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Selected Exhibitions           

2018
24th International Contemporary Art Fair Kunst 2018 Zürich with Galerie Kaminska & Stocker, Yverdon-les-bains, Switzerland, 25 - 28 octobre
Galerie 2016, Hauterive, Switzerland
Tufenkian Fine Arts, Glendale, California (solo)
Galerie Kaminska & Stocker, Yverdon, Switzerland (solo)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Au joli mois de mai, Bienne, Switzerland

2017
Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California (solo)
MACT/CACT contemporary art museum, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Au joli mois de mai, Bienne, Switzerland

2016
Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Théâtre du casino, Aix-les-Bains, France

2015
MultipleSpacings, Bern (solo)
Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Monument Ephémère, une nuit, un mur / one night, one wall
CAN, Neuchâtel; Théâtre Grütli, Genève; Théâtre Saint Gérvais, Genève;
Projectraum M54, Basel; Centre PasquArt, Bienne;
Centre d'art contemporain Yverdon-les-bains; EPFL, Lausanne;
Galérie C, Neuchâtel; Université de Moncton, Canada
EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014
Modern Art Museum Yerevan, Armenia
Galerie C, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (robotic performance)

2013
Gallerie Nelly L’Eplattenier, Lausanne, Switzerland

2012
Università la Sapienza, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
The Leonardo museum, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Proiectum, Köniz, Switzerland (solo)
La Locomotive, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (solo)
Villa Dutoit, Genève, Switzerland
Au Joli mois de mai, Bienne, Switzerland

2011
Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino (CACT), Bellinzona, Switzerland
San Francisco Art Institue, San Francisco, California
Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
National Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2010
Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino (CACT), Bellinzona, Switzerland
Gallerie Nelly L’Eplattenier (solo), Lausanne, Switzerland
Jardin Botanique, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2009
Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California
Musée d'hirsoire, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (solo)
Center for contemporary experimental art, Yerevan, Armenia (solo)
Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California

2008
Musée d'art et d'histoire de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2007
Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
EWZ, Zürich, Switzerland

2005
Artists' Union, Yerevan, Armenia
Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2004
University of California, Los Angeles, California
Articultural Gallery, West Los Angeles, California
2003

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, California
Articultural Gallery, West Los Angeles, California

2000
California State University, Los Angeles, California
California State University, Los Angeles, California (solo)
1999
L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, California

1998
California State University, Los Angeles, California
Gallery 825, West Los Angeles, California
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California
Gallery 825, West Los Angeles, California (Juried by Gronk)
DADA '98— Los Angeles, California
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California (solo)

1997
Artist to Artist Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)

Awards and Residencies

2012
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for "Our cyclopean walls"
Residency at the Art and Cultural Studies Laboratories (ACSL), Armenia

2009
California State University, Fullerton, residency at the Grand Central Art Station, Santa Ana, California
Etat de Neuchâtel, Service de la cohésion multiculturelle for “Our Storis/Nos Histoires”

2008
Office fédéral de la culture, Artists-in-Labs residency at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Lugano

2007
Office fédéral de la culture for “The mountain comes to me”

2003
California Council for the Humanities for “Our Stories”

Education

2000
Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles

1984
Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles

1976-7
Architecture, University of Tehran, Iran

Publications
Ramela Abbamontian Grigorian, Mario Casanova, Alice Henkes, Suren Manukyan, Alina Mnatsakanian, Karine Tissot, 2018, “One person died”, Edition Art & Fiction, Lausanne

Karine Tissot, 2018, CACY [KAKI], n. m., 2013-2017, Edition Art & Fiction, Lausanne

2017, “Extra-Muros”, Edition Grand Cachot (catalogue)

Anne Aymon de Chambrier, 2016, “Partout”, Edition Visarte Neuchâtel (catalogue)

Marie-Léa Zwahlen, 2011, “Entrez libres!”, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel (catalog)

2010, “Think art act science”, Swiss artists in labs, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona (catalog)

Jill Scott, 2010, “Networking the margins”, Editions Springer Wien New York

Elizabeth Little, 2009, "Hidden wounds, paper bullets" Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana (catalog)

2008, “Jeanne Lombard (1865-1945) et les artistes Neuchâteloises 1908-2008”, Editions Gilles Attinger SA, Hauterive, Switzerland (catalog)

Ramela Abbamontian, 2007, “The Diasporic Witness: Reconstructing Testimony in the Works of Contemporary Los Angeles Artists”, Cultural and Ethical Legacies of the Armenian Genocide edited by Richard G. Hovannisian, Los Angeles, CA: Transaction Publishers

Ramela Abbamontian, 2006, “Crossing Borders and Imagining Home/land: Armenian Artists Construct a Diasporic Identity in Los Angeles” Shifting Borders, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Peter Frank, 2003, “From Ararat to America”, Los Angeles (catalog)


Press
Jacques Girard, 28.5.2015, "L’art contemporain s’expose «partout»", Neuchâtel L'Express
Patrice Neuenschwander, 29.4.2015, "Monument Ephémère", Neuchâtel: Vivre la Ville
Catherine Favre, 22.4.2015, “Le génocide est dans son ADN”, Neuchâtel: L'Express
Salomé Di Nuccio, 4.3.2015, “L’art contemporain pour se souvenir du génocide arménien”, Neuchâtel: Courier Neuchâtelois
Javier Gamero Kinosita, 4.2015, “De Muerte y vida”, Berne: Mundo Hispanico
Bernadette Richard, 18 août 2011, “Des nouvelles du Neuchâtel visuel”, Lausanne: L’Hebdo
Yves-André Donzé, 8 août 2011, “«Entrez libres» dans le dédale de l'empreinte et de la lumière”, Neuchâtel: L’Express
Bernadette Richard, 30 juillet 2011, “Quand l’imaginaire explore la vie et la poésie”, Jura: Le Quitidien Jurassien
Denise Frossard, 15 juillet 2011, “15 artistes comme autant de libertés artistiques”, Neuchâtel: COM
Magdalina Zatikyan, 10 juin 2010, “Ararat en tournée”, Erevan: Gollos Armenii
Paula Selleck, 10 novembre 2009, “Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets”, Fullerton, CA: California State University, Fullerton, Inside
Daniella Walsh, january 2010, ""Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets: Iranian Contemporary Art" at Grand Central Art Center of CSU Fullerton", Los Angeles, CA: Art ltd.
Arevik Badalyan, 11 juillet 2009, “The hero of the virtuel displacement is the mount Ararat”, Yerevan: Azg
Ramela Abbamontian, 2008, “Alina Mnatsakanian’s search for home”, Los Angeles, CA: Armenian Reporter Arts & Culture
Sylvia Freda, 4 octobre 2007, “Alina Mnatsakanian, la Heidi d'Arménie”, Neuchâtel: L’ExpressMayda Saris, 12 juillet 2007, “Alina Mnatsakanian Zorik”, Istanbul: Agos
Basile Weber, 23 Août 2006, “Un temple multi-culturel”, Neuchâtel: L’ExpressJanet Samuelian, May 29, 2004, “Artist Mnatsakanian joins high schoolers for multi-media installation”, New York, NY: Armenian Reporter International
Gary Moskowitz, May 24, 2003, “Glendale youth tell their stories”, Los Angeles, CA: L.A. TimesJanet Samuelian, December 30, 2000, “Southland art exhibitions mark end of the 20th century”, New York, NY: The Armenian Reporter International
Evelyn Renata Rueda, December 2000, “Soul expression through arts”, L.A., CA: University Times
Janet Samuelian, November 22, 1997, “Alina Mnatsakanian paintings,installations”, New York, NY: The Armenian Reporter International
Arus Shahbazian, December 11, 1997, “Mnatsakanian’s “Journey” into the inner reaches”, Glendale, CA: Asbarez Daily

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