Jacques Vartabedian Lebanon, b. 1987

Jacques Vartabedian is a Lebanese-Armenian artist, born in 1987 in Beirut, Lebanon, where he currently works and lives. He holds a BA in Fine Arts and a master’s degree in Painting from the Lebanese Institute of Fine Arts. 

His work is involved in the creation of conceptually based sociopolitical objects that deal with conditions of real experience, and with the multifaceted reality that challenges existing physical and political boundaries. He combines contemporary ideas with traditional techniques and creates a blend of extensions of our reality that are based upon his breed cultural traditions and his interest in the changing world of today.

Jacques has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions locally and internationally. He was part of the BJCEM young artists biennale in Milan, Italy in 2015. Hong Kong Art Central in 2016. Beirut Art Fair in 2017 and 2019. 33rd Salon d'Automne at Sursock Museum in Beirut 2018, and Contemporary Art Biennale at Macam Museum in Aalita, Lebanon 2019. He was the recipient of the (Art on Board Beirut) painting prize by Saradar Foundation in 2015, and the Boghossian Foundation’s painting prize in 2016, followed up by an Art Residency at Villa Empain Brussels in 2018.