Ara H. Merjian

Ara H. Merjian is Professor of Italian Studies at New York University, USA, where he is an affiliate of the Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History.

In a new translation of her innovative interviews, the writer exposes the layers behind being a critic in the 20th century

BY Ara H. Merjian | 23 DEC 21

Accompanying her show at Galerie Buchholz in New York, the artist’s new book leaves readers to navigate her labyrinthine conceptual practice

BY Ara H. Merjian | 17 AUG 21

The artist’s survey at LACMA showcases her dynamic engagement with the history of modernism and socio-political conflict 

BY Ara H. Merjian | 27 NOV 19

In a lively group show at Petzel Gallery, the late Danish artist’s irreverent ‘modification paintings’ are presented alongside some of the many works they later inspired 

BY Ara H. Merjian | 05 APR 19

Ahead of the Italian artist’s show at Raffaella Cortese, Milan, a look at his ideations of suffering and injustice

BY Ara H. Merjian | 08 MAR 19

A retrospective at the Jewish Museum, New York, explores how the artist has continued to insist on the violent costs of our domestic comforts

BY Ara H. Merjian | 16 JAN 19

An exhibition at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, shows the relationship between Portuguese and English Pop Art artists

BY Ara H. Merjian | 04 OCT 18

In ‘Flesh’ at the Jewish Museum, New York, the Lithuanian painter’s visceral still lifes seem eerily prophetic 

BY Ara H. Merjian | 20 AUG 18

Coming of age during the second wave of Italian Futurism, the artist and designers’ mind-boggling experiments in genre and classification

BY Ara H. Merjian | 19 JUN 18

With neo-fascist populism on the rise, two shows in Milan and Florence offer a timely look at a turbulent period in Italian history

BY Ara H. Merjian | 26 APR 18

Fifty years after its first outing, the artist reprises his legendary Walking Sculpture performance in the US

BY Ara H. Merjian | 13 NOV 17

MAXXI, Rome, Italy

BY Ara H. Merjian | 04 OCT 17

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 29 JUL 17

The Met Breuer, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 06 MAY 17

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 13 FEB 17

Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

BY Ara H. Merjian | 23 SEP 16

The raw enigma of matter and the potential meaning of form

BY Ara H. Merjian | 16 DEC 15

An exhibition at Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome, traces James Bidgood’s influence 

BY Ara H. Merjian | 10 DEC 15

Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian | 22 APR 15