Silvina Der-Meguerditchian

“Silvina Der-Merguerditchian weaves a net of communication, builds a bridge between the estranged and starts a conversation with the unknown. […]

Her installations allude to traditional handicraft while reflecting the heartbreaking stories the artist was told by her [Armenian] grandmother.  […]  The patient perforation of white paper with Turkish words from the artist’s childhood memories and the shiny shadows these papers reflect on the walls count among her most poetic works.”

Beral Madra

Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 5, 2014
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 5, 2014
handmade artist book, 25 sheets (five framed) 11 + 1 AP, 2nd edition, mixed media on paper, 18 x 42 cm
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 3, 2014
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 3, 2014
handmade artist book, 25 sheets (five framed) 11 + 1 AP, 2nd edition, mixed media on paper, 18 x 42 cm
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 17, 2014
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 17, 2014
handmade artist book, 25 sheets (five framed) 11 + 1 AP, 2nd edition, mixed media on paper, 18 x 42 cm
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 10, 2014
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 10, 2014
handmade artist book, 25 sheets (five framed) 11 + 1 AP, 2nd edition, mixed media on paper, 18 x 42 cm
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 8, 2014
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Treasures, page 8, 2014
handmade artist book, 25 sheets (five framed) 11 + 1 AP, 2nd edition, mixed media on paper, 18 x 42 cm
Silvina Der-Meguerditschian, Emptied Words, 2009
Silvina Der-Meguerditschian, Emptied Words, 2009
paper, yarn, different formats, series of 30
Silvina Der-Meguerditschian, Emptied Words, 2009
Silvina Der-Meguerditschian, Emptied Words, 2009
paper, yarn, different formats, series of 30

 Silvina Der-Merguerditchian

 Born 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  lives and works in Berlin

The artist is the granddaughter of Armenian immigrants to Argentina and was born in Buenos Aires in 1967. She grew up in Argentina and since 1988 lives in Berlin.

Her artistic work deal with issues related to the burden of national identity, memory, the role of minorities in the society and the potential of a space “in between”.

Her work has a very heterogeneous language (installation, video, sound installation, audiowalk, rugs, bi-dimensional image, etc.)

She is initiator of the platform for Armenian artists and curator of “UnderConstruction” www.underconstructionhome.net, the first “off” Armenian Diaspora representation at the 52.Venice Biennial, curator of the exhibition “Voulu/obligé, Outskirts of a small contradiction” part of the official Programme in the 53rd Venice Biennal and since 2010 artistic director of www.houshamadyan.org, a project to reconstruct Ottoman Armenian town and village life.

www.silvina-der-merguerditchian.de