Anahit Poturyan is an artist, writer, and educator based in Los Angeles with a strong focus on research, history, and culture. She has worked at the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, Italy; the 58th Venice Biennale; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Hammer Museum, and Artbook @Hauser & Wirth. She currently teaches at the Otis College of Art and Design. She has lectured at numerous conferences across the world, such as the Nordic Summer University in Faro, Sweden, and the Western University of Australia, Perth, Australia. Poturyan received her BA in English Literature and an Art History minor from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MA in Aesthetics and Politics from the California Institute of Art (CalArts). Her areas of interest include modern and contemporary visual art, diasporic literature with a strong focus on memory and nostalgia, and histories of the Middle East, Soviet Union, Armenia, and its diaspora.
“Writing Became a Part of My Soul”: A Conversation with Bejan Matur
Anahit Poturyan’s chance encounter with Bejan Matur’s poetry leads to a fascinating conversation....