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Alik Assatrian

Artist & Film Maker

“The most important theme in my art is man and his feelings, which I try to visualize. Dreams and poetry, love and fear are aspect I use as symbols in my art and my films.”

PERSONALIA
Name: Alik Assatrian
Address: Vlierboomstraat 76
2564 HL Den Haag, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)70 – 323 4442
Mobile: +31 (0)6 – 43 818 081
Email address: alik@alik.nl
Website: www.alik.nl
Date and place of birth: 15 October 1960, Megri, Armenia
Marital status: Married
EDUCATION
1989 – 1991 National University of Culture, Armenia, “Cinema production, direction and script writing”.
1976 – 1980 Art Academy of Armenia. Training to become an art teacher (painting and drawing).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
2002 – present Guidance counsellor and art teacher at “Atelier Anders Bekeken” from Reakt Foundation in The Hague.
2010 – Film “Kalina – Malina” (dolby digital 2.0, 66 min.). This film is about perseverance and that if you really want something, you will get it.
2008 – Film “Anders is leuk” (dolby digital 2.0, 90 min.). This film is about the beauty of art and the absurdities in this world.
2005 – Commissioned by the Reakt Foundation, I made the film “Dancing in the rain” (“Dansen in de regen”) (digital video, 75 min.) The theme of the film is rehabilitation.
2003 – 2006 I set up an art studio for drug addicts for Parnassia psychiatric center in The Hague.
2002 – Film “The Wedding” (“De Bruiloft”) (digital video, 25 min.) This film is about the last hallucinations of a homeless man dying in the street.
2000 Scenario for “Agape”, about Divine love.
1999 – 2002 Concierge for Theater aan het Spui in The Hague.
1993 Direction and production of my films “Orsia” and “Oleo”. Both films have been shown at several film festivals. The theme of “Orsia” (color, 35 mm, 20 min.) is: don’t kill, every killer kills himself. The theme of “Oleo” ( color, 35 mm, 10 min.) is the opposite of war and pain: the beauty of art, music and love.
1992 Direction and production of my film “Avlos” (zwart-wit, 35 mm, 10 min.) This film is about the illusions that people chase to give meaning to their lives.
1991 Art director and leading actor in the German production “Avetik”. 
1990 Art director of several Armenian films. 
1980 – 1987 Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture in Armenia, I set up a school for artistic education. I was director and teacher at this school. This whole period, I remained faithful to my art and I made a lot of paintings (which can be seen on my website www.alik.nl). I exhibited my work in several galleries and public spaces:
EXHIBITIONS
2012 Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague, group exhibition
2012 Affordable Art Fair, Rome, Italy, group exhibition
2011 Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague, group exhibition
2011 Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague, retrospective 1994 – 2011 “Silence speaks”
2009 Gemak, The Hague, video art exhibition “Always moving”
2009 Theater aan het Spui, The Hague
2008 Galerie Weimar 55, The Hague
2007 Kunsthuis de wijk, Zwolle
2003 Galerie Ruach, The Hague
COMMISSIONED WORK AND OTHER PROJECTS
2008 – 2009 Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag. “Encounters! Meet a real artist” (“Encounters! Op pad met een beeldend kunstenaar”). Workshops for children of secondary schools in The Hague.
2004 Primary school Onze Wereld, The Hague. Paintings about the future of children.
2004 Parnassia, The Hague. A monumental wooden statue “Bone” (“Bot”).
2004 Several privately commisioned works of art : portraits, paintings and icons.

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