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ACOSS

Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia
www.acoss.org/

The Akos Cultural NGO was founded in 2002 in Yerevan. It is member of the Res Artis Worldwide network of artist residencies and more concentrated on the development of Artist residency program in Armenia.In 2006 Mkrtich Tonoyan initiated establishing the ACOSS (Art Centre of Social Studies) artist-in-residence program at Akos.The ACOSS residency program is a project workshop for the promotion of multy - disciplinary art and cultural international exchange in and out of Armenia. Artists from all artistic disciplines and sociologists can live, work, and collaborate during their preferred time of residency staying. The program started from Mkrtich Tonoyan's studio and it is still considered one of the main project rooms of the Akos NGO. The program consists of a residency up to one year and includes private and sharing studios and housing. Since its establishment ACOSS has hosted 137 visiting international artists and 22 international and national guests.

The Akos Cultural NGO was founded in 2002 in Yerevan. It is member of the Res Artis Worldwide network of artist residencies and more concentrated on the development of Artist residency program in Armenia.
In 2006 Mkrtich Tonoyan initiated establishing the ACOSS (Art Centre of Social Studies) artist-in-residence program at Akos.
The ACOSS residency program is a project workshop for the promotion of multy - disciplinary art and cultural international exchange in and out of Armenia. Artists from all artistic disciplines and sociologists can live, work, and collaborate during their preferred time of residency staying.
The program started from Mkrtich Tonoyan's studio and it is still considered one of the main project rooms of the Akos NGO. The program consists of a residency up to one year and includes private and sharing studios and housing.

M. Tonoyan: “ACOSS”, collage of the ACOSS residency buildings, 2009
M.Tonoyan: “Logo”, the logo of the ACOSS, 2007
“ACOSS presentation at Supermarket 2011”, It was presented the extracted pages from Armenian artist Alexander Melkonyan’s “novel-portfolio” of Military Art projects. Photo by Mkrtich Tonoyan
ACOSS booth during the exhibition at Supermarket 2011. Photographer: Mkrtich Tonoyan
Appendix from Alexander Melkonyan's portfolio “The Odyssey of Armenian Centaur”, drawing/collage. Photo by Mkrtich Tonoyan
It was showed also damo version of video-projects realized in Armenia during the residency at ACOSS by artists Ulrika Ferm (Finland) and Karin Hammer (Austria) in collaboration with local artists. Photographer: Mkrtich Tonoyan
Karin Hammer: “Maybe Armenia only exists in my imagination”, chapter from a film, 2010
“The weather is always good in Armenia” a video projects by Ulrika Ferm that was showed in ACOSS booth during Supermarket 2011. chapter from a film, 2010