Vigen Galstyan

Vigen Galstyan is an art historian and independent curator based in Yerevan. In 2018 he received his PhD in art history from The University of Sydney on the topic of Translating Ruins: Photography of Cultural Heritage and the Project of Armenian Cultural Modernity, 1860-1904. In 2010 Vigen co-founded Lusadaran Armenian Photography Foundation and has worked for two years as a photography curator at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. Since 2006 he has authored numerous exhibitions, film programs, essays and catalogues on the history of photography and modern Armenian art. Among these is the first exhibition devoted to Armenian film poster art (2006, National Gallery of Armenia), Photography and Everyday Space (2011, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney) and the first retrospective exhibition of one of the masters of Soviet-Armenian photography Gagik Harutyunyan (2017, Artist’s Union of Armenia). Under Vigen’s direction, Lusadaran recently launched the Lusarvest research database on Armenian photography and is currently preparing the first series of monographic publications that address the history of Armenian photography and design.