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Green: Grants & Residencies; Darker blue: Karapetian's writing; Yellow: Exhibitions; Lavender: Talks; Lighter blue: Writing about Karapetian

"Extending Exchange"

Roundtable led by Karapetian at TransCultural Exchange’s 2025 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Avenues for Daring (7-9 March 2025)

"Wilderness of the Mark" 

(Artist's Writing) Catalogue essay for Kenwyn Crichlow: Paintings from Trinidad, at Diane Rosenstein Gallery

"Kто на хлопок? Representations of Agency on the Cotton fields" Davis Center, Harvard University

28 April, 2023

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection


6 August, 2022 - 7 May, 2023

San Diego Views

Group exhibition, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla


May 2 - June 10, 2022

Frontiers in Frontiers, a series of talks with USD's Humanities Center approaching the future of the borderlands from different disciplinary perspectives

Discussions, Feb/March 2022

Essay by Nikki Columbus on performance in Karapetian's work, p. 43

COLA Fellowship Catalog

Interview with Farrah Karapetian about her project, "The Godmother"

COLA Fellowship 

Lecture on the network of the Harlem Renaissance

Discussion, 29 April 2021

Juror: Krasnodar Biennial

Jury, Photo Series nominations for the 1st International Biennale of Photography PhotoVisa: Память: Война и мир ("Memory: War and Peace")

Transformations: Living Room -> Flea Market -> Museum -> Art

Group Exhibition, Wende Museum

Leah Ollman on shows shuttered because of the coronavirus.

Artists spend months, even years, working on a gallery show. What if no one sees it? 

Time Share

April 2 - May 15: Performa's new Radical Broadcast, an online exhibition that explores live performance’s relationship to video sharing platforms. Karapetian's work, "The Gesture of Safe and Sanitary: ICE (soap)" 2019 featured daily at 18:00.

Global Photography:
A Critical History

Textbook being published by Bloomsbury Academic Publishers, including Karapetian's work. 

Override: A Billboard Project

Billboard & Video Projection: The Gesture of Wishing

Expo Chicago Public Programming

September 9-29, 2019

New York Magazine editor's pick, "The Couch Gallery Crawl"

Performa's Radical Broadcast: Time Share is an editor's pick, April 17, 2020

Farrah Karapetian: Collective Memory

solo exhibition, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

Jan 5 - Feb 24, 2019

Top Ten 2019 LA Shows

Collective Memory listed as one of Los Angeles' top ten shows of 2019 in Artillery Magazine.

The Body Politic: Meyerhold to My Barbarian

Lecture delivered at "Alternative Realities: Utopian Thought in Times of Political Rupture", A two-day conference in Los Angeles organized by The Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies (USC), The Wende Museum, and the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam.

"The Godmother"

Portfolio, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, edited by Dr. Marsha Pearce

Free Association: New Acquisitions in Context

Addison Gallery of American Art

1 Sept 2023 - 11 February 2024

Direct Contact: Cameraless Photography Now

Eskenazi Museum of Art

16 February - 9 July, 2023

2021 Arts Prospect Network Fellowship at the Ilkhom Theatre, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Fellowship June 2022


Karapetian executes a détournement on the site of an East German guardhouse, turning it into a lighthouse, to welcome and guide rather than exclude those of us in constant motion.

April 10 - October 23, 2022

On Jupiter

An exhibition curated from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection in collaboration with the Center for Studying Structures of Race and the Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Center for Studying Art at Roanoke College.

28 Jan - 27 March 2022

"Keep the Channel Open" with Mike Sakasegawa

Podcast, April 2021

Archivo Platform 2021 Research Network

Artist's writing on several subjects for Portuguese based international platform

San Diego Views Portfolio

Portfolio of 20 prints by artists working with photography in the San Diego region, produced by Photographs Incorporated, 2020.

Chantel Paul on Farrah Karapetian

essay in Herein Journal, Sept 2020

Flags & Flowers

Danziger Gallery Viewing Room

June 1-14, 2020

Link to flowers

Link to flags

Artillery Magazine on Performa's Time Share

Shelter-in-Place: Livestreamed performances for quarantine enrichment

Publication (artist's writing)

(2020). Interview with Roxana Marcoci Senior Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In Новое искусствознание

Pick of the Week, "The Photograph is Always Now"

The Photograph is Always Now, described as LA's pick of the week in Artillery Magazine.

Photography as an Art: Current trends in the study and history of national schools

Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia

Farrah Karapetian: presenting, "Decolonizing Photography: How leading institutions in the United States are unraveling 20th century histories and reimagining a photographic future"

May 27-29, 2019 Critic's Pick, Collective Memory

by Annabel Osberg

Constructed: The Contemporary History of the Constructed Image in Photography Since 1990

An academic text being published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis in 2018. With writing on Karapetian by Dan Weiskopf.

Pollock Krasner Award


"The House in and As Contemporary Art"

LA Review of Books

Essay by Farrah Karapetian

Arctic Art Now: Mark Dion and Farrah Karapetian in Conversation with Derrick Cartwright

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

"On recuperating the professional trajectories of underrepresented females through private photography" Lecture at After Post Photography 8

2 June 2023

"They Work Hard for the Money: Performative Representation of Working-Class Laborers"

(Artist's Writing) Chapter on Uzbek project for book edited by Jennifer Vanderpool and Colin Gardner and published by Palgrave MacMillan

“IN LIGHT OF WAR”: Photography, Conflict, and Political Violence
ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum Für Medienwissenschaften, Potsdam

4 June 2022, online

EXPO Chicago

Diane Rosentein

Booth 346

Navy Pier, Chicago

7-10 April 2022

Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel

Exhibition curated by Edward Goldman at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.

7 Sept - 4 Dec 2021

"Centering the Subject" at Medium Festival of Photography

Artist's lecture, 7 March, 2021

Talk at Laemmle Pasadena after the theatrical release of Mariam Ghani's What We Left Unfinished screening at 7:30

Discussion, 5 August 2021

The Creator Has a Master Plan

Group Exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, October 30 - December 26, 2020

Co-Host, Art Past Present series

Joes Segal of the Wende Museum and Karapetian co-host this series, investigating art's role in meaning making between past and present - ongoing

"USD Faculty Race to Deliver Medical Equipment to Communities"

Karapetian making emergency ventilators with SDCAP

In Search of Our Times

Fact and Fiction: Art, News, and Propaganda, Zoom Webinar hosted by the Wende Museum and Presented with the Pacific Council on International Policy

15 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World: "Time Share"

Time Share is Artnet Editors Picks’: 15 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World This Week

The Power of Culture

Panel Discussion

Wende Museum

10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

October 13, 2019

After Post-Photography 2019

European University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Farrah Karapetian: moderator

May 23-25, 2019

Los Angeles Times Review, Collective Memory

by Sharon Mizota

CAA 2019

Discussant, panel: "Contested Site: the Female Body in Contemporary Art"

February 13-16, 2019

The Fabric of Felicity: Group Exhibition

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Fall 2018

"The American Flag In and As Contemporary Art"

LA Review of Books

Essay by Farrah Karapetian

After Icebergs: Conceptual Photography and Climate Crisis

USD Humanities Center Gallery

February 2 - March 22, 2024

2023 residency at SOMA, Mexico City

18 May - 1 June

"The Women": Vanderbilt University, lecture & visits

19 September, 2022

Centering the Author: Photograms as Artifacts of Relations, a talk at Penumbra Foundation in conjunction with "OCÉANOS" by Roberto Huarcaya

19 May 2022

Group Exhibition

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

March 26 - May 15 2022

Talk "at" ExpoChicago with Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting

Discussion, 10 April 2021


Online exhibition with the Los Angeles based Ladies Room. 15% of all sales will be donated to benefit 3 urban garden and food organizations for the hungry in Los Angeles: LA Food Policy Council, Ron Finley Project, and Summaeverythang Community Center.

2021 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Master Artist Fellowship


Centering the (Post)Soviet Subject - a lecture at Harvard's Davis Center on agency in representation

Live & Recorded

Archive Machines

Group Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

July 30 - Dec 31, 2020

Jurors: Rita Gonzalez, Kerstin Erdmann and Olivian Cha

NYTimes on Performa's "Time Share" Radical Broadcast

"2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore from Home"

Publication (artist's writing)

(2020). The Gunman Gestures. International Journal of Cultural Research.

The Photograph is Always Now

Solo exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, 831 N. Highland Ave., LA CA, 90038

Feb 8 - March 28, 2020

Expo Chicago

Two-man booth with Eleanor Antin

Navy Pier, Festival Hall | 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611

Diane Rosenstein Gallery

September 20 - 22, 2019

Publication (artist's writing)

(2019). The Body Politic: Meyerhold to My Barbarian. German Historical Institute 2019 Bulletin Supplement. 

Art and Cake Review, Collective Memory

by Shana Nys Dambrot

Fulbright Award


March-August 2018

этюды по безопасности / Security Studies

Project originally developed in St. Petersburg Russia on Fulbright Fellowship, with "living seminar" workshop/performance at New Holland Island Pavilion.

"Light Play: Experiments in Photography from 1970 to the Present" - LACMA
Anchor 1
Snite Museum's Yield Magazine interview
"Rematerializing Photography" - Art in America, June/July 2017
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