Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991) is an Armenian-Lithuanian artist and composer based in the Netherlands. Trained as a composer, Arutiunian studied at the Royal Conservatory The Hague. 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 most recent works. Through aural cosmologies, non-western tunings and musical systems, 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), The 14th Kaunas Biennial, Stedelijk (Amsterdam), Survival Kit 13 (Riga), documenta 14 Parliament of Bodies (Kassel), Radicants and Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar (Paris), gb agency (Paris), FACT (Liverpool), Rewire Festival (The Hague), and Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius).

Andrius Arutiunian is a selected 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).



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

Solo shows

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

Group exhibitions & performances

2023The 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


Portraits & Poets, digital release

Awards & grants

2020Talent Development Grant, Stimulerings Fonds, the Netherlands
Makersregeling Den Haag, the Netherlands
Stroom, Promise Grant, the Netherlands


Young Artist of 2017, Lithuanian Composer’s Union


JCDecaux award (nomination), Lithuania


Teaching & research

2016–ongoingSound researcher at the Sedje Hémon Foundation, The Hague


Guest tutor at the Master Artistic Research department, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague