Anna Boghiguian (EG, 1946) is an Egyptian artist of Armenian origin. Living a nomadic life, the artist has constantly moved between different cities across the globe, from Egypt to Canada and India to France. She studied political science at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Arts and Music at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In Boghiguian’s work, the palimpsest of memory takes physical form as a rough accumulation that thickens the surface of her paintings with encaustic, pigment, salt, collage and non-specic debris.
The work of Anna Boghiguian has been recently the subject of major retrospectives at Tate St.Ives, Cornwall (2018), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2018), S.M.A.K. Gent (2020), Index—The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2017), Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah Art Foundation (2018), Carré d’Art – Museum of Contemporary Art Nîmes (2016); and DAAD Gallery, Berlin (2013).
18 February 2021