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MEGERDITCH

TARAKDJIAN

Sculptures with surrealistic overtones that explore the multiple facets of the human condition and tap into the depth of the human psyche.

Megerditch
Tarakdjian

The artist is of Armenian descent, born in Syria and lives in Montreal.

He had a passion for arts ever since his childhood. At a very young age, he attended The Saryan Academy of Art in Aleppo, Syria. While growing up, Megerditch had to choose his future career. Having chosen to pursue a career in medicine, his devotion to art became dormant for a while.

After establishing himself in Montreal and having a busy practice, M. Tarakdjian restarted his artistic ventures and improved his skills in sculpting under the guidance of renowned contemporary sculptor Arto Tchakmakchian.

He was represented by an art gallery in Montreal for few years, which made his sculptures sought after by collectors overseas. Tarakdjian’s works have also been produced in Armenia during his stays there and been placed in many institutions of the Armenian capital.

As a physician, Megerditch Tarakdjian believes in the healing power of art.

WORKS ON PUBLIC DISPLAY


Komitas

Komitas Museum

Yerevan, Armenia

Yeghishe Charents

Yeghishe Charents Museum

Yerevan, Armenia

Alan Hovhaness

Yerevan State Music Conservatory

Yerevan, Armenia

Freedom at Last

Ministry of Diaspora

Yerevan, Armenia


William Saroyan

William Saroyan School

Yerevan, Armenia

Komitas

Armenian Museum of America

Watertown, U.S.A

Reaching Out

Department of Transport of New Brunswick

Fredericton, Canada

Crossing the Barrier

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia

Ottawa, Canada


Female Figure

Collège des Médecins du Québec

Montreal, Canada

Yervant Pastermadjian

Sourp Hagop Armenian School

Montreal, Canada

Daniel Varoujan

Bolsahay Community Centre of Montreal

Montreal, Canada

Karekin I

Armenian Community Center of Montreal

Montreal, Canada

Private collections: Canada, United States, England, Germany, Argentina, Australia and Armenia

AWARDS

Grigor Naregatsi Medal

Grigor Naregatsi Medal

2015, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia
Honorary Award for cultural contribution

Honorary Award for cultural contribution

2012, Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia
2005, International Contest for a Monument of Komidas placed in L'allée des poètes in Quebec City, (Quebec) Canada.

2005, International Contest for a Monument of Komidas placed in L'allée des poètes in Quebec City, (Quebec) Canada.

Third prize among works presented by 39 artists from different countries.
Art contest

Art contest

1985, organized by the National Commemorative Committee of 70th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Washington (DC) United States

’’Tarakdjian's artistic expression hinges around two distinct planes, one geared towards aesthetics and the other towards advocacy. Some of his sculpted characters have hollow chests while others are sickly thin. The indescribably dislocated bodies bear an unadorned beauty that appears to be simultaneously fuelled in Eros and in fear.’’

Magazin’Art

Tarakdjian Reflections/Reflexions

Album of art works 2011, Les Editions Carte blanche Outremont(Quebec)

’’Tarakdjian is one of the committed artists, whose every creation conveys a unique message.  For this reason, there's a sense of necessity to view his works with a proper analytic approach.’’

Movses Hergelian, Doctor of Art History, art critic.