Ruben Arevshatyan is an artist, art critic and independent curator. He teaches at the Contemporary Art Institute, Yerevan. In the period of 1997-2004 he was the artistic director of Hay-Art cultural center, Yerevan. In the period of 2004-2013was lecturing art history at the arts department of the Armenian Open University, Yerevan.He has published widely on contemporary art, architecture, and theory - mainly around topics and on issues of urban and cultural transformation focusing on Post Socialist contexts. Member of the editorial board of red- thread.org e-journal. He has curated and associated 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),etc. In 2011 he was the co-curator of Manuals: Subjects of New Universality – Armenian National Pavilionin 54 Venice Art Biennale and in 2014 he was the co-curator of The Capital of Desires – Armenian National Pavilion in 14 Venice Architecture Biennale. Coauthor and co-curator of Sweet 60s international research project. Lives and works in Yerevan.