Armen Eloyan portrait
Nationality Armenian
Born b. 1966

Armen Eloyan

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Noted for his large-scale, irreverent paintings of anthropomorphic animals and figures, Armen Eloyan depicts absurd narratives in his darkly existential work. Though Eloyan doesn’t define himself as a writer, his paintings tell sardonic, sometimes erotic stories. Partly inspired by cartoons and street art, as well as the European masters, his works are heavily impastoed with colorful paints and thick black outlines, adroitly balancing dark humour with a searing existential vision.

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Armen Eloyan
    Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland


    Armen Eloyan
    SALT, Birsfleden, Switzerland

    2019
    Natur und Kultur
    Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2018
    Armen Eloyan
    Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France


    Armen Eloyan
    Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2017
    Armen Eloyan
    Galerie Nicola Von Senger, Zürich, Switzerland


    Armen Eloyan
    Timothy Taylor, New York, NY

    2016
    Armen Eloyan: Garden
    Timothy Taylor, London, UK

    2014
    Armen Eloyan
    Patrick Painter, Los Angeles, CA


    Portray
    Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2013
    Sailor
    Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland


    Corn in your fruity basket
    Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2012
    Day by Day Part II
    Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2011
    End of Summer, Beginning of Autumn
    Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2009
    Armen Eloyan: Paintings
    Timothy Taylor, London, UK


    Armen Eloyan: bees left it or bears do it
    Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland

    2008
    Local Gothic and Culture
    Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


    Bookstore Cure
    Timothy Taylor, London, UK

    2007
    Centre Culturel Suisse (Project Room), Paris, France


    Two Feet in One Shoe
    Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK

    2006
    Comic-related Paintings
    Galier Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland

    2005
    The More I remember
    Fries Museum, Leeuwardern; De Praktijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2004
    Welcome home where we are
    Gem, The Haag, Netherlands


    Wir rufen euch
    De Praktijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2003
    Recent Works
    Kunstenaarsinitiatief MXO, The Haag, Netherlands

    2002
    Martyrs
    De Praktijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2000
    Armen Eloyan
    Coopmanshus Museum, Franeker, Netherlands

     

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Mirror-Gazing
    The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

    2019
    The Last Waltz (For Leon)
    Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2016
    Take care, amigo
    Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2015
    Substance
    Timothy Taylor, London, UK

    2014
    Zwei Zeiten (with Josef Scharl), curated by Harald Spengler
    Kunstparterre, Munich, Germany


    Portray
    Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium


    The Pink Spy
    M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium


    Old tin cutlery before the invitation of the fork
    Breese Little, London, UK


    Vernacular Alchemists
    Passarelle Centra d’ art contemporain, Brest, France

    2013
    De belles sculptures contemporaines
    Frac de Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France


    Mais in deinem Fruchtekorb
    Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany

    The Gallery Collection, curated by Beda Achermann
    Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland

    2011
    Mr Killer/ Lady Paranoia
    Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris France


    Make Believe
    Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden


    East: Excitable Speech: West,
    curated by Adam Budak
    Kerstin Engholm Galeri, Vienna, Austria


    Where Cuckoos Nest in Autumn
    SAL Projects, Basel, Switzerland


    Viel Larm um Alles. Barockes in der zeitgenossischen Kunst
    Haus fur Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland


    Cas de figures
    La Station, Nice, France

    2010
    Luc Tuymans: A Vision of Central Europe, curated by Luc Tuymans
    Groeningemuseum, Brugges, Belgium


    Knock Knock
    Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York, NY


    She Awoke with a Jerk,
    curated by Nigel Cooke
    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY


    ANIMISM
    Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

    2009
    Holy Destruction
    Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris, France


    Until the End of the World
    AMP Gallery, Athens, Greece


    Ventriloquist,
    curated by Emma Dexter
    Timothy Taylor, London, UK

    2008
    INVOLVED, curated by Philippe Pirotte
    ShanghART Gallery & H Space, Shanghai, China

    Summer Show
    Timothy Taylor, London, UK

    2007
    Bad Dad (with Narcisse Tordoir)
    Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium


    On the Marriage Broker Joke
    Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

    2006
    Villa Jelmini
    Kunsthalle Bern, Bern Switzerland

    2005
    Territoria kunst uit Nederland in en rond Prato
    Centro per I’Arte Contemporanea, Luigi Pecci, Italy


    Malpractice
    De Praktijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands


    Open Studios
    Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2004
    Sunblock, Zomergroepstentoonstelling
    De Praktijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands


    Open Studios
    Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    2003
    To Avoid the Void
    Artwalk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

     

     


  • 2005
    Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Visual Arts