Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, U.S.
    Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon.
    KADIST, San Francisco, U.S.
  • 2015Fondazione Cari Spezia, La Spezia, Italy.
    Mosaic Rooms, London.
  • 2013Darat al Funun, Amman.
  • 2011SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul.
    Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin.
  • 2010Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
  • 2008Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
  • 2007The Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 1998French Institute for Arab Research, Damascus.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017"Age of Terror", Imperial War Museum, London.
    "La Terra Inquieta", La Triennale di Milano.
    "Disappearance at Sea – Mare Nostrum", Baltic Contemporary Art Centre, Newcastle, UK.
    “Wounded cities. Hyphenated places — hyphenated identities.”, The New School, New York.
    "Make a Change", Norrtälje konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden.
  • 2016"ATLAS of the ruins OF EUROPE", CentroCentro, Madrid.
    "Built, World", SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
    "Critical Archives I", Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymno, Greece
    "Make a Change", Kulturcentrum Ronneby, Sweden
  • 201510th Bamako Encounters, The African Biennial of Photography, Bamako.
    “To What End”, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria.
    “Fire and Forget”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.
    “Armenity”, Armenian pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial, Venice.
    “Sitter”, Columbus College of Art & Desig, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
  • 2014-2015“Time, Conflict, Photography” Tate Modern, London; and Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.
  • 2014“Here And Elsewhere”, New Museum, New York.
    “Alienated of every country, unite!”, La Folie, Quebec.
  • 2013“Death of a Cameraman”, Apexart, New York.
    "Here, elsewhere", Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille Capital of Culture, Marseille.
    “Power, Photos, Freedom!”, Foto Museum Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 20127th Asia Pacific Triennial (APT7), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
    Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
    “Lines of Control” Herbert F Johnson Museum at Cornell University, New York.
  • 2011“Facing Mirrors”, Photography Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah, UAE.
    “Out of Place”, Tate Modern, London, UK, and Darat al Funun, Amman.
  • 2010“Breaking News” Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy.
    21st International Photography Meeting, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 2009“Disorientation II” The Rise & Fall of Arab Cities, Abu Dhabi.
    11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul.
    “Treasures of Wisdom”, ReMap2, Athens.
  • 2008“Visual Arts in Greece III”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    “New Ends, Old Beginnings”, The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.
    “Constructio”, Galeria Antonio De Barnola, Barcelona.
  • 2005“Meeting Points”, Amman, Jordan and Damascus.
  • 2004“Voies Off”, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles, France.
  • 2003Centre d’Art le Creux de l’enfer, Thiers, France.
  • 2001&2003“Journées de la photographie”, Damascus.
  • 2000&2001International Photographic Gathering, Aleppo.


  • Nat Muller, “Hrair Sarkissian”, Metropolis M, Nº 4-2011, pp.42-43, 116.
  • Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, “Dream Color”, Bidoun, Winter 2010, pp. 30-31.
  • Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, “Arguing the World”, The National (special art issue), UAE, November 20, 2009, pp. 6-7.
  • Contemporary Art in the Middle East (ed. Paul Sloman), Black Dog Publishing, Ltd., London, 2009, pp.148-151.
  • Charles Esche, “11th International Istanbul Biennial”, ArtForum, no. 4, December 2009, pp.196-199 (p.197).
  • Art Dubai Web-Journal, March 2009 issue:
  • Visual Arts in Greece III, ‘And Now?’, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (exhibition catalogue, pp. 46-47).
  • Sönke Gau, “Hrair Sarkissian, In-Between Times and In-Between Spaces”, Camera Austria, no. 102, Summer 2008, pp.43-48.
  • Financial Times, March 17, 2008 (work illustrated on the back cover of the supplement: Art of Our Time).
  • Εyemazing Dubai, Special Issue, March 2008 (p.17 and illus., p. 9-12).
  • SOURA-A Nonconformist Magazine, Special Edition, Art Dubai, March 2008 (illus. pp. 26-27, 28).
  • Canvas, Collector’s Edition, vol.4, issue 2 (illus. p. 56 and on the back cover of the supplement: Canvas Guide).
  • Nelly Abravanel “Light and shadow in deserted places”, I Kathimerini, Athens, 27th March 2008.
  • “Unfinished…”, Ta Nea, 12 May 2007.


  • 2012The Abraaj Group Art Prize, Dubai.
  • 2010Steenbergen Stipendium, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.

Works in Collections

  • Mori Museum, Tokyo.
  • Tate Modern, London.
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy.
  • Fondazione Cari Spezia, La Spezia, Italy.
  • Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah.
  • The Khalid Shoman Collection, Amman.
  • The Farjam Collection, Dubai.

Hrair Sarkissian