Utopiana.am was founded in 2001 with the aim of struggling against the isolation of the Armenian artists and intellectuals both locally and globally.
In 2005, thanks to the “Steghtsagortsaran” project, Utopiana.am was structured as a kind of polymorphous production workshop, and a platform for interdisciplinary reflections.
Encounters, residencies, conferences and publications form these artistic and cultural practices, questioning thereby social and political transformations. In order to present or to show these projects, Utopiana.am collaborates with different institutions and organisations.
Thanks to the efforts of its collaborators and its different partners, Utopiana.am has been able to survive and develop under difficult conditions. In times of political and social instability, it also faces the challenge of precarious financing. The sustainable development of its structure is hampered by the fact that the financings coming from abroad are partial and limited in time. This becomes even more tangible in a country where the contemporary mind and creation remain marginalized.
Based on this experience, between 2009 and 2012, Utopiana.am has chosen to focus its projects on four main themes: archive, work, sustainable development and public space. Those themes possess both a local and global relevance.
Utopiana.am is juridically a “non governmental creative cultural organization”.