The daughter of an Armenian clockmaker, Boghiguian studied political science and art at the American University in Cairo in the 1960s. She then moved to Canada in the early 1970s, studying art and music in Montreal. She has traveled all her life, constantly going from place to place, thus expressing an urgent need for a cosmopolitan culture well before the advent of globalization. An empathetic observer of the human condition, Boghiguian offers us a unique interpretation of contemporary life, between past and present, poetry and politics, joy and a critique of the modern world. Her artworks sing and celebrate a nomadic and suffering humanity, victim of History and its conflicts. While keeping her studio and home in Cairo, Boghiguian lives and works in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Winner of the Golden Lion for the best pavilion (Armenia) at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, she also took part in the traveling exhibition “Contemporary Arab Representation” in 2003 and in the 11th and the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2009 and 2015.

Anna Boghiguian
Anna Boghiguian
El Cairo, 1946

Current Exhibitions

10 Oct — 24 Nov
In the frame of the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Beaux-Arts de Paris presents a solo show by the artist Anna Boghiguian. The narrative elements she introduces, a mixture of the personal and the political,...

Past Exhibitions

Podría Ser (Una Flecha): Una Lectura De La Colección Jumex

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
29/11/2018 — 31/03/2019

Anna Boghiguian

Museum der Moderne Salzburg 26/07/2018 — 11/11/2018

Anna Boghiguian

Sharjah Art Foundation
16/03/2018 — 16/06/2018

Anna Boghiguian

Castello di Rivoli
19/09/2017 — 07/01/2018

The Restless Earth

Triennale di Milano
28/04/2017 — 20/08/2017

Contacts & Details

City of birth: El Cairo Country of birth: Egypt Date of birth: 1946