Julian Chehirian is an artistic-researcher and curator whose interdisciplinary practice probes the social experience of trauma. His exhibition Excavating the Psyche (2015) examined the social history of psychotherapy and psychiatry in Bulgaria through ethnography, archival research and experimental installation. Supported by a Fulbright fellowship, the exhibition debuted at the Red House Center for Culture and Debate in Sofia, Bulgaria, appearing on Bulgarian National Radio, Bulgarian Military Television, Radio Bulgaria and Капитал Magazine. Julian’s most recent curatorial work examines issues of generational erasure and artistic migration in the work of his late father, Rafi Chehirian, a Bulgarian-Armenian conceptual artist and multi-generational refugee. Rafi’s Traces (2017), which opened at Rhizome in Washington, D.C., is reviewed in Капитал Magazine.