ICA faculty

Ruben Arevshatyan (b. 1965) is an artist, art critic, independent curator. Graduated from Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatrical Institute, department of sculpture. Teaches art history at the department of Fine Arts in the Armenian Open University and Contemporary Art Institute, Yerevan. In the period of 1997-2004 artistic director of Hay-Art cultural center, Yerevan. Author of numerous critical texts in local and international magazines and publications. His critical articles concern the current problems of Armenian contemporary art, architecture, art theory and art education. Member of the editorial board of www.red-thread.org e-journal. Curator and associate of local and international projects like “Great Atrophy”, “Parallel Reality”, “Three Tendencies”, “Adieu Parajanov”, “Local Modernities”, “Manuals: Subjects of New Universality” (Armenian National Pavilion in 54 Venice Biennale), etc… Coauthor and co-curator of The Sweet 60s international research project. Lives and works in Yerevan
Yelena Aydinyan is an art historian and art critic. She teaches at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts and writes for Arteria online cultural magazine. Her research interests include the ideas of Proletarian culture in Armenian art of 1920s and early 1930s.
Vardan Azatyan is an Associate Professor in art history at Yerevan State Academy of Fine Art. As a Visiting Professor he has lectured at Columbia University in the City of New York and Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, NL. His recent publications include articles in ARTMargins, Oxford Art Journal, Human Affairs, Springerin, The Internationaler.He is a co-editor, with Malcolm Miles, of the volume Cultural Memory (University of Plymouth Press, 2010). His monograph Art History and Nationalism: Medieval Arts of Armenia and Georgia in 19th century Germany was published in 2012 in Armenian language. He is the translator of major works by George Berkeley and David Hume into Armenian.
Hrach Bayadyan (b. 1957) is a cultural critic living and working in Yerevan, Armenia. He is a lecturer at the Yerevan State University, leading the “Communication, Media and Society” Master's programme at the Department of Journalism. Along with other courses, he teaches “Media and Cultural Studies”. His recent articles are related to such issues as political, social, and cultural implications of information and communication technologies, post-Soviet media culture and transformations of urban spaces, as well as Russian-Soviet orientalism and cultural identity. His recent publications include: articles “Boredom” and “Hierarchy” for the book “Atlas of Transformation”, JRP-Ringier, 2010 (Project “Monument to Transformation 1989-2009”, Tranzit, Prague); Becoming Post-Soviet, Series: Documenta 13: 100 notes – 100 thoughts, No. 059, Hatje Cantz, 2012.