Sam Derounian (b. Hexham 1987) is a British artist currently based in London.
Sam’s work encompasses printmaking, sculpture, writing, audio-visual elements, and performance. His work is influenced heavily (both conceptually and in terms of material and process) by post-dramatic theatre. Sam’s work is an exploration of the nature of social relationships and societal structures of power, and how notions of the self are influenced, mediated, and consolidated by these forces. A theatrical mode of expression is used to reveal these dynamics, as well as hinting at the artifice of the work itself and its contexts.
Recent exhibitions and projects include Nesting Watering Picturing at SET, London, ATP Live, ATP Gallery and Studios, London, Consistently Inconsistent, Kelder Projects, London, Authentic Tongues, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London; Pauses before the Pinboard, Kelder Projects, London; (Un)doing, (Un)making., Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham; Peripheral Vision, Copenhagen Photo Festival; Creative Lab Residency, CCA Glasgow and Cut/Prompt, 68 Art Institute, Copenhagen. Sam is an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London.