Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Andrew Haik Demirjian

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Palisades Park, NJ
MacDowell Fellowships: 2011, 2023

Andrew Demirjian builds linguistic, sonic, and visual environments that disrupt habituated ways of reading, hearing, and seeing. His interdisciplinary artistic practice examines structures that shape consciousness and perception, questioning frameworks that support the status quo and limit thought. The works are often presented in non-traditional spaces and take the form of multi-channel audiovisual installations, generative artworks, video poems, augmented reality apps, and live performances. Demirjian teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the film and media department and the integrated media arts M.F.A. program at Hunter College.

Demirjian’s work has been exhibited at The Museum of the Moving Image, The New Museum – First Look: New Art Online, Fridman Gallery, Eyebeam, The Arab American National Museum, the Ford Foundation gallery, Transformer Gallery, the Center for Book Arts, The Newark Museum, and many other galleries, festivals, and museums.

Among some of the organizations that have supported his work are The Smithsonian, MIT Open Documentary Lab, Nokia Bell Labs, Puffin Foundation, Artslink, Harvestworks, Rhizozme, Diapason, The Experimental Television Center, Bemis Center, LMCC Swing Space, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

At MacDowell in 2011, worked on a multi-channel audiovisual installation based on three weeks of field recordings from the Grand Canyon. The recordings were from twelve elevations, spanning two billion years of geological history. During his 2023 residency, he worked on sculpture, sound, text, and visual designs for an installation at Locust Projects in Miami in early 2024. He created preliminary installation sketches based on his recent Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.



Andrew Haik Demirjian worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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