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Originally an Armenian-Iranian, Armin Hayrapetian is a Los Angeles & Chicago based video artist, writer, and performer. He received his MFA in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. His research topics include critical theory, modernity, overcoming postmodernity, and the crises in the relation of form and content.


Currently, he is writing a coming-of-age short-story collection taking place in the post-war Iran of the late 80s throughout the 90s. His short hybrid video, called “Jila,” explores new forms of narrative, multilingual and multi-cultural relations, and synthesis of affect and logic. His works have been exhibited at OGGI Gallery, Oklahomo art space, and Links Hall amongst others.


He holds an acting and directing diploma from the acknowledged Samandarian Theatre Academy in Iran and was involved in the vital theater scene of Iran as a theatre actor, director, dramaturge, and assistant director. He was Reza Servati's directing assistant for the award-winning and acclaimed production of the “Woyzeck”. Upon migration to the United States, he worked in film productions in LA as a set decorator, art director, and prop master. He also part-timed as a sound engineer in Radio KIRN in LA.

He continues to collaborate with artists as a videographer, sound designer and engineer, performer, writer, advisor, and producer. He recently sound-recorded Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Julian Flavin’s piece on sanitation workers called “Chicago DSS: Division 7, Division 4, Division 2, Division 6.”



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