Andrius Arutiunian - Kauno Bienalė

Andrius Arutiunian


Andrius Arutiunian is an Armenian-Lithuanian artist and composer based in the Netherlands. Arutiunian works with hybrid forms of sound through installations, film, sculpture and performances.

Sonic dissent, alternate modes of political and musical organisation, and playful investigation of esoteric and vernacular histories form Arutiunian’s works. Through aural cosmologies, non-western systems of knowledge, as well as extensive studies of resonance and speculative instruments, the artist works with sound as a world-ordering method. Using hypnotic and enigmatic forms, Arutiunian’s works often question the notion of musical and political attunement.

Recent solo shows include the 59th Venice Biennale, Pavilion of Armenia, Gharīb (Venice, 2022); Diaphonics at Centrala (Birmingham, 2023), and Incantations at CTM and silent green (Berlin, 2021).

Selected group shows and performances include Le Fresnoy and Centre Pompidou (Tourcoing), M HKA (Antwerp), Stroom (The Hague), Stedelijk (Amsterdam), Survival Kit 13 (Riga), documenta 14 Parliament of Bodies (Kassel), Radicants and Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar (Paris), FACT (Liverpool), Rewire Festival (The Hague), and Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius).

Andrius Arutiunian is a DAAD fellow in Berlin 2023-24. Other residencies include Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (Frankfurt), Amant (Siena), Rupert (Vilnius), Cite Internationale des Arts (Paris), EMARE/EMAP (Liverpool), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Newcastle), and ZKM | Centre for Art and Media (Karlsruhe).