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Mikayel Ohanjanyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1976. He attended the P. Terlemezyan State College of Fine Arts of Yerevan (graduated with honors in 1995) and then the State Academy of Fine Arts of Yerevan, (graduated with honors in 2001). In 2000 he moved to Italy, entering the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence (graduated with honors in 2005) where he still lives and works. During his artistic activity he participated in various exhibitions, both national and international, such as 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010 / National Pavilion of Armenia, 54th Venice Biennale of Art in 2011 / Collateral Event and 56th Venice Biennale of Art in 2015 / National Pavilion of Armenia, Where Armenia obtained The Golden Lion / Best National Participation Among most important achievements are: Selected Artist for FIAC - On Site, Petite Palais, Paris, France, 2017 Selected Artist for Frieze Sculpture Park, Regent’s Park, London, UK, 2016 Golden Lion - The National Pavilion of Armenia 56th Venice Biennale, 2015 1st Prize - Premio Henraux, Italy, 2014 1st Prize - Premio Targetti Light Art, Italy, 2009 1st Prize - MOVIN’UP 2006, Italy, 2006 1st Prize - II International Contemporary Art Biennale of Pavia, Italy, 2003 Honorary Degree - XX Premio Firenze, Italy, 2002 3rd Prize - XIX Premio Firenze, Italy, 2001 3rd Prize - XIII International Sculpture Biennale, Ravenna, Italy, 1998 Among most important solo and group exhibitions from 2015 onwards: 2017 FIAC - On Site 2017, curated by Christophe Leribault and Eva Wittocx, Grand Palais / Petit Palais, Paris / France “The Mount Analogue” - Standart, 1st International Triennale of Contemporary Art of Armenia, curated by Adelina Cüberyan Von Fürstenberg, Gyumri, Armenia “Diario”, curated by Clare Lilley, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton - Wakefield / UK 2016 Frieze Sculpture Park 2016, curated by Clare Lilley, Regent’s Park, London / UK “Durk”, Ca’ Grande / State University of Milan, curated by Donatella Volonté, Milan / Italy 2015 “Armenity”, 56th International Art Exhibition Biennale di Venezia, The National Pavilion of The Republic of Armenia, The Island of San Lazzaro Degli Armeni, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Venice / Italy “Dreamscapes”, 6th Internazionale Art Biennale of Beijing, the National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia, curated by Anna K. Gargarian, National Art Museum of Beijing, Beijing / China “Grandchildren - New geographies of belonging”, The DEPO, curated by Silvina Der Meguerditchian, Istanbul / Turkey Member of the Art for the World (Geneva), UNESCO’s International Association of Plastic Arts (Paris), Permanent membership at the Artist’s Union of Armenia. His works can be found at the Ecclesiastic College of the French Pontifical Seminar of Vatican (Rome), the Pontifical College of St. Roberto Bellarmine of Vatican (Rome), The Henraux Foundation (Italy), The Targetti’s Light Art Collection (Italy), The Microcollection Museum (Italy), The Collection of Municipality of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (Germany), The Museum of the Centro Dantesco of Ravenna (Italy), The Museum of Contemporary Art of Pavia (Italy) and among private collectors in Armenia, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and USA.