Contributor Bios

Hrayr Eulmessekian

Hrayr Anmahouni Eulmessekian (b. 1958, Beirut) is a graduate of Nichan Palandjian Djemaran. He attended the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts for two years. In 1984, leaving behind the ravages of the first ten years of the civil war, he moved to San Francisco and received his BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Considered a post-disciplinary artist often making ephemeral works, he employs varied media, such as film, video, sound, silkscreen, photography, and painting, to interrogate the nature of representation, subjectivity, language, identity and history as constructs. His works have been exhibited, screened or broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Yerevan, Art Dubai, Sharjah Biennial’s global gathering, “The March Meeting”, Pratt Manhattan. A founding member of the San Francisco Armenian Film Festival, he serves on its curatorial team. Notable interview in Prof. Marc Nichanian’s GAM Review #6.