Zarouhie Abdalian

New Orleans, Louisiana

About Zarouhie Abdalian

Zarouhie Abdalian (b. 1982, New Orleans) is based in New Orleans. She has exhibited widely at venues including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Secession, Vienna, Austria; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Berkeley Art Museum, CA; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; 5th Ural Biennial, Russia; 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York; Prospect.3, New Orleans; 8th Berlin Biennale; 9th Shanghai Biennale; CAFAM Biennale, Beijing; and 12th Istanbul Biennial. Her work is held in public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mills College Art Museum, and Berkeley Art Museum. Select publications include Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Art Review. Abdalian is a 2020 artist-in-residence at the Coleman Center for the Arts, AL; a 2018 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; and a 2012 recipient of the SFMOMA SECA Award.

Program Participation

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2020

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Art, for me, is a way to make sensible the histories materialized in objects and sites. Through my work, I intend to make felt the real involvement of the art viewer/listener in those histories, emphasizing the stake we have in their representation and the role we play in their continued development.”