Sam Derounian is a British artist currently based in London.
Sam’s current practice starts in drawing, collage and printmaking, and is developed through set and prop-making, writing, and finally performance. Sam’s work is an inquiry into the relationships and power dynamics between humans and non-humans (objects, sites etc.) and in particular how these relationships are consolidated through the performance of verbal language. His work is inspired by, and references, avant-garde theatre, semiotics (theories of language), and subcultural aesthetics (detournement).
Since 2011 he has also lived in Glasgow and Copenhagen, and has exhibited internationally, consistently being awarded public funding to aid the production of new work. Recent projects include Authentic Tongues, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London; Pauses before the Pinboard, KELDER, London; (Un)doing, (Un)making. Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham; Peripheral Vision, Slottet, Copenhagen; Creative Lab Residency, CCA Glasgow and CUT/PROMPT, 68 Art Institute, Copenhagen.