Slade MA/MFA Degree Show 2017

Sam will participate in the 2017 Slade Graduate Degree Show, showcasing artworks by graduating students from the MA/MFA/PhD at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art.

Wednesday 7th 6-9pm (Private View)

The show is open every day until the 18th June.

Address: The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Pauses before the Pinboard at KELDER, London

Jack Brindley, Sam Derounian, Himali Singh Soin + David Tapesser and Linda Stupart

Pauses Before the Pinboard is a presentation of different disciplines and approaches, colliding together as temporary collaborations to facilitate a pause; a reflection or response to one another.

Pauses Before the Pinboard is the first chapter in the ongoing research project Notes on Collaboration activated by KELDER – a curatorial research space initiated by Rudi Christian Ferreira and Adriënne Groen. By using the dual-perspective of the curators as a starting point, they look to investigate collaboration as a concept, subject and motif.

Opening 10th November from 6pm at KELDER, 26a Chapel Market, Angel, London.

Slade Print Fair 2016

Sam will be participating in the Slade Print Fair 2016.

The Slade Print Fair runs from 21-22 October during the Bloomsbury Festival at UCL. Situated in the North Lodge and Cloisters on the main campus, this pop up Slade Print Fair is a unique opportunity to purchase original new work from both internationally acclaimed and emerging artists. All works on display are for sale, with all proceeds going directly to provide scholarships and bursaries for Slade students.

In the North Lodge there will be an exhibition of prints, editions and works on paper by current Slade students and staff. The hugely popular live screen-printing will be taking place in the Events Space in the UCL Quad with prints to purchase from £20, literally hot off the press!

The event will take place at: North Lodge, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Slade School of Fine Art MA/MFA Interim Exhibition 2016

Sam Derounian will be participating in the 2016 Slade School of Fine Art Interim Exhibition.

The exhibition will take place at the Slade School of Fine Art, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, from the 1 – 5 October 2016.

Opening hours

Saturday 1 October – 10am – 8pm
Sunday 2 October – 10am – 8pm
Monday 3 October – 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 4 October – 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 5 October – 10am – 4.30pm

Waiting Room at Chelsea Waterside ArtSpace, London

Sam Derounian will be participating in group exhibition ‘Waiting Room’ which runs from 24th August – 31st October 2016.

Other artists include:

James Cross

Georgina Lucas-Going

Ziad Nagy

James Rollo

Lucian Strindberg

Adam Wozniak

New Limited Edition Print

‘Proposal for set and costume’
Screenprint on Fabriano 4 225gsm Cartridge Paper
Edition of 20.

For enquiries regarding purchasing a print, please click on the ‘Contact’ field under the main heading ‘Info’ on this website.

(Un)doing, (Un)making. at Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire

(Un)making. (Un)doing., a group exhibition curated by Sam Derounian, will include sculpture, video, painting, and performance work. It takes its conceptual starting point as dramaturge and critic Bertolt Brecht’s notion of the ‘Verfremdungseffekt’ or alienation effect. Opening event: April 27th, 15-19:00. Exhibition runs April 28th – May 12th 2016.

Exhibiting artists:
Sam Derounian
Benedict Drew
Michael Dryden
Katrine Holmgren
Tess E. McKenzie
Jabulani Maseko
John Henry Newton
Hardeep Pandhal
Max Prus
Anna Reading
Harriet Rickard (Performance)
Owen Thackeray
Yuyu Wang (Performance)
Jack West

CCA Creative Lab Residency

June 1st – 12th 2015

Sam will be working on finding strategies for producing ‘prompt’ material towards the second part of a semi-collaborative project with artist Douglas Morland, concerned with theatricality as critical vocabulary & the fragility of language & communicative processes.

Following the first part of an artistic exchange in 2014, Sam and Douglas are embarking on the counterpart to that exchange, in which their roles in the production of new work will be reversed.

In the initial stage of the collaboration, Douglas created ‘prompts’, which were sent to Sam by email. These cryptic, typographic and image-based transmissions took on and parodied the form of a dramaturgical script, functioning as cryptic catalysts to prompt the creation of new work.

During this Creative Lab residency, Sam will create prompts for Douglas to respond to in the second part of the exchange. The nature of these prompts – chiefly their medium – will be negotiable, and will indeed form part of the investigation. Broadly speaking, Sam will be collecting, altering, re-composing, and re-contextualizing various kinds of found source material, as a general strategy.

As before, the prompts will play on the idea of the dramaturgical script, in a loose sense, without being confined necessarily to the medium of printed text. The prompts will consist of two adjacent types of information. There will be a deliberate disjuncture between the two forms, their connection ambiguous. This difficulty in reading the disparate information together will encourage ‘misunderstandings’ and subjectivity on the part of the respondent (Douglas) in the resulting work. This is intended in turn to reflect on shared conceptual concerns regarding the distortion of information & language during communicative processes.