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Benji Boyadgian

Benji Boyadgian
The Discord


Permanent, part of a diptych, water colours and pencil on paper, 80cm X 80cm. View more

Benji Boyadgian (b. 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. His solo shows are The Discord, 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 The Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures and The Jerusalem Show VIII: Before and After Origins, under Qalandiya International (2014 and 2016); Spinning On An Axis, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna (2014); Line, Art Rooms, Kyrenia (2015); Stepping Over the Borders, European Mediterranean Art Association (EMMA), Nicosia (2015); Shared Religious Places, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilization (MuCEM), Marseille (2015); Skånes på Linero: De lovade oss en skola, de lovade en simhall, Skanes Konstförening, Lund (2016); Lines of Passage (in medias res), The Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene, Lesbos (2016); Aqua, Château de Penthes, Geneva (2017).

Boyadgian attended the Young Artists Residency Program of Confrontation Through Art Project, organized by EMAA and Rooftop Theatre Group, Nicosia, and was a grant holder at IASPIS, Stockholm. He was co-awarded the Ismail Shammout Prize 2015 in Palestine and was a finalist of the Celeste Award 2016.