Thursday, April 9, 2015

Benji Boyadgian (1983, Jerusalem) studied architecture at ENSAPLV School of Architecture (L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette), specializing in urban sociology in post-conflict areas.

Boyadgian works on research-based projects that explore themes revolving around heritage, territory, architecture and landscape. He mostly uses painting and drawing as main tools to convey his subject matters.

Al Ma’mal, Jerusalem (2017); Traces, Art Rooms, Kyrenia (2016); A journey into Abstrabesque, Al Ma’mal, Jerusalem (2013); and Vanishing Landscapes, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem (2010). Boyadgian has also exhibited in Aqua, Château de Penthes, Geneva (2017); The Jerusalem Show VIII: Before and After Origins, Qalandiya International (2016); Lines of Passage (in medias res), The Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene, Lesvos (2016); Skånes på Linero: De lovade oss en skola, de lovade en simhall, Skanes Konstförening, Lund (2016); Shared Religious Places, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilization (MuCEM), Marseille (2015); Line , Art Rooms, Kyrenia (2015); Stepping Over the Borders, European Mediterranean Art Association (EMMA), Nicosia (2015); Jerusalem Show VII, under the coverage of Qalandiya International Biennial, Jerusalem (2014); and Spinning On An Axis under the coverage of curated by Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna (2014).

Boyadgian attended the Young Artists Residency Program of Confrontation Through Art Project, organized by EMAA and Rooftop Theatre Group, Nicosia. He was been co-awarded the Ismail Shammout Prize 2015 in Palestine.

Boyadgian lives and works in Jerusalem.