Participant Profile

Harutyun Alpetyan

Visual and Performing arts

Alpetyan is co-founder of AJZ space, an independent art venue in Yerevan which hosts diverse cultural activities from exhibitions and screenings to workshops and theatrical readings. One recent project, Economy of Hope, was included in the Gyumri

Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2012. He also initiated a community center and residency program through the Institute for Contemporary Art Yerevan, and a street intervention, no art in public space, that called attention to urban transformation. Alpetyan was interested in gaining new perspectives on how social and political conditions affect artistic development.