Art Basel in Hong Kong: Ten Best Booths

In its presentation for Art Basel Hong Kong, the gallery has hung works on cardboard from 2016 and textiles from the 1980s on top of a wallpaper made from scans of the Egyptian-Armenian artist’s sketchbooks from the latter period. “He’s always been interested in the history and identity of his country and trying to rebuild that identity using symbols of ancient Egypt,” gallerist Amrani said.


Read more

Chant Avedissian: Redressing Identity

Conference given by Nigel Ryan, art critic and cultural editor at the Al-Ahram Weekly newspaperfor for nearly two decades and Sabrina Amrani on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Chant Avedissian. A Levantine Heading East”.

Exhibition "Chant Avedissian. A Levantine Heading East"

Casa Árabe organizes, from 19 October 2017 to 25 February 2018 the exhibition "Chant Avedissian. A Levantine Heading East". A proposition by Sabrina Amrani

A glimpse of Chant Avedissian's works

Chant Avedissian was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951 and passed away in the same city in 2018. Coming from Christian Armenian traditions due to his origins, but raised and educated inside the Egyptian culture and schools, he and his work had been always committed to the identity of nations, traditions and culture.

Avedissian: Pop Goes to Egypt

The Washington Post talks about the National Museum of African Art exhibition, Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt. Read more here.

Read more

Europe, Europe, Europe. Chant Avedissian with Sadia Shirazi

Chant Avedissian speaks in a very personal interview about his life, his work, his interests and above all, the identity of nations, cultures and traditions, a key philosophy within his work.

Read more

More than quintessential Egyptian motifs: Chant Avedissian

Chant Avedissian, the Egyptian-Armenian artist perhaps best known in Cairo for his works that grace the walls of Zamalek’s Abu El Sid restaurant, is having a moment in Spain. His solo exhibition, Transfer, Transport, Transit, is on view at Sabrina Amrani Gallery in Madrid until May 27, and will be followed by an exhibition of new works at Casa Árabe Madrid in September, as part of the venue’s 10th anniversary celebration.

Read more

Remembering an Egyptian Artist Who Was Always Looking East

Dahlia Elsayed remembers different talks she had over the years with Chant Avedissian. A closer look to the artist’s way of life, interests and thinking. Avedissian was always concern about the importance and ancient culture of the East.

Read more

Constructing identity, shifting borders: Chant Avedissian’s “Transfer, Transport, Transit” at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid

Chant Avedissian’s return to a gallery marks the time for the artist to talk about our present and changes in our society. Art Radar talks to the gallery owner and artist Chant Avedissian about his solo exhibition and the context from which the show has originated.

Read more

Looking to the East: Professor Hratch Tchilingirian talks to Chant Avedissian

This Armenian International Magazine (AIM) talks with Chant Avedissian and dives into his universe and life. From his studies in Canada to the Cairo Stencils. From his work with architect Hassan Fathi to the fascination for the ancient Egypt. Further more: Fathi led him to his search: “for the essence of an Egyptian way of doing and seeing.” A key moment that makes Avedissian focus on East.

Read more

Chant Avedissian: The adoring and the adored

Chant Avedissian’s monotypes, inspired by well-known images, reflect another type of love. Is a love of a bygone era — the Egypt of the 1950s, when its stars belonged to the whole of the Arab world.

Read more

Le Cool talks about Chant Avedissian's show in Casa Árabe

Egyptian artist Chant Avedissian transforms a historical artistic legacy in works where geometric shapes and ornamental patterns, so characteristic of Arab culture, come to life forming an exotic journey through the history of the Middle East.

Read more