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.
2016 "Boghossian Foundation's" painting prize
2015 Art on Board project by "Saradar Foundation" painting prize
2018 Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
Selected Solo and Collective Exhibitions
2020 "Dessine Moi un Cedre", La Residence des Pins, Beirut, Lebanon
2020. “In 24-hours”, the Wall Space gallery, Scotland, UK
2020 "How to Make a Human Pattern", Artlab gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2019 "Ways of Seeing", Mark Hachem gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2019 Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon
2019 "Biennale of Contemporary Art 2019", Macam, Aalita, Lebanon
2018 "33rd Salon d'Automne", Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
2018 “In The Memory of the Ones Who Won’t Make It”, Mark Hachem gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 “Transpositions” (In Situ), Ecaps, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 "Mediterranean Culture," l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bolognia, Italy
2017 Beirut Art Fair, Revealing, Beirut, Lebanon
2016 “Reflect”, Tabari Art Space, Dubai
2016 Art Central, Hong Kong
2015 "No Food's Land", BJCEM Biennale, Milan, Italy
2015 “Dreams in Black and White”, 392rmeil393 gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 “Extraordinary Art Exhibition” by Goguigian Foundation, The Venue, Beirut, Lebanon
2013 “Wish You Were Here” Project, Germany