Ara Azad

Ara Azad

Ara Azad (LEBANON)

Ara Azad is a graduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, (D5), and holds a degree from Tufts University (BFA). He is a graduate of EPIIC 95, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship at Tufts University with a special focus on developing visions for our world through the merging of arts and sciences. More recently from 2002 to 2004, Ara Azad was invited to exhibit in Berlin, Germany; in Florence, Italy for the Biennale; in Beirut, Lebanon at the prominent Noash’s Ark Art Gallery and in Boston, USA at the Armenian Library and Museum of America.

In 2005, Art Lounge invited Ara Azad to exhibit in its Beirut gallery. Museum Man in Liverpool, England is to exhibit his recent work in November ‘05.

For three years from 1996 to 1998, Ara Azad was one of the two appointed representatives of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to identify exceptional talents in the world.

From 1986 to 1999, he has held over 62 exhibitions in many parts of the world (US cities, France, Czech Republic, and Lebanon, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA; De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; FEMIS- Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Sursok Museum, Beirut). Over the span a decade he has also given 80 master classes and lectures. He resides in the USA and travels to Beirut periodically to lecture at local universities, such as the Lebanese University, Academy Libanaise des Beaux-arts, and the St. Esprit Univeristy, Kaslik where he was a visiting Artist/Lecturer for the year 2002.

From 1999 to 2001 he created a Nomadic Fine Arts Atelier which traveled through several Lebanese cities (Beirut, Aabra, Joun, Zahle, Saida, Aakar, Kornayel, Reehan, Jezine, and Hermel). In Roomieh, a suburb of Beirut, he set the very first art atelier of its kind in a juvenile detention center.

Ara Azad speaks Arabic, Armenian, English, French, and Turkish. He is reviewed in Arabic, Armenian, Dutch, English, French, and German.