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Hrag Vartanian

Editor-In-Chief & Co-Founder of Hyperallergic, An Arts Blogazine

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Hrag Vartanian Biography

Hrag Vartanian is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, an arts blogazine. Based in New York, New York, he is an editor, art critic, curator, and lecturer on contemporary art with expertise on the intersection of art and politics.

Hrag co-founded Hyperallergic in 2009 in response to changes in the art world, the publishing industry, and the distribution of information. Breaking news, award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art have helped Hyperallergic reach an audience as high as a million visitors per month.

In 2016, Hrag launched the "Hyperallergic" podcast, which tells stories from around the world. Some notable episodes have delved into the history of Surrealism in Egypt, the little-known story of female Abstract Expressionists, and front-line coverage of the artists taking part in the #StopDAPL action at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

He helped champion a type of straight-forward online art criticism that believes in the power of journalism while retaining a sensitivity to the cultural and economic realities that inform the world of art, culture, and politics. In May 2018, art critic Mary-Louise Schumacher wrote about the rise of Hyperallergic for Neiman Reports at Harvard University.

His curatorial interests are focused on theories and practices of decolonization, which is informed by his own experience of being part of a post-genocide diaspora. In 2010, he moved Hyperallergic into a gallery at Outpost in Ridgewood, Queens, to stage #theSocialGraph, the world’s first multi-disciplinary exhibition of social media-related art. In 2015, he orchestrated Jade Townsend’s Crazy Amazing Garage Sale exhibition at Auxiliary Projects, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The three-day liquidation sale of unsold art was an attempt to release the capital trapped in one artist’s storage unit -- it liberated over $3,000.

In 2017, he kicked off a 10-year project exploring the contemporary legacy of Ottoman studio photography with an exhibition at Minerva Projects in Denver, Colorado. It included works by R. Caracashian, Dor Gues, Aram Jibilian, Gabriel Lékégian, Ottoman Gendarmerie, Hrair Sarkissian, Gariné Torossian, Garo Varjabedian, and Akram Zaatari The book is forthcoming in 2020.

He is a regular visiting critic, having visited universities and colleges including RISD, Brooklyn College, UC Davis, Pratt Institute, American University, Vanderbilt University, Columbia University, and UNLV. He has moderated panel discussions and juried exhibitions for various organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Ford Foundation, and Chautauqua Institution.

Beyond his writing and research, he is an avid photographer and collector of historical studio photographs.

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Hrag Vartanian Biography

Hrag Vartanian is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, an arts blogazine. Based in New York, New York, he is an editor, art critic, curator, and lecturer on contemporary art with expertise on the intersection of art and politics.

Hrag co-founded Hyperallergic in 2009 in response to changes in the art world, the publishing industry, and the distribution of information. Breaking news, award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art have helped Hyperallergic reach an audience as high as a million visitors per month.

In 2016, Hrag launched the "Hyperallergic" podcast, which tells stories from around the world. Some notable episodes have delved into the history of Surrealism in Egypt, the little-known story of female Abstract Expressionists, and front-line coverage of the artists taking part in the #StopDAPL action at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

He helped champion a type of straight-forward online art criticism that believes in the power of journalism while retaining a sensitivity to the cultural and economic realities that inform the world of art, culture, and politics. In May 2018, art critic Mary-Louise Schumacher wrote about the rise of Hyperallergic for Neiman Reports at Harvard University.

His curatorial interests are focused on theories and practices of decolonization, which is informed by his own experience of being part of a post-genocide diaspora. In 2010, he moved Hyperallergic into a gallery at Outpost in Ridgewood, Queens, to stage #theSocialGraph, the world’s first multi-disciplinary exhibition of social media-related art. In 2015, he orchestrated Jade Townsend’s Crazy Amazing Garage Sale exhibition at Auxiliary Projects, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The three-day liquidation sale of unsold art was an attempt to release the capital trapped in one artist’s storage unit -- it liberated over $3,000.

In 2017, he kicked off a 10-year project exploring the contemporary legacy of Ottoman studio photography with an exhibition at Minerva Projects in Denver, Colorado. It included works by R. Caracashian, Dor Gues, Aram Jibilian, Gabriel Lékégian, Ottoman Gendarmerie, Hrair Sarkissian, Gariné Torossian, Garo Varjabedian, and Akram Zaatari The book is forthcoming in 2020.

He is a regular visiting critic, having visited universities and colleges including RISD, Brooklyn College, UC Davis, Pratt Institute, American University, Vanderbilt University, Columbia University, and UNLV. He has moderated panel discussions and juried exhibitions for various organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Ford Foundation, and Chautauqua Institution.

Beyond his writing and research, he is an avid photographer and collector of historical studio photographs.

Hrag Vartanian Videos

  • Hrag Vartanian on Humor in Art | New York Studio School
  • CAA 2017 Key Conversation: Hrag Vartanian, Nitasha Dhillon ...
    Hrag Vartanian, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic, will be in conversation with Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon of Decolonize This...

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  • How much does it cost to book Hrag Vartanian?

    Booking fees for Hrag Vartanian, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hrag Vartanian, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hrag Vartanian?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hrag Vartanian for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hrag Vartanian for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hrag Vartanian or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hrag Vartanian or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hrag Vartanian is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Hrag Vartanian for your event is available upon request. Hrag Vartanian generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alaina Kaczmarski, Mark L. Rockefeller, Amanda Gutterman, Jonathan Geller and Julissa Arce. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hrag Vartanian for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Hrag Vartanian Speaker Videos

  • Hrag Vartanian on Humor in Art | New York Studio School
    CAA 2017 Key Conversation: Hrag Vartanian, Nitasha Dhillon ...
    Hrag Vartanian, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic, will be in conversation with Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon of Decolonize This Place to discuss activism related to museums and...

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