Born in 1969 in Lyon, Melik Ohanian lives and works in New York and Paris. All Melik Ohanian's works explore the means, supports and allegorical power of the images, reverting constantly to several subjects: desert areas, the working class world, the end of revolutionary utopias and social, historical, and scientific facts.
Melik Ohanian is the recipient of several prizes: Golden Lion for the Best National Pavilion (Armenia), 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Marcel Duchamp Award (2015).
In 2008, his exhibition From the voice to the hand was created at the scale of a city, with the collaboration of several parisian institutions such as the MAC/VAL, FRAC Ile de France — Le Plateau, the Abbaye de Maubuisson, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, among 15 venues in parternship.
Since September 2021, Melik Ohanian is the eighteenth guest of Pinault Collection’s artist residency program in Lens.