Vartan Avakian studied Communication Arts at Lebanese American University and Architecture and Urban Culture at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Avakian is a founding member of the art collective Atfal Ahdath.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10
The Revenge of Geography Heroes, Beauty Queens and Lebanese Action Cinema 1979-1989 A Topographic Survey of Beirut (work in progress)
In 1979, Samir Ghosseini’s Hasna’ wa ‘Amaliqa (The Beauty and the Giants) premiered in Beirut, marking the launch of the Lebanese action cinema genre.