My Grandpa’s Dream by Hayk Sayadian

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Hayk Sayadian

Artist, Painter, Animator, Composer, Freelancer
Yerevan, Armenia
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Hayk Sayadian was born in Vayk in Vayots Dzor province in Armenia in 1980. Having grown up both next to the cultural heritage and the natural monuments of the region his love of the outdoors grew tremendously. Throughout his life, Hayk has always been fascinated by the images of his hometown. The interest was cultivated during his teenage years and further developed when he opted to take his study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan at the Faculty of Graphic Arts.
After having received a classical training, Hayk developed a personal style both from the point of view of technical realization and the thematic orientations. His works are full of ancient and medieval folk culture of Armenia or focus on historical figures, and are always linked with the spiritual world.
Hayk Sayadian creates his animated films mainly from his drawings and watercolor paintings, and often performs the entire film: animation, music, montage.
He held his first solo exhibition in Yerevan in 1993, when he was 13 years old. In 2001 the exhibition on the theme of Dante was presented in Yerevan and Ravenna , Italy . In 2008 his solo exhibition "The 7 Deadly Sins" took place at the gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan. In 2011 he again exhibited in Italy and Iran.
In 2011, his first animated film "Nazaré" was shown at the National Gallery of Armenia . In 2013, with the animated film "Komitas" he participated in the festival "Web Apricot". In October 2016, his animated film "The Dream of My Grandfather", inspired by the life of Georges Gurdjieff and won the award for Best Armenian Animated Film at the ReAnimania Festival in Yerevan. In July 2017 his another animated film "Kazantzakis" won the contest devoted to the life and activity of the great Greek author, July 2017.

Grand Prix Contest devoted to the life and activity of Nikos Kazantzakis 2017 Greece
Best Armenian Animated Film "My Grandpa's Dream", ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival 2016 Armenia
Exhibitions in Italy and Iran 2011
7 SINS sole-exhibition at Academy of artists in Armenia 2008
Exhibition in the theme of Dante in Armenia, Yerevan and Italy, Ravenna 2001
First solo exhibition in Yerevan 1993

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