Anna Boghiguian

b. 1946

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Anna Boghiguian

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b. 1946

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Biography

Across multiple media, Anna Boghiguian presents sensory and psychological impressions with a brazen, and often crude, style that reveals a critical eye and active imagination. In drawings full of smoke and motion, Boghiguian captures the chaos, confusion, and exuberance of urban life in her native Cairo, with a drafting style that is at once frenetic and meticulously detailed. Interlaced with expressive text that swirls like repeated thoughts, Boghiguian’s works read like psychological cartography, referencing the ancient history and contemporary transformation of Egypt, as well as her Armenian heritage. Often a chronicle of her extensive travels, Boghiguian’s self-reflective work is exploratory, not myopic, illuminating the multitude of perspectives and experiences she observes.

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Solo show at a major institution
Castello di Rivoli
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Across multiple media, Anna Boghiguian presents sensory and psychological impressions with a brazen, and often crude, style that reveals a critical eye and active imagination. In drawings full of smoke and motion, Boghiguian captures the chaos, confusion, and exuberance of urban life in her native Cairo, with a drafting style that is at once frenetic and meticulously detailed. Interlaced with expressive text that swirls like repeated thoughts, Boghiguian’s works read like psychological cartography, referencing the ancient history and contemporary transformation of Egypt, as well as her Armenian heritage. Often a chronicle of her extensive travels, Boghiguian’s self-reflective work is exploratory, not myopic, illuminating the multitude of perspectives and experiences she observes.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Castello di Rivoli
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Articles Featuring Anna Boghiguian
Anna Boghiguian Explores the Violence of History through a Personal Lens
May 10th, 2018
Anna Boghiguian Explores the Violence of History through a Personal Lens
The Istanbul Biennial Exposes Contradictions in the Human Condition
Sep 9th, 2015
The Istanbul Biennial Exposes Contradictions in the Human Condition
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