Seda Shekoyan

Seda Shekoyan (born in 1988, Yerevan) is a curator, art theorist and writer. Her curatorial practice, research and writings focus on exploring topics surrounding curatorial historiography, archives, museology and institutional practices. Seda’s writing on art, literature, food and tourism has appeared in many local magazines. Seda is interested in the agency of art institutions and their active role in society. She graduated with a degree in Art history and theory from Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts (2010). She also holds an Erasmus Mundus joint Master's degree in Media Arts Cultures from Danube University Krems, Austria; University of Lodz, Poland; and Aalborg University in Denmark (2015-2017)). 

Seda Shekoyan has been engaged in various institutional practices. She was the Director of Fine Arts Department at Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (2010-2012). During those years she organized a number of curatorial projects in Armenia (“Spying on Armenia”, “Development of Interdisciplinary Platforms”, etc.) and in Germany. Since 2014 she has actively participated in a number of forums and projects aimed to advance young scholars' and peacebuilders' careers. Between 2014 and 2015 she was a curatorial fellow at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey (the first EU-funded Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme). Seda is a recipient of fellowships and scholarships from European Cultural Foundation, Open Society Institute, Hrant Dink Foundation (Turkey), Al Mamal Foundation of Contemporary Art (Israel/Palestine), Al Balad Residency (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) and other institutes.