Rosana Palazyan was born in 1963, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where she lives and work. Her family from both sides is Armenian origin. Palazyan, her grandparents of father side: Ovakim (Yalova) and Manik (Bandirma). Dadoorian, her grandparents of mother side: Ghevont (Kayseri) and Noemzar (Konya), that went to Brazil c.1926. Her father Hacik (Istambul) went to Brazil in 1950 and married her mother Rebeca (Rio de Janeiro). She attended the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage and studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidade Gama Filho, both in Rio de Janeiro. In 26 years of production, Palazyan's work in a variety of mediums (embroidery, drawing, installation, video, performance and public art projects) promotes experiences about art, life and society along with the incorporation of the 'Other', and proposes reflections on the social field of art. Solo exhibitions include: Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (2010); Centro Cultural Banco Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2004); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico (2000). Group exhibitions include: The 4th Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2013-14); O abrigo e o terreno, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013-14); The Street, MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium (2011); Pretty Tough: Contemporary Storytelling, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, USA (2009);26th Sao Paulo International Biennial, Brazil (2004).
Rosana Palazyan, "... Uma história que eu nunca esqueci..." / “... A story I never forgot...”, 2013-2015
Video installation. Stills from video
Collection of the artist
Photo: Marcus Vinicius de Morais Lacerda