Kevork Mourad

Kevork Mourad was born in 1970 in Qamishli, Syria. He grew up and studied in the city of
Aleppo before moving to Armenia in 1992 where obtained his Masters of Fine Arts at the
Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts. In 2001 he moved to the United States where he established
his practice in New York City. Represented by Galerie Claude Lemand, he has exhibited at
Galerie Tanit, Beirut, and the Rose Art Museum, Boston. A painter and video artist, he has
performed his animated and live visuals around the world. A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk
Road Ensemble, he was featured in the documentary The Music of Strangers. His animated
short lm, Four Arts for Syria, was funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung Prize and premiered
in the Stuttgart Animation Festival. He has performed at the Brooklyn Museum, Nara
Museum in Japan, Art Institute of Chicago, American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln
Center Atrium, Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University, Rubin Museum,
Tanglewood, Dutch Royal Palace for the Prince Claus Foundation, ElbPhilharmonie, and
Walt Disney Concert Hall, in a commission of Handel’s Israel in Egypt by the LA Master
Chorale, which was later performed by Master Voices in Carnegie Hall. In 2018 he was
commissioned to create a full-length performance to accompany the Armenia! Exhibit by the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2019 he was in residence at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
in a project entitled The Museum as Studio.