Robert Barsamian

Barsamian's three dimensional installations, complete with drawings, paintings and lighting are about imagination, and fantasy, hope and fear, creating space and giving structural form to psychological states of mind. Barsamian's works create his legacy to history, sometimes with oral recorded narrative and music, to bring the past to a new life. His works are a critique on the human condition as it was during the genocide, and the slipperiness of meaning and understanding in the modern world. His "sacred spaces" - rooms that envelope and seduce the viewer to experience visually and sensually the emotions he wants to share from his world with his audience- provides them the wider experience of eliciting their own memories.

The Armenian Church, 2001

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2011  Rhode Island College, Providence, RI (forthcoming)
  • 2011  Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, MI
  • 2009  Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
  • 2003  Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
  • 2002  Baruch College, New York, NY 
  • 2001  Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • 2000  Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1992  Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX

Lecture/Visiting Artist:

  • 2010  Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, PA 
  • 2006  International Conference on the Arts in Society, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2005  International Assoc. of Genocide Scholars, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2003  University of Texas Arlingotn, Arlington, TX
  • 2002  Worcester State College, Worcester, MA
  • 2000  Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL 

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