Hrag Vartanian

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HRAG VARTANIAN was born in Aleppo, Syria, raised in Toronto, Canada, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is a writer, critic and designer who regularly contributes to The Brooklyn Rail, AGBU Magazine, [ Ararat Quarterly], Boldtype and other publications. Director of Communications at AGBU, the world's largest Armenian non-profit organization, he is also a board member of Ararat Quarterly and volunteers his time to several non-profits and charities.


  • "An Imaginary Armenian Canadian Homeland: Gariné Torossian’s Dialogue with Egoyan" from Image and Territory: Essays on Atom Egoyan edited by Monique Tschofen and Jennifer Burwell (Waterloo, ON: Wildred Laurier University Press, 2006).
  • "Andrew Demirjian: Indulge and Deny," The Brooklyn Rail (September 2005).[[1]]
  • "Schwierige Wahrheiten: Die Schriftstellerin Nancy Kricorian (The Will to Resist: A Portrait of Nancy Kricorian)," in Porträt einer Hoffnung Die Armenier edited by Huberta von Voss (Verlag Hans Schiller, 2004). English edition forthcoming.
  • "New York Life Recognizes Genocide Era Insurance Claims," AGBU Magazine (April 2004).[[2]]
  • "Nazi Style Wars," The Brooklyn Rail (October 2003).[[3]]
  • "Curating on the Margins," The Brooklyn Rail (Winter 2003).[[4]]
  • "Artist Biographies," The Clement Greenberg Collection (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 2001).
  • FutureHype/Kitabet, edited by Carman Donabedian & Hrag Vartanian (Beirut: Haigazian, 1998).
  • "Chine Drive: An Arts & Crafts Community," in The Stuff Dreams are Made of: The Art and Design of Frederick and Louise Coates (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1997).