Ruben Arevshatyan is an artist, art critic and curator. He is the director of the Alexander Tamanyan National Museum-Institute of Architecture, Yerevan; and the president of AICA-Armenia. He also teaches at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Yerevan. He has published widely on contemporary art, architecture, and theory – mainly around topics of urban and cultural transformation, focusing on post-socialist contexts. He is a member of the editorial board of the www.red-thread.org e-journal. Arevshatyan is a member of the advisory board of the Armenia Art Foundation and member of the board of Armenian Arts Council. He has curated a number of projects like Great Atrophy, Parallel Reality, Local Modernities, Soviet Modernism 1955-1991/Unknown History, Trespassing Modernities, A Parallel Modernity (as part of the framework of the São Paulo Biennale 2014). In 2011 he was the curator of Manuals: Subjects of New Universality – Armenian National Pavilion in the Venice Art Biennale, and in 2014 he was the curator of The Capital of Desires – Armenian National Pavilion in the Venice Architecture Biennale. He was the author and curator of the “Sweet 60s” international research project, and the associate curator of STANDART contemporary arts triennial 2017. He is currently leading the scientific restoration project of the Sevan Writers’ Resort in the frames of Getty Foundation’s Keeping it Modern program.