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.
KUB in Venice. Otobong Nkanga & Anna Boghiguian
For the first weeks of the Biennale di Venezia 2022, the historic Scuola di San Pasquale becomes an outpost of Kunsthaus Bregenz.
20 Apr 2022 - 04 Jul 2022
The Restless Earth
La Triennale di Milano and the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi present La Terra Inquieta (The Restless Earth),...
28 Apr 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Triennale di Milano
Curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marianna Vecellio, the exhibition is the first major retrospective...
19 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Castello di Rivoli
This solo show dedicated to Anna Boghiguian is a retrospective encompassing four decades of the artist’s...
16 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Sharjah Art Foundation
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Following its women artists exhibition program, Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents a solo show by Anna...
26 Jul 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Podría Ser (Una Flecha): Una Lectura De La Colección Jumex
Taking as starting point Walter Benjamin’s reflections, the exhibition gathers a group of women...
29 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Anna Boghiguian: Le carré, la ligne et la règle
In the frame of the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Beaux-Arts de Paris presents a solo show by the artist Anna...
10 Oct 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Beaux-Arts de Paris