Silvina Der Meguerditichian

Please! Material and Immaterial Call

15 November 2018 - 9 February 2019

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Silvina Der Meguerditchian was born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She lives and works in Berlin.


She is the founder of, a communication platform for artists interested in identity, transglobalization, and the non-territorial order of things. Since 2010 she is the artistic director of Houshamadyan, a project for the reconstruction of ottoman-Armenian city and village life. Since 2008, she has worked regularly with Ballhaus Naunystrasse and Maxim Gorki Theatre, where she developed various joint projects and performances. From 2014 she has worked with «Women Mobilizing Memory», a feminist interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and activists from Chile, Turkey, and the United States. group of women artists, writers, museologists, social activists and scholars in the field of memory and remembrance.



Prizes and grants



Arbeitsstipendium from the Senat of Berlin.

Grant for video production by Gulbenkian Foundation.


Award by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Department of Culture, Berlin.


Participation at Armenity, awarded with Golden Lion for the best National Representation, the Armenian Pavilion in the 56th Venice Biennial.

2014 - 2015

Residency Kultur Akademie Tarabya, Istanbul, Anadolu Kültür, Gulbenkian

Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, German Foreign Ministry.

2012 - 2013

Heinrich Böll Foundation, Grant for intercultural exchange from the City

of Berlin.


Grant Heinrich Böll Foundation Grant SOROS FOUNDATION, Grant Heinrich

Böll Stiftung, Grant IFA ZIVIK (German foreign Ministery) Grant Toufenkian Foundation, Exploring the Ground in Berg Karabagh, Armenia.


Award von EFC, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


2. Place, Exhibition: It’s all about a dream? WilhelmFabry-Museum, Hilden, Germany.


Recent Publication

‘Fruitful Threads - Silvina Der Meguerditchian’, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Wien, 2020.

Texts by Marianne Hirsch, Joanna Pfaff Czarnecka, Ingo Arend, Cagla Ilk and Silvina Der Meguerditchian. Publication to be produced thanks to the award by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Department of Culture, Berlin.


Recent Talks etc.

Presentation of the book “ Women mobilizing Memory”, 14 – 22 November 2019, New York.

Artist Talk, Cambridge University, UK, 25 -27 November 2019.

Women Mobilizing memory, Conference of memory Studies, 25 – 27 June 2019, Madrid, Spain.


Recent Workshops

Workshop-Residency, MOMus - State Museum Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

“Twister”, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK, Oranienstrasse), Berlin (26 February – 30 April 2022).

“Sprachlosigkeit. Das laute Vertummen”, Japanisches Palais, Dresden, Germany (June, 2021)

 “Memory is my daily bread’, Artist Talk: Silvina Der Meguerditchian. 19 March 2019, Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut, Lebanon.


Upcoming shows

Solo show, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.


Solo shows (selected)


“Durch und Durch”, Vitrine of the U-Zoologischer Garten (U9) in 10787 Berlin (Artist Perfomance and Exhibition)


“Zeit”, Projectroom R17 Experimental Zone, Berlin.


PLEASE! Material and Immaterial Call, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.


Verstrickungen, Auguste Bebel Institut, Berlin, Germany.


Aferim Yavrum – Kleine Gesten der Annäherung, August Bebel Institut, Berlin, Germany.


Memory without a place at DEPO, Istanbul and Surp Giragos Church, Diyarbakir, Turkey.


Erinnerung ohne Ort, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, Germany.

Mjasin Veflechtungen Exhibition/dance performance at Ballhausnaunynstrasse


Auch Bäume können fliegen, ECCHR, Berlin, Germany.


Aferim Yavrum, Little Gestures of Cooperation, BM SUMA, Istanbul, Turkey.

Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin KARDES, InteriorDAseinNET, Berlin, Germany.


Gallery K9 Aktuelle Kunst, Hannover, Germany.


Siempreviva, Klosterruine, Berlin, Germany.


RECONOCER, Galerie ELSI del RIO, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


The dream collection, Laboratorio Berlin, Instituto Cervantes, Berlin, Germany.


Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, A.L.M.A Museum, Watertown MA, USA.


The texture of the identity, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


 Subjektive Eindrücke, C.C. Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Migraciones urbanas, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Group shows (selected)


‘“Moved or What My Bones Know” (group show) (curated by Lusin Reinsch), Galerie Nord - Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin.

“Dialogue among guests – The Damaskuszimmer in Dresden invites!”. Japanisches Palais, Dresden.

“Realities Left Vacant”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k,), Berlin.

‘The Mediterranean – A Round Sea” (curated by Marina Fokidis), ARCO, Madrid, Spain.


“Deeply rooted", Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin.

“Handmade – On the social dimensions of art” (cur. Katerina Gregos), a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Museum in Athens and the Schawartz Foundation, Samos, Greece.

“For Civilisation”.1914-1923: the Great War in the Middle East (curated by Peter Troch), Flanders Fields Museum, Belgium.

 “Timeless: Black & White Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn” , Athenaeum Arts & Music Library, La Jolla.

Falkenrot Preis 2021 - “CONSTRUCT YOUR STORIES II”. Prize winners: Tamy Ben-Tor, Winfried Bullinger, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Šejla Kamerić, Melody Melamed, Dawit Shanko, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

‘Twister”, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK, Oranienstrasse), Berlin.


“Studio Bosporus | 10 Years Tarabya Residency”, Festival in Kunstamt Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.

“A Knot in the Throat: Foraging for a Vanishing Present” (curated by Livia Alexander and Isin Onol), WUK, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria.

 “Before, After” (curated by Ryan Casey), at Stockton University Art Gallery, USA.

“Nature and State” (curated by Cagla Ilk and Misal Adnan Yıldız), Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Germany.

Sharjah Film Platform, Sharja Art Foundation, UAE.

Germania Museum, Nürenberg.

‘Sprachlosigkeit. Das laute Vertummen’, Japanisches Palais, Dresden, Germany (16 April – 1 August 2021)

Workshop and residency, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art – MoMus, Thessaloniki, Greece.


Online Platform: Art of the World. Film: The Dust of History. August 2020.

Sharjah Film Platform 2020


Berliner Herbstsalon 2019 – Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin.

Group show, UdK (Universität der Künste) ‘School Photos and Their Afterlives’ (curated by Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer), Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA (6 January – 12 April, 2020).

‘Fourfold. Positions from Berlin”. (curated by Shulamit Bruckstein Choruh. Participating artists: Silvina Der Meguerditchian, Ali Kaaf, Anton Laub ), Salon Galic and Museum Umjetnin Split, Croatia (8 June – 8 July 2019).


“Hello World. Revising a Collection”, Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany.

“Non Linear Histories”, Glendale Library, Los Angeles, USA and “Hello World. Revising a Collection”,


‘Thread’, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.


CMYK, Cavuspace, Berlin, Germany.

DAO (Dilijan Art Observatory) Dilijan, Armenia.

Erinnerung und Gerechtigkeit, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany.

Traumorte, Museum für Europäische Kulturen, Berlin, Germany.

From Generation to Generation, Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA.


Armenity, Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy.

A toast to Mnemosyne, in the Festival “It snows in April”, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany.

Grandchildren, new geographies of belonging, DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mobilizing Memory, at WUK, Vienna, Austria.

Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories, at Columbia University‘s Leroy

Neiman Gallery, New York, USA.

Art & memory, Kevorkian Center gallery, NYU, New York, USA.


Nereye? Experimental street theater, Istanbul, Turkey.

Verstrickungen, exhibition performance at Europe 14/14 at Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany.

Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing, Istanbul, Turkey.


Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany.

Heute, hier/ Bügün burada, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany.


 §301 Die Beleidigte Nation, Ballahaus Naunynystrasse, Berlin, Germany.

10th Filmmor Women Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.

FLYING, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.


Runnerspoint, InteriorDAseinNET, Berlin, Germany.


Whatch the gap, InteriorDAseinNET, Berlin, Germany.


Thisplaced, real, virtual, In between, Tallinn City Gallery, Filmmor Film Festival, Istanbul, Germany.

Voulou/Obligé at Krossing, Collateral Event in the 53rd Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy.


“Obscurum per obscurious”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, Biennial Teheran, Istanbul

Tehran roaming biennale, Istanbul, Turkey.

New Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany.

Kahvehane, Theaterproject Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany.


Visual Dialog: Under_construction, Mekhitarist Monastery, Venice, Italy.

„Reality crossings”, 2. International Photo Festival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen,

Heidelberg, Germany.


Artfair ARTEBA 06 with Gallery Elsi del Rio, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

9. Biennale Gyumri, Armenia.

Zona de Trânsito, Cervantes Institut, São Paulo, Brazil.


 Las lloronas del arte, Performance/Film with lab Berlin, Prima Center Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

ARTEBA05, Buenos Aires, “The free will”, Bunker in the Arena, Berlin, Germany.

Urban realities: Focus Istanbul Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany.

“Heimat: Inbetween”, Hamburg, Germany.

“Corrosión”, Uberlandia, Brazil,“Always visible”, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Evita: un Escudo, Senate from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“Ciclo” with Imaginary Line, C.C. Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Print Triennial, InExile, Center for Contemporary arts, Tallinn, Estonia.

Paradies Projekt, Kunstsalon, Berlin, Germany.

Armenian linking, Prima Center Gallery, Berlin, Germany.


A.L.M.A Museum, Boston, USA.

Presentation evening, “Getting closer” IFA Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

ARVEST, Blue Whale Building, Los Angeles, USA.

Escape Point Project with “Imaginary Line”, Galeria Marta Traba, Memori

al de America Latina, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

PARADISE, Bunker am Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany.


ARVEST, Blue Whale Building, Los Angeles, Significans, NGBK, Berlin, Germany.


Argentinian artist on the mirror, coop. project between the Goethe Institut/ Argentinian Embassy, Berlin, Germany.



Curatorial projects


CMYK, Cavuspace, Berlin, Germany.


A toast to Mnemosyne, Festival It snows in April, Maxim Gorki theater,

Grandchildren, new geographies of belonging, DEPO Istanbul, Turkey.


Voulou/Obligé at Krossing, Collateral Event in the 53rd Venice Biennial.

Thisplaced, real, virtual, In between, Tallinn City Gallery, Voulu/Obligé -

Krossing, Collateral Event at the 53rd Venice Biennial.

Stipendien und Auszeichnungen


ArMAR ARMENIA, Group Video Exhibition, Centro Cultural Armenio, Buenos

Aires, Argentina.


Visual Dialog: Under_construction, Mekhitarist Monastery, Venice, Italy.