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Far Away From Where? Artist Talk: Hrair Sarkissian

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Bark Room, Room M104, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 2 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Hrair Sarkissian, a photographer whose work is included in the Far Away From Where? exhibition, will speak about his work. A reception will follow.

Hrair Sarkissian is a photographer. Born in 1973 and raised in Damascus, he earned his foundational training at his father’s photographic studio, where he spent all his childhood vacations and where he worked full-time for twelve years after high school. In 2010 he completed a BFA in Photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He lives and works in London since 2011.

In 2013, Sarkissian received the Abraaj Group Art Prize and in 2015 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale as participating artist in the group show Armenity / Hayoutioun, Contemporary Artists from the Armenian Diaspora at the Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia.

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Presented by The New School for Social Research 

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design, Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas


The New School for Social Research


Graphic Design and Illustration, Fine Arts, Photography


Free; No reservation required

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