Karén Mirzoyan (b. 1981) lives and works in Yerevan, Armenia. Solo shows include Palazzo della Cancelleria, Vatican City, Rome, Italy (2013); Half King Gallery, New York, USA (2011); the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France (2011). Biennials include the Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gyumri, Armenia (2012), the Houston FotoFest Biennial, Houston, USA (2012), and the Armenian national pavilion at the 6 th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China (2015). He has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries including MOMA Tbilisi, Georgia (2019); Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France (2009), and Théâtre de la photographie et de l’image, Nice, France (2007).
Mirzoyan has received several awards and scholarships from Magnum Foundation, Open society foundation etc. and recognitions over the years for his photo stories Underground Culture in Iran, Illegal Weapon in South Ossetia and Daily Life in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.