Sculpture, Paper, Aluminium, Installation, Colorful, Story-Telling, Contemporary, Whimsical

Karen Sargsyan

(1973, Yerevan, Armenia)


Karen Sargsyan’s sculptural installations are made of paper aluminium and refer to the materials’ importance in the history of international communication. His sculptures personally materialize history, characters, events, and nature through this simple material.

Education & Residencies

2006 – 2007 | Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands


2016 | Stipendium Program for Established Artists from Mondriaan Foundation

2015 | Dommering Foundation

2014 | DordtYart

2013 | Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten

2012 | Mondriaan Foundation

2007 | Thieme Art Award


2019 | ‘Opera as the World – The quest for a total work of art’ at Centre Pompidou in Metz, France

2018 | Solo ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ at Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, Israel

2015 | ‘Low and Behold’ by International Manifesto Foundation in Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 | 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia


  • Ministerie OCW
  • Kunstcollectie Rijksoverheid Den Haag
  • Achmea Kunstcollectie, Leinden
  • Rabo Kunstcollectie, Utrecht
  • Maraya Art Collection
  • Bonnefanten Museum
  • KRC Collection
  • AMC Collection
  • National Russian Art Collection
  • Nederlandse Bank Art Collection