In an interview, Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad explains: “The tenor of my work is often political; I seek to explore themes and subjects that I find troubling or vital.”
Born in Qamishli, Kevork Mourad (1970), studied in Aleppo and received his Master’s degree from the Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts in Armenia. Creating monotypes and drawings, Mourad builds his work on the themes of collective memory, biblical allegories, binding communities and his dual Syrian and Armenian heritage. He is known for large-scale immersive works and visual performances in which he collaborates with musicians to spontaneously create pieces in front of a live audience.
Mourad has performed in many institutions, such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Le Festival du Monde Arabe in Montreal, The Nara Museum in Japan, Art Institute of Chicago, Rubin Museum of Art and The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art in Yerevan.
- - 2016 in Gallery Z / Rhode Island / USA
- - 2015 in Galerie Claude Lemand / Paris / France
- - 2014 in The Contemporary Art Platform / Kuwait City / Kuwait
- - 2014 in Art Moment / Budapest / Hungary