Andrius Arutiunian (b.1991) is an Armenian-Lithuanian artist and composer based in Paris and The Hague. Arutiunian works with hybrid forms of sound through objects, installations 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, non-western tuning systems, and use of resonance and speculative instruments, Arutiunian works with sound as a world-ordering method. 

studio@andriusarutiunian.com

Solo exhibitions

2022Pavilion of Armenia, the 59th Venice Biennale, Gharīb
Centrala Space, Birmingham
CTM festival and silent green, Berlin, Incantations

Group exhibitions & performances

2022Survival Kit 13, Riga

2021

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

2020

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

2019

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)

2018

Centraal Museum, Gaudeamus Muziekweek festival, Utrecht
Yaga festival, Lithuania
Korzo, 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

2016

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

Residencies

2022Rupert, Vilnius

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

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

2019

Portraits & Poets, digital release

Awards & grants

2020Talent 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

Education

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

Teaching & research

2016–ongoingSound 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