• Serj Tankian

Grammy Award winning Armenian American musician, artist and activist Serj Tankian is exhibiting at {Suite} Ponsonby and {Suite} Wellington in February 2023.

Mounted across both galleries, this solo exhibition will include a selection of paintings, each accompanied by a musical score composed by Tankian that is as integral to the work as the paint itself.

Visitors are encouraged to bring your own headphones to take advantage of a personalised viewing and listening experience as the musical compositions complementing each work can be accessed by visitors in the gallery by scanning the paintings with Arloopa, a free application for iOS and Android devices.

"My music always has been nonconformist and challenging – and revolting at times,” says Tankian. “I paint the same way. I don't look at what people do, I don't paint within the parameters. I do what my intuition tells me to do. When I’m painting, I am free as an artist. My hands go where they're supposed to go, I don't know what I’m doing. But I never knew what I was doing as a musician either, I just created and was confident in the fact that it is coming from a good place. I’m still in the phase where I’m surprised by the output. I am lost in this exploratory, beautiful, colorful world and I am grateful.”

Read more about the exhibition here.

Find {Suite} Wellington exhibition details here

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, 10am-4pm


  • 189 Ponsonby Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1011