Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991) is an Armenian-Lithuanian artist and composer based in Paris and The Hague. Arutiunian works with hybrid forms of music through sound installations, film, sculpture and performances.

Alternate modes of political and musical organisation, sonic dissent, and playful investigation of esoteric and vernacular histories form Arutiunian’s most recent works. Through aural cosmologies, use of 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. The imperialist histories of what we consider as “being in tune” is a recurring theme in Arutiunian’s works.

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

Other group shows and performances include Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing), Stroom (The Hague), Survival Kit 13 (Riga), documenta 14 Parliament of Bodies (Kassel), FACT (Liverpool), Rewire Festival (The Hague), and Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), as well as residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, EMARE/EMAP Liverpool, Amant Siena, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead, and ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Trained as a composer, Arutiunian studied music composition and sonology at the Royal Conservatory The Hague.

Solo shows

2023Medūza, Vilnius, upcoming
Centrala Space, Birmingham, Diaphonics
2022The 59th Venice Biennale, Armenia Pavilion, Gharīb
CTM festival and silent green, Berlin, Incantations

Group exhibitions & performances

2023Le Fresnoy, Centre Pompidou, Tourcoing, Saodat Ismailova. Double Horizon
2022Survival Kit 13, Riga, The Little Bird Must be Caught


Unseen Data, FACT, Liverpool
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
Rewire festival, The Hague
werkleitz, Halle
Opening the Archive, BALTIC Contemporary Centre for Art, Gateshead


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)
RAST, Amsterdam
deSingel, Antwerp (w/ Nadar ensemble)
Gallery Nouvelles Images, The Hague (w/ Marianna Maruyama)
Radio Papesse, Florence


MAZE festival, Amsterdam
Rewire festival, The Hague
Moments in the Pulse, Hong Kong


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


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


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

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