Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan (1988) is interested in art that has close ties to everyday life; as a kind of ethnography of urban society where the boundaries between high and low culture have faded. She collects ceramic vases on markets and in second hand shops which she considers as material handed to her by the urban environment. By painting images and texts on them she adds artistic value to them connects her art with society and daily life.

In her drawings there is also a connection with popular culture with references to comic strips. In a direct, straightforward way she documents her own experiences but also refers to society, art and literature on a more general level. Like in comics there is often a combination of image and text. Nare Eloyan also made a series of masks in papier mache, a kind of archetypes that neverthless have individual features and character.

1988 Born in Yerevan, Armenia


2005-2009 Royal Academy of visual Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

group exhibitions

2019 Tomb of the Ordinary Man, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2018 Ristretto, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2017 6 voor 6, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2016 Track and Trace I & II – 25 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2013 Unfair, Amsterdam, NL
Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Mirjana Vrbaski: photo’s, 
Nare Eloyan: small works (2009 – 2012) Gallery Wim Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, NL
The Kids Are Allright, 
Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL
Nare Eloyan and Aernout Mik (early works)
, Gallery Wim Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Entry presentation, Stroom, The Hague, NL
 MAMA, Rotterdam
, NL
Young Collectors #3: Jaring Dürst Britt & Alexander Mayhew
, Sign, Groningen, NL
2010 Burned Figures & Altered Landscapes; Nare Eloyan and Edwin Jans, 
AYACS, Amsterdam, NL
Now or Never
, GEM (Museum for Contemporary Art), The Hague, NL
2009 ArtOlive Joung Talent 09
, ArtOlive Gallery – Amsterdam
, NL
Good Shit, Bad Habits & Loose Women #2, 
with Veniamin Kazachenko, 1646, The Hague, NL
Fail Again Fail Better #2, 
MK Galerie Berlin
, Germany
2008 Empty Paradise, Photomuseum The Hague, NL
2007 Springtime
, Th Gallery, The Hague, NL
2006 Preview season 2006-2007, 
Th Gallery, The Hague, NL