Hrair Sarkissian uses photography to re-evaluate historical, religious or socio-political narratives.
Joined in conversation by Robert Leckie, Curator at Gasworks in London, Sarkissian discusses how he uses the codes of documentary photography while adopting a critical position towards the limitations of the medium.
This event is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s talk series Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, which provides a platform for leading contemporary photographers from around the world to discuss and present their practice.
Supported by Pictet & Cie.
Hrair Sarkissian was born in 1973 in Damascus, Syria. He has exhibited widely internationally in both group and solo shows at Tate Modern (London); New Museum (New York); Darat Al Funun (Amman); Mori Art Museum (Tokyo); SALT Beyoglu (Istanbul); Thessaloniki Biennale; Sharjah Biennial; Istanbul Biennial; Asia Pacific Triennial (Brisbane) among many others. In 2013 he won the Abraaj Group Art Prize. Hrair Sarkissian is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Greece.