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O ur Story

Atamian Hovsepian Curatorial Practice was established in 2022 with a focus on contemporary, experimental, and conceptual art. The mission of the practice is to represent extraordinary contemporary art created by underrepresented voices including, but not limited to, women, LGBTQ+ and artists of color.

 

Projects in development for the 2023-2024 season include an exhibition at a leading Boston area cultural institution, several solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Paris, and Yerevan.

The practice is based in NYC with a network of artists from around the world. 

O ur Curators

Christopher Atamian

Christopher Atamian is a noted critic and multi-platform storyteller who has written for leading publications, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, and Hyperallergic. He is the former Dance critic for The New York Press and Co-Editor and Publisher of KGB Magazine.

 

Christopher has curated both art and film, including 12 exhibitions for the non-profit Nor Alik, which he also founded. He co-created Atamian Hovsepian Curatorial Practice (AHCP) with a focus on experimental and conceptual art by underrepresented voices, including but women, LGBTQ+ and POC’s. Most recently, as the co-curator of AHCP, he presented two exhibitions: The Future of Things Passed featuring four leading Armenian women artists and Art to Learn, Art to Live at Lebanese American University, featuring 53 leading artists from Lebanon.

 

Christopher has published six books, and edited art catalogues and books for curators such as Adelina von Furstenberg and the late Neery Melkonian. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School, he  has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship at the ETH Zürich, a Bronfman Scholarship in Democratic Enterprise, two Tölölyan Literary Prizes and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. HE has ben nominated for a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

Tamar Hovsepian

Tamar Hovsepian is a noted writer and curator with an expertise in Armenian and Contemporary Art. She has curated exhibitions in New York City and co-created Atamian Hovsepian Curatorial Practice (AHCP) with a focus on experimental and conceptual art by underrepresented voices, including women, LGBTQ+ and artists of color. Her groundbreaking 2008 exhibition featuring 32 women artists of Armenian descent at Artist's Loft in Tribeca was a steppingstone that led to collaborations with various galleries and curators, including: Endless Inspiration: Flowers in Works of Five LIC Artists in 2009 at Art-o-Mat gallery, and the 2013 Juxtaposition: Contemporary Armenian Artists at Denise Bibro Fine Arts. Most recently, as the co-curator of AHCP, she presented two exhibitions: The Future of Things Passed featuring four leading Armenian women artists and Art to Learn, Art to Live at Lebanese American University, featuring 53 artists from Lebanon.

 

Born in Yerevan, Tamar graduated from the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts with a BA/MA in Theory and History of Art.  She has twenty years of experience working as a writer for leading Armenian publications and TV stations and has also worked as a reporter. In 2012, Tamar earned a second MA in Urban Affairs from CUNY. She then gained experience working in communications and development for various museums, non- profits, and municipal agencies, focusing on urban planning and intergovernmental affairs. Tamar sits on the Board of Directors at the Ashot Johannissyan Research Institute in the Humanities. In 2022 she founded an artists’ residency aiming to support and foster the artistic practices of Armenian artists. 

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