Farrah Karapetian

FARRAH KARAPETIAN (USA, b. 1978) works with photography in an expanded, physical field, incorporating sculpture, performance, design, and community participation. The work is a conscious, relational strategy of personal encounter and exchange that hinges on a sense of the contest between individual agency and authority. Her work is in public collections that include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia (2018), a Pollock-Krasner Award (2017), a California Community Foundation Mid-Career Artist Fellowship (2014), and a Warhol Arts Writers Grant (2013). Recent exhibitions include Collective Memory, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2019); The Seven Year Itch, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2019); The Fabric of Felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2018); SynthesizeMOCA Jacksonville (2017); Light Play: Experiments in Photography1970 to the PresentLos Angeles County Museum of Art (2017); and About Time: Photography in a Moment of ChangeSFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (2016). She holds an MFA from the University of California at Los Angeles and a BA from Yale University.