Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991) is an Armenian-Lithuanian artist and composer working with sonic dissent, aural cosmologies, and vernacular histories. His research experiments with speculative instruments, non-western knowledges, and alternate methods for world-ordering. Through playful investigation of hypnotic and enigmatic forms, his installations, films, and performances challenge the concepts of musical and political attunement.

In 2022 Andrius Arutiunian represented Armenia at the 59th Venice Art Biennale with a solo show Gharīb. Other recent solo shows include Counterfates (Meduza Vilnius, 2023) Diaphonics (Centrala Birmingham, 2023), and Incantations (CTM and silent green, Berlin, 2021).

Selected group shows include the 14th Shanghai Biennale: Cosmos Cinema, The 15th Gwangju Biennale, The 17th Lyon Biennale, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Le Fresnoy and Centre Pompidou (Tourcoing), the 14th Kaunas Biennial, M HKA (Antwerp), Stroom (The Hague), Kadist (Paris), Survival Kit 13 (Riga), documenta 14 Parliament of Bodies (Kassel), FACT (Liverpool), and Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius).

In 2024 Arutiunian was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize. He is a DAAD fellow in Berlin 2023-24. Other residencies include 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).




2010 – 2016Music Composition, BA & MA; The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague

Solo shows

2023Medūza, Vilnius, Counterfates
PYLON-Lab, Dresden, Silent Talking
Centrala Space, Birmingham, Diaphonics
2022The 59th Venice Biennale, Armenia Pavilion, Gharīb
CTM festival and silent green, Berlin, Incantations

Group exhibitions & performances

2024The 15th Gwangju Biennale, upcoming
The 17th Lyon Biennale, upcoming
Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, upcoming
The 9th Asian Art Biennale, Taiwan, upcoming
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, upcoming
Kadist, Paris, upcoming
Rewire Festival, The Hague
2023The 14th Shanghai Biennial: Cosmos Cinema
The 14th Kaunas Biennial, Long-distance Friendships
Le Fresnoy and Centre Pompidou, Tourcoing, Saodat Ismailova. Double Horizon
Slavs and Tatars, Radicants, Paris, Pickle Bar
Stroom, The Hague, Positions: Elsewheres
2022Survival Kit 13, Riga, The Little Bird Must be Caught
M HKA, Antwerp, EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability
2021FACT, Liverpool, Unseen Data
Rewire festival, The Hague
werkleitz, Halle
BALTIC Contemporary Centre for Art, Newcastle, Opening the Archive


Lucia Festival, Florence
Exrotaprint, Berlin (w/ Adapter ensemble)


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (w/Ensemble Modelo62)
Sacrum Profanum Festival
Kablys, Vilnius
MO, Modern Art Museum, Vilnius (w/ Ensemble Synaesthesis)
Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (w/ Marianna Maruyama)


Centraal Museum, Gaudeamus Muziekweek festival, Utrecht
Yaga festival, Lithuania
Korzo, The Hague
Ephémère, Studio Loos, The Hague


documenta 14, Parliament of Bodies (w/ Marianna Maruyama)
Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Melos Ethos festival, Bratislava (w/ Ensemble Synaesthesis)
deSingel, Antwerp (w/ Nadar ensemble)


MAZE festival
, Amsterdam
Rewire festival, The Hague


2023DAAD, Berlin
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt
Cité internationale des arts, Paris
2022Rupert, Vilnius


Cité internationale des arts, Paris


Amant, Siena


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
ZKM | Hertz Lab, Karlsruhe


The Deep Splash, Vilnius
Quartertone, Yerevan


Conlon Foundation, Utrecht


National Cyprus Museum and Slagwerk Den Haag, Nicosia


2023A review of Seven Common Ways of Disappearing on boomkat
2022Interview with Gerda Paliušytė for echogonewrong
A review of Gharīb and the Pavilion of Armenia at the 59th Venice Biennale by Thibaut De Ruyter for artpress
A review of Arizona Club by Maija Rudovska for Artforum
A review of Gharīb by Angelina Forin
A review of Incantations at CTM festival


2022The Book of Gharīb (Pavilion of Armenia and Hallow Ground)
2020Four Essays, w/ Raimundas Malašauskas, Marianna Maruyama, Isabelle Sully
2019Portraits & Poets, digital release

Awards & grants

2020Talent Development Grant, Stimulerings Fonds, the Netherlands
Makersregeling Den Haag, the Netherlands
Stroom, Promise Grant, the Netherlands
2018Young Artist of 2017, Lithuanian Composer’s Union
2017JCDecaux award (nomination), Lithuania


Teaching & research

2016–ongoingSound researcher at the Sedje Hémon Foundation, The Hague
2016–2021Guest tutor at the Master Artistic Research department, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague