Mariam Zakarian

B.1987, Armenia. MSc Media Technology, Aalborg University

Mariam Zakarian is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Denmark.
Her work includes classical, traditional art, photography and film, cutting edge
digital technology as well as performances and installations.

Zakarian’s artistic roots are in figurative, representational genres infused with the strange and surreal, brimming with visual metaphors and carefully constructed layers of symbolism. Typical subject matter gravitates towards the darker shades of the human experience, psyche and dreams.

She is one of the first independent, solo artists to create large, immersive virtual reality applications in room-scale, uniting visuals, music and interaction in alternate worlds, which one may enter physically. Her project Amaryllis VR, which deals with uniquely human concepts such as mortality, physicality and spirituality through the technologies of the future, has been exhibited at major tech and fine art events on 3 continents.

Besides working actively with the medium, Zakarian speaks about VR, fine art and the importance of considering the human aspects when creating the technology of the future. 

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Selected Exhibitions:

Hong Kong, Art Basel Hong Kong  |  2018: HK
San Francisco, Moscone Center  |  2018: US
erlin, Urban Spree  |  2018: DE
Copenhagen, Galleri Oxholm  |  2017: DK
Copenhagen, Ministry of Higher Education and Science  |  2016: DK
Copenhagen, Papirhallen   |  2016: DK

2018: Internet Week Denmark: The Danish VR Scene (DK)
2018: Copenhagen University: Virtually Ourselves (DK)
2017: Nordic Game Jam Conference (DK)
2017: The Danish Film School: SpilBar (DK)
2016: Creative Coast Festival (SE)
2015: A MAZE Festival (DE),
2015: Creative Coast Festival(SE)
2014: Interaction Design for Children conference (DK),
2014: Game Industry Conference(PL),
2014: Spilbar(DK),
2010: Organisation for Digital Design Students(DK)

2018: SE         Karlshamn          Creative Coast Festival
2018: DK        Nordborg            Universe Science Park
2018: DE         Berlin                    A MAZE Festival at Urban Spree
2018: HK        Hong Kong         Art Basel Hong Kong|Museum of Other Realities|HTC
2018: US         San Francisco   GDC|Museum of Other Realities|Valve
2018: DK        Copenhagen      Virtually Ourselves: Copenhagen University
2017: SE         Karlshamn           Creative Coast Festival
2017: DK        Copenhagen      Galleri Oxholm
2017: DK        Copenhagen      The Danish Film School
2016: DK        Copenhagen      Culture Night|Ministry of Higher Education and Science
2016: DK        Copenhagen      CopenX VR summit
2015: SE         Karlshamn          Creative Coast Festival
2015: DK        Copenhagen      SpilBar at Cinemateket
2015: DK        Copenhagen      Shayla VR Games festival
2015: DE         Berlin                     A MAZE festival
2015: UK        London                  REZZED festival
2015: US         San Francisco    Game Developers Conference
2015: FI           Helsinki                 Slush summit
2014: PL         Poznán                   Poznán Game Arena festival
2014: DK        Viborg                    Select/Start PLAY festival
2014: DE         Cologne                Gamescom Conference
2014: SE          Linköping             NärCon Convention
2014: DK        Copenhagen       Shayla Games festival
2014: DK        Aarhus                   Interaction Design and Children Conference
2012: SE         Stockholm            KGB Bar
2012: SE         Stockholm            Zita
2010: DK        Aarhus                   Aarhus University
2006: DK        Aabenraa             Aabenraa Statsskole
2005: DK        Aabenraa             Aabenraa Statsskole
2000: DK       Padborg                 Bov Galleri
1998: DK        Vordingborg       Marienberg Skole

2013-2017         Master of Science in Media Technology (spec. Virtual Reality Art)
                                   Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

2014                      Eucroma digital crossmedia arts program
                                   The European Cross Media Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011-2012         Art History
                                   Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

2009-2012         Bachelor of Art in Digital Design
                                   Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

2008-2009         Medicine (interrupted in 2nd year)
                                   Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark