Ashot Baghdasaryan‏ - sculptor

Ashot Baghdasaryan
Date of Birth – March 29, 1957

Education
1974 – 1976 – Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts
1981 – Graduated from the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and
Architecture in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia)
Professional Experience
1983 – Member of the USSR Union of Artists
1985-1994 – Professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Armenia
1995 – Member of the International Association of Artists (UNESCO)
2008 – Member of Hungary’s sculptors society
2008 – Member of Association of Hungarian creative artists.

One-Man Shows
1991 – Centre Kulturinnov – Budapest, Hungary
1993 – Galerie Les Cents – Paris, France
1993 – UGAB Hall, Marseille – France
1993 – Galerie du Temple – Paris, France
1994 – Russian Cultural Centre – Budapest, Hungary
1996 – Armenian Embassy in France – Paris
2000 – Gallery “Studio - 13” – Pasadena, USA
2000 – Cite Internationale des Arts – Paris, France
2003 – Gallery “A” – Düsseldorf, Germany
2005 – Cultural center ”Honved” – Vesprém, Hungary
2005 – Armenian cultural center – Győr, Hungary
2005 – Cultural center – Dorog, Hungary
2005 – Gallery 21 ,Csepel – Budapest, Hungary
2007 – Armenian Cultural Center – Budapest, Hungary
2008 – “Ferenc Liszt” Exhibition hall – Sopron, Hungary
2008 – City Kultural home – Pápa, Hungary
2008 – Museum of Hévíz – Hévíz, Hungary
2008 – Gallery Göncsi – Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
2009 – Film house – Budapest, Hungary
2009 – Cultural center – Paloznak, Hungary
2010 – City exhibition hall–Veszprém,Hungary
2010 – Cultural center–Pápa,Hungary
2010 – Helikon Kastelymuzeum–Keszthely,Hungary
2011 – Cultural home–Zalaszentgrot,Hungary
2011 – VOKE Kodaly Zoltan–Nagykanizsa,Hungary
2011 – Art-Manezh(Khankhalaev gallery) –Moscow,Russia
2012 – Artists' union of Armenia –Yerevan
2013 – Museum of Fine Arts-Shushi, Karabagh
2015- Artaqarium, RAU- Yerevan
2016 – Gallery “K-11”, Budapest, Hungary
2017 – VMK Gallery, Vesprém, Hungary
2018- Artaquarium,RAU-2018- RAU-Yerevan

Group Exhibitions (selected)
1978 – Young Artists of Leningrad – Leningrad
1981 – Young Artists of the USSR – the USSR Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow
1984 – The Art of Armenia – Stockholm
1984 – Sculpture ’84 – Moscow
1985 – Crossroads of History – Yerevan
1985 – Days of Armenia Culture in Hungary – Budapest
1986 – International Exhibition of Portrait – Moscow-Prague
1989 – Seven Armenian Artists in Georgia – Tbilisi
1992,1996,1998 – X, XII, XIII International Biennale, dedicated to
Dante’s “ Divine Comedy” – Ravenna, Italy
1993 – II International Congress of the “Ararat” Academy – Paris
1994 – Exhibition of Winners of the Dante Biennale – Yerevan
1996 – Armenian Sculpture and Graphics – URANIA, Berlin
1997, 1999-2001 – “Kultursymposion – M” (bronze sculpture) – Iserlohn, Germany
1998 – Exhibition of Works by Armenian Artists – Galleria Caribe, Sao-Paulo
2001 – Armenia – 1700 Years of Christianity – Yerevan
2001 – Dante In Armenia – Yerevan – Ravenna
2001 – Armenian Artists in Samara – Samara, Russia
2002 – International Artistic Salon in Moscow
2002 – Mountain Ararat in Armenian Art – Yerevan
2004–2007 – “Kultursymposion – M” (bronze sculpture) – Iserlohn, Germany
2005 – “Sakrale Kunst” international exhibition – Iserlohn, Germany – Chorzow, Poland
2008 – “Three generations” (Kievyan-24) – Yerevan, Armenia
2009 – Exhibition “Premier” – Gallery Duna, Budapest, Hungary
2009 – “Peacemaker ” annual exhibition – Central House of Artists – Moscow,Russia
2010 – Fine art exhibition dedicated to the 95-th anniversary of the Armenian genocide – Yerevan
2010 – “Armeni”-international exhibition of modern art–Castelle dell’Ovo–Naples,Italy
2010 – Trends in the modern sculpture–Vízivárosi Galeria-Budapest,Hungary
2010 – Lake Sevan lake inspiration–Union of artistes–Yerevan
2011 – “Armeni e iprini”–Avellino,Italy
2011 – ''International modern art exhibition’’Armeni''–Rome,Italy
2012-2019 – “Exhibition of Armenian artists” – Yerevan, Armenia
2015 – “Exhibition dedicated to 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide” – Yerevan, Armenia
2018 – “Palais Bondy” – Lyon, France
2018 – “Central artists house” – Moscow, Russia
2019 – “Lucy Tutunjian Gallery” – Beirut, Lebanon

Prizes
1992 – Gold Medal (“Holy Motherhood” bronze, 40cm x 13cm x 9cm )
X International Biennale dedicated to Dante’s “Divine Comedy” – Ravenna, Italy
1996 – Medal of Pope John Paul II ( “Dante. Purgatory”, bronze, 51cm x 35cm x 16cm)
XII International Biennale dedicated to Dante’s “Divine Comedy ” – Ravenna, Italy
1998 – Collective prize to sculptors from Armenia “For the Best Participation”
(“Gates of Love”, bronze, 51cm x 23cm x 13cm)
XIII International Biennale dedicated to Dante’s “Divine Comedy” – Ravenna, Italy
2001 – Medal “For the Best Sculpture” award of the Union of Artists of Armenia
2010 – “The Best Sculpture”–award of the World Armenian Congress
2018 – “Man of the Year” – Yerevan, Armenia

Works in Public Places
1985 – “Portrait of people’s artist G. L. Manvelyan” – bronze, h-40cm – Artashat State Drama Theatre
named after A. Kharazyan
1986 – “Sprig” – tuff, iron, h-178 cm – Yerevan Botanical Garden
1999 – Portraits of Founders of Yerevan State Medical University ( 9 portraits ) – YSMU
2003 – “Sculptor Sargis Baghdasaryan” – memorial plaque, basalt , 135cm x 65cm x 20cm – Yerevan
2005 – “Portrait of Dr. S.L. Yolyan” – bronze, h-65cm – Yerevan Institute of Cardiology
2019 – “People of Artsakh” – bas-relief , tuff –240cm x 82cm x 36cm – Cleveland, USA
2019 – “Ikarus” – Monument dedicated to Martyrs of Arad – 250cm x 110cm x 120cm –Veszprém, Hungary

Works in State Collections
National Picture Gallery of Armenia – Yerevan
State Tretyakov Gallery – Moscow
Academy of Fine Arts – Moscow
Collection of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia – Yerevan
Collection of the Ministry of Culture of Russia – Moscow
Centro Dantesco – Ravenna, Italy
State Fine Arts museum after M.A.Vrubel –Omsk,Russia
The works of Artists also can be found in private collections in numerous countries.
Ashot Baghdasaryan’s works have been presented by Armenian Presidents as gifts to the leaders of Bulgaria, Egypt, Lichtenstein, Russia, Romania and France.