G.H. Hovagimyan is an experimental artist working in a variety of forms. He was one of the first artists in New York to start working with the Internet in the early nineties. His work ranges from new media and hypertext works to digital performance art, video art, photography and multi-media installations.
His works have been exhibited at, MoMA, Mass MoCA, the Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The Walker Art Center, Jeu De Paume, MAC Marseille, MAC Lyon, Centre Pompidou, Lincoln Center, ICA-The Clocktower Gallery, The Kitchen, The Alternative Museum, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, List Visual Arts Center, La Gaîté Du Lyrique, Kunstverein Stuttgart, Steim Institute, the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery, Pace Digital Gallery and Sara Tecchia Gallery
He has also exhibited works in major festivals and art fairs including Art Basel Miami Beach, Pulse Miami, Art Cologne, Split Film Festival, Conflux Festival, Video Dumbo, Scope Art Fair, Frieze Art Fair, Art Under the Bridges Festival, Avignon Numerique, NewMediaFest Cologne, The Documenta, Interferences, 2nd International Festival of Urban Multimedia Arts, Les Musiques, Marseille and Prix Ars Electronica 98 where he won an award for his collaborative work
with Peter Sinclair.
Hovagimyan will be working on a new interactive new media installation during his residency on Governors Island. A child’s see-saw is used as a controller/randomizer for a digitized version of the 1962 movie Two For The See Saw. The movie is deconstructed into separate scenes that play when triggered by moving the see-saw.
Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist