Shoghig Halajian



Shoghig Halajian is a curator and researcher based in Los Angeles. Her curatorial work and writings focus on queer and feminist histories, the photographic archive, institutional critique through a critical race and gender studies lens. She organizes 'invitation of sorts' with Anthony Carfello and Suzy Halajian, and serves on the Board of Directors at Human Resources LA. From 2013-2016, Halajian was Assistant Director/ Curator at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Recent curatorial projects include At night the states (co-curated with Suzy Halajian), the Hammer Museum, 2017; DISSENT: what they fear is the light (co-curated with Thomas Lawson), LACE, 2016; Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Verse Chorus Verse, LACE, 2016; Rafa Esparza: I have never been here before, LACE, 2015; and The Whole World is Watching, Le Magasin: Centre National d'Art Contemporain, 2012. She is currently working on a publication that explores technological practices of surveillance and social control (forthcoming, 2017). She holds a MA from Calart’s Critical Studies: Aesthetics and Politics program and a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from UCLA. She was a curatorial fellow at Ecole du Magasin in 2011.