David Ter-Oganyan

(b. 1981) is a Moscow-based artist.

A key member of the radical Radek Community (1998-2008), Ter-Oganyan has developed a highly original graphic idiom. In his computer drawings and paintings, he fuses sub-cultural gestures and avant-garde references in a post-activist art of narrative minitiatures. Ter-Oganyan has had solo exhibitions at prominent Moscow galleries like XL Gallery (Shadows, 2004) and Marat Guelman Gallery (Black Geometry, 2009). He has also taken part in various group shows in Russia and abroad (Ostalgia, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2011; Drawing Spaces, Impronte Contemporary Art, Milan, 2010; Get Connected, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, 2009; Progressive Nostalgia, Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, 2007). Ter-Oganyan has participated in the 10th International İstanbul Biennial (2007), in the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Prague (2005, as part of Radek Group), and in the 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005). More recently, he has also been involved in curating self-organized group exhibitions. 

David Ter-Oganian is contributing new graphic works to Auditorium Moscow. Taken from his more private, even intimate series drawn on a hand-held device, they will be blown to banner size for display in the venue’s courtyard. David Ter-Oganyan and Alexandra Galkina will also curate the music at “Auditorium Moscow’s” opening party.