Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991) is an Armenian-Lithuanian artist and composer. He works with hybrid forms of sound, focusing on aural fabrications, speculative and vernacular sonic materials, as well as the politics of listening. He often works through installations, sound objects, and time-based collaborations with musicians and performers.

studio@andriusarutiunian.com

Education

2014 – 2016– MA Composition, The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague
2010 – 2014– BA Composition, The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague

Selected exhibitions & performances

2021– Unseen Data, FACT, Liverpool, group show
– Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, group show
– Rewire festival, The Hague
– werkleitz, Halle, group show
– Opening the Archive, BALTIC Contemporary Centre for Art, Gateshead
2020– Lucia Festival, Florence
– Exrotaprint, Berlin (w/ Adapter ensemble)
– Muzikos Ruduo Festival, Vilnius (w/ Anton Lukoszevieze)
2019– Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (w/ Ensemble Modelo62)
– Sacrum Profanum Festival
– TAC, Eindhoven (w/ Ensemble Modelo62)
– Kablys, Vilnius
– MO, Modern Art Museum, Vilnius (w/ Ensemble Synaesthesis)
– Kaunas Artist’s House (w/Ensemble Synaesthesis)
– Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (w/ Marianna Maruyama)
2018– Centraal Museum, Gaudeamus Muziekweek festival, Utrecht
– Yaga festival, Lithuania
– Korzo, The Hague
– De Nieuwe Regentes, The Hague
– Ephémère, Studio Loos, The Hague
2017– documenta 14, Parliament of Bodies (w/ Marianna Maruyama)
– Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
– Melos Ethos festival, Bratislava (w/ Ensemble Synaesthesis)
– RAST, Amsterdam
– deSingel, Antwerp (w/ Nadar ensemble)
– Gallery Nouvelles Images, The Hague (w/ Marianna Maruyama)
– Radio Papesse, Florence
– Gaudeamus Sessies, Utrecht
2016– MAZE festival, Amsterdam
– Rewire festival, The Hague
– Moments in the Pulse, Hong Kong

Residencies

2021– FACT, EMARE/EMAP, Liverpool
– Cité internationale des arts, Paris
2020– Amant, Siena
2019– BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
– ZKM | Hertz Lab, Karlsruhe
2018– The Deep Splash, Vilnius
– Quartertone, Yerevan
2015– Conlon Foundation, Utrecht
2014– National Cyprus Museum and Slagwerk Den Haag, Nicosia

Publications

2020– Four Essays, w/ Raimundas Malašauskas, Marianna Maruyama, Isabelle Sully
2019– Portraits & Poets, digital release
– CD compilation Another Point of View, Ensemble Synaesthesis, Music Information Centre Vilnius
– CD compilation Far Away But Ever Closer, Music Information Centre Vilnius

Awards & grants

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

Teaching & research

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