Cypress Broke, in partnership with Beirut Art Residency, Void Gallery, Derry, Ireland
In 24-hours, The Wall Space Gallery, curated by Aisha Taskin and [SHIFT:ibpcpa], Scotland
October 17, Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut, Lebanon
State of Mind, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Mediterranean Culture, l’Accademia di Belle Arti, Bolognia, Italy
Extraordinary Art Exhibition, The Venue, Beirut, Lebanon
FAIRS & BIENNALES
Armenia Art Fair, no/mad utopia gallery, Erevan, Armenia
Menart Fair, no/mad utopia gallery, Paris, France
CUB Gallery, BEIRUT ART FAIR, Beirut, Lebanon
Biennale of Contemporary Art, MACAM, Aalita, Lebanon
33rd Salon d’Automne, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
Revealing by SGBL, BEIRUT ART FAIR, Beirut, Lebanon
Art Central, Hong Kong
No Food’s Land, BJCEM Biennale, Milan, Italy
Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium