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Vardan Karapetyan

He is a museologist and an exhibition creator.

He has created numerous exhibitions and authored catalogues, including the exhibition dedicated to the Armenian culture in the museums of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Armenian typography in 2011, and co-created with Archbishop Levon Zekiyan and Gabriella Uluhojyan.

In 2015, he was the commissioner of the Armenian pavilion, which won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.

In the same year he created the permanent exhibition of the newly-established Komitas Museum in Yerevan.

In 2011, he initiated the process of a signing the Agreement “On sisterhood between Yerevan and Venice”. Thus, he connected his birthplace with the chosen city.

From 2013 to 2018, he was the Cultural Attaché of the RA Embassy in the Holy See.

In 2019, together with architect Alberto Torsello, he founded the AverCura cultural organization in Venice, to study the formation of waste as a cultural phenomenon.

The main interests are art and religion.

He is a member of boards of trustees of various foundations and NGOs supporting modern artists, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of “Holy Mother of God Home” Foundation.