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Mkrtich Tonoyan

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Mkrtich Tonoyan, is an Armenian artist, member of Artists’ Union of Armenia (since 2005), co-founder and current president of the “Akos” Cultural NGO (2002), initiator and founder of the ACOSS (Art Centre of Social Studies) Artist-in-Residence program (2006) and co-founder of the ACSL NGO’s Artists-in-Residence program "Art Commune" (2008) and was director of the program during 2008-2009. 1996-2002 He attended State Academy of Art of Armenia. Tonoyan turned to contemporary art as a space of possibility to address crisis and change in all its dimensions: personal, political, ideological and social. He has presented projects at numerous national and international art events, regularly having lectures on his work, Akos’s activites and Armenian contemporary art.

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