London College of Communication, University of the Arts,
Studied for practice-based PhD: Contemporary Armenian Exiles: objects, narratives, histories.
MA Photography: London College of Printing
Formulated new approach to practice.
Extended Essay: Family Photographs – Annelies Štrba, Christian Boltanski
Post Graduate Diploma in Photojournalism
London College of Printing, Back Hill, London
R.S.A. Certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) - London.
National Diploma in Art and Design,specializing in photography, installation and film
Thesis: Images of Women through Surrealism
Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland
Leaving Certificate: A Level equivalent / High School Dip. Hons: English, Geography, History, French.
Armenian Family Stories and Lost Landscapes.
Solo Exhibition, Depo Gallery, Istanbul.
Exhibition and catalogue funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Culture Ireland.
Salon Mashup: Displacement + Regeneration. Armenian perspectives of loss and resettlement.
Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK.
Diyarbakir/ Dikranagerd: Stories of disappeared existences.
Armenian Palazzo Ca Zenobio, Venice, Italy.
part of Armin T. Wegner, gli Armeni in Anatolia 1915.
Pivot Points : Turkey, England, Turkey.
YFBS Gallery, 207 Whitecross St, London, UK.
Funded by Arts Council England.
Identity, memory exile: Paris - Alger.
Photographic work from France.
Daura Gallery, Lynchberg College, Virginia, USA.
London College of Printing, Atrium Gallery, Elephant and Castle, London, UK.
Photography from Morocco: Looking Through Glass.
Amberdam Gallery Hampstead, London, UK.
Amnesty International Show funded by Cultural Relations Committee Ireland.
Review Ham and High Newspaper.
Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes.
Maison des Métallurgistes, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris, France.
Installation - photography/mixed media.
Touring show Pépinières pour les jeunes artistes en Europe.
Cite International des Arts, Paris; Niepce Museum, Chalon sur Saône, France; Karl Hoper Gesellshaft, Bahnhof Westend, Berlin; Galerie Nei Liicht, Galerie Dominique Lang, Dudelange, Luxemburg; Fondazione Italianan per la Fotografia, Torino, Italy.
Photographs from Mostar, Sarajevo, Vukovar and Belfast.
Galerie Sküc, Lablijana, Slovenia.
Funded by Amnesty International,Dublin Branch, and Slovenia.
Different Fates : Osijek, Vukovar,
with Croatian Video Artist Ivan Faktor, Old Bull Arts Centre, High Barnet, London, UK.
Photography show reviewed by Eamon McCabe for The Guardian Arts page.
Group Show Installation, awarded Best Undergraduate Work 1986.
Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, Ireland.
Irish Arts Council travel grant to visit Pittsburgh, PA, USA in May 2017, for family history research.
Awarded Residency (two weeks) at Cill Rialaig, Ballinaskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Calouste Gulbenkian Grant awarded for exhibition and catalogue, Depo Gallery, Istanbul;
Culture Ireland for travel and accommodation Istanbul.
‘Encouragment Grant’ for PhD studies : UGAB, Armenian General Benevolent Union, 11 Square Alboni, 75016 Paris, France.
Photography grant to create new photographic work, Arts Council England, to be exhibited in London and Paris during 2008.
Funding award by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Cultural Relations Committee for photographic exhibition Looking Through Glass Women’s Rights in Morocco, an Amnesty International exhibition.
Awarded photography residency at Marly-le-Roi, France, as part of cultural festival L’imaginaire Irlandaise.
Museum Internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. Award based on thesis Images of Women through Surrealism.
Review: The forgotten people of a forgotten genocide.
Sunday Business Post, Dublin, Ireland. February 2015.
Review: Traces of three Armenian Families Depo Show..
Today’s Zaman (main Turkish Daily), English edition, Istanbul.
Review: PHOTOS DE FAMILLES ARMÉNIENNES – “J’ai tenté de faire la narration de la disparition” LEPETITJOURNAL.com - The Media of France Abroad. January 2015.
Review: Lost Landscapes and Histories by Kaya Genç. Daily Sabah (Istanbul) Weekend Culture and Arts. January 2015.
Interview: with Nurak Yilmaz. Exhibition Inside St Giragos Armenian Church, Diyarbakir. Turkey.
Agos (Armenian Daily Istanbul).
Review: Histories of Disappeared Existences. La Repubblica, Italy (Venice edition arts insert). January 2012.
Review: Osijek Vukovar : Different fates
The Guardian G2 Magazine. October 1993.