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Creative Armenia and Boghossian Foundation announce 2019 East-West Residents

Two artists are headed to the prestigious Villa Empain in Brussels

March 20, 2019  |  by Creative Armenia

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Creative Armenia and the Boghossian Foundation are delighted to present the 2019 East-West Residents, who will embark on a one-month creative residency at the Villa Empain in Brussels.

The artists selected are: art director, visual artist, and calligrapher Ruben Malayan and art historian and curator Vigen Galstyan.

“We are so proud of our artists,” said Lilit Makunts, who helped initiate the East-West Residency during her term as Minister of Culture of Armenia. “We wish them a meaningful and productive experience in one of the world’s great cultural havens.”

The East-West Residency program is the first collaboration of Creative Armenia and the Boghossian Foundation, with participation of Armenia’s Ministry of Culture.  

"We've always believed in the importance of cross-cultural bridges," stated the JHM Foundation, the Founding Partner of Creative Armenia and patron of its programs. "The East-West Residency is a bridge that Armenian artists can now cross, as they find new experiences and horizons in Europe."

Creative Armenia, a global arts foundation for the Armenian people, pursues a mandate to discover, develop, and promote innovative talent. The Boghossian Foundation is a major international art center based in Brussels which supports and promotes cross-cultural dialogue, and hosts a rich artistic program year-round.

To learn more about the East-West Residency, please visit


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