Armenian Creatives meet to exchange developments in our artistic ideas and identities. A free-form get-together provides the setting to discuss projects that may or may not have to do with being Armenian, cultivating a community of integral support and infectious creativity. Initiated to hold a space that we couldn’t find prior, through these gatherings we aim to empower and liberate inventiveness, imagination, and individuality—sharing our different knowns along with our imminent futures and hopes.
These monthly meetings may manifest over a meal cooked together, as well as through publication, printed or digital. We aim to archive a portion of each gathering, not only to tell stories of the past, or to exist for future eyes, but to balance the presence shared in a moment.
Armenian Creatives formed in Brooklyn, NY, but with the natural momentums of members following new dreams we now find ourselves in various corners of the world and aim to touch base through satellite choreography as much as possible. A majority of us still find ourselves in New York.
List of members who have attended Armenian Creatives meetings since July 2018, whether one or every single meeting
KAMEE ABRAHAMIAN is a queer and feminist mother, interdisciplinary creative, scholar, writer, producer, and facilitator. Their work is steeped with relational, generative, visionary and liberatory practices oriented towards ancestral reclamation, diasporic futurism, and radical imaginaries.
ARPI ADAMYAN is a multimedia artist based in New York and Yerevan. She creates queer-feminist world building projects. The complex realities she makes are charged with historical citations and speculations of the futuristic biotechnological world.
HARRY BERBERIAN is a fundraiser for a human services organization in New York. He enjoys making-believe, connecting with Armenians over coffee and reading comic books.
ANGEL DERADOORIAN is a musician and Vedic Astrologer.
KATIE GIRITLIAN is an artist and arts worker based in Chicago and New York. Attending to histories with the camera and events of photography, both violent and liberatory, while longing for uses that prompt fellowship, she facilitates intimate performances and assembles publications.
ALINA GREGORIAN is an artist and poet.
JUSTIN MAYFIELD, Musician/composer/audio engineer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a musician, he writes/records/performs with Sheen Marina and Tag Cloud, and also regularly plays guitar with the Brim, Miracle Sweepstakes, and Edna.
KOHAR MINASSIAN is a creator of videos and images.
REHAN MISKCI is a New York and Istanbul based visual artist working in photography, video and installation.
ALEX ORORIAN ALECO
CAROLINE PARTAMIAN is a sound and visual artist influenced by her training in dance. She works closely with the concept of abreaction, the extraction of dormant memory stored within a muscle, resurfaced through physical movement, of which an individual was previously unaware.
ANAHIT POGOSIAN is a visual artist and designer who makes everyday objects that celebrate life.
EMILY STAMBOULIAN is a human in New York who has an internet radio show called Purely Circumstantial. She likes to record stories of synchronicity and funny sounds.
MHER TARAKJIAN is an architect.
EMMA WELTY is an artist, educator, curator and writer. In her studio she is a weaver and researcher, interrogating her relationship to the loom through craft legacies, inherited muscle memory and the links between textiles and language.