HomePage Artists

b. 1951, Egypt

Chant Avedissian Biography

Chant Avedissian was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951. Coming from Christian Armenian traditions due to his origins, but raised and educated inside the Egyptian culture and schools, he and his work had been always committed to the identity of nations, traditions and culture. His work for the Aga Khan Foundation with celebrated Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy (1900-1989), inspired him to develop a strong interest in traditional art and local materials: all the tracks and tools he follows to understand and get a close look to his own primal identity as a transversal human being.

Read More

Well travelled, Avedissian finds icons from traditional arts and local cultures around the world and transfer them to his own universe, working through a wide range media, including photography ant textiles. Since 1990, his most known work focuses in painted stencils on cardboard, showing the icons he found during his trips all around the world trough several countries, from Egypt to Uzbekistan, Paris to Canada, from Cuba to Greece. Avedissian stencils collect symbols and icons from every corner visited by the artist and translate them into his own artistic language.

Chant Avedissian Featured Artworks

View All (22)
Formation of a Square II by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianFormation of a Square II, 2017Wood and acrylic paint
180 x 260 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery Contact Gallery
B11- Ancient Egyptian pattern, dark grey triangles on white by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianB11- Ancient Egyptian pattern, dark grey triangles on white, 2016Gouache on corrugated cardboard, unique
180 x 18 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery Contact Gallery
B12- Ancient Egyptian pattern, red triangles on white by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianB12- Ancient Egyptian pattern, red triangles on white, 2016Gouache on corrugated cardboard, unique
180 x 18 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery Contact Gallery
P5 - Ancient Egyptian triangles with plants by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianP5 - Ancient Egyptian triangles with plants, 2016Gouache on corrugated cardboard, unique
180 x 90 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery Contact Gallery
Persian tiles by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianPersian tiles, 1982–1989Hand-dyed cotton
165 x 210 cm
Sold
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Pharaonic triangles by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianPharaonic triangles, 1982–1989Hand-dyed cotton
200 x 240 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery Contact Gallery
Panel A and Panel B by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianPanel A and Panel B, 1989Hand-dyed cotton

Sold
Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Color and black squares by Chant Avedissian contemporary artwork
Chant AvedissianColor and black squares, 1982–1989Hand-dyed cotton
205 x 257 cm
Sabrina Amrani Gallery Contact Gallery

Chant Avedissian Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Chant Avedissian, Transfer, Transport, Transit at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Closed
15 March–27 May 2017 Chant Avedissian Transfer, Transport, Transit Sabrina Amrani GalleryMadera, 23, Madrid

Chant Avedissian Represented By

Chant Avedissian In Related Press

El Andy Warhol de Oriente Medio Related Press El Andy Warhol de Oriente Medio 9 December 2017, EL PAÍS

Cuando el periodista Nigel Ryan fue a entrevistar a Chant Avedissian a su estudio de El Cairo para la publicación Al-Ahram Weekly, esperaba la típica conversación soporífera de otro artista soberbio y solipsista. Sin embargo, el encuentro terminó en una sesión de fotos desopilante, en la que entrevistado y entrevistador posaron disfrazados con...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Chant Avedissian are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
;
iCal
GoogleYahooOutlook