Mashinka Firunts Hakopian is a writer, artist, and PhD Candidate in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches in the Department of English at UCLA. She is a founding member of the performance group Research Service with Avi Alpert and Danny Snelson, with whom she has presented projects at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Drawing Center in New York. She is a contributing editor to ASAP/J, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Art in America, Performance Research Journal, Cinema Journal, and elsewhere. She lived in Glendale from 1991 to 2005.
Valley View: An Armenian Diasporic Account in Lieu of a Glendale Biennial Review
On the exclusion of Armenian artists from the Glendale Biennial....