Anita Toutikian

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Personal information

Title: 
Clinical Psychologist, Art Therapist, Educator, Writer, and Contemporary Artist

Contact information (private)

Landline: 
961 1 449451
Mobile phone: 
961 3 711131
Personal email address: 
toutikian@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Green Clinics
Address: 
Sodeco, Independence Avenue, La Goulee Building, 5th Floor
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 616310

Social Media

Twitter: 
@___psychologist / or @__Artist
Skype: 
Anita Toutikian/ or artonaute

Education

Doctorate degree, Clinical Psychology and Research in Art Therapy, 2009-2015, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon.
Master's degree, Clinical Psychology and Research in Art Therapy, 2002- 2006, Haigazian University, Lebanon.
Diploma, Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 1992- 1995, Hamazkayine Tross Rosslin Fine Art Academy, Lebanon.
Diploma, Painting and Fashion Design, 1987- 1990, Académie Michel-Ange de Beaux Arts, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Psychology
Art Psychotherapy
Education
Contemporary Art
Languages: 
Arabic
Armenian
English
French
Turkish
Greek
Persian

Work history

Psychotherapy and Art Therapy (private practice), 2009-present.

Contemporary Artist, 1991-present.

School Psychologist, 2007- 2009, Armenian Evangelical Central High School.

Arts and Crafts Teacher, 2007- 2009, Armenian Evangelical Central High School.

Lecturer, 2007- 2008, Haigazian University and Notre Dame University.

Lecturer (Art Appreciation in Adult Education Program), 2004- 2005, Haigazian University.

Art and Culture Columnist, 2002-2003, Al-Hasnaa magazine (an Arab monthly woman magazine).

Exhibition Organizer and Co-curator, 1999- 2001, Arthur Matossian Art Center, Haigazian University.

Honorary office and memberships

Founding member of the Lebanese Psychological Association, 2003 - Present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Toutikian, A. (2008).Counteractive art from the Middle East. Beirut: Shirak Printing Press.
Major achievements: 

- Researcher and trainer in interdisciplinary domain of clinical psychology, education and art therapy.

- Activist in the advancement of social justice through art in schools and communities.

- Active member in humanitarian and cultural associations to defend women, children and family well-being.

- Art and culture columnist in numerous Armenian newspapers and periodicals published in Lebanon, 1993-2001.

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 

-Art installation "Exbroideries" at the Badguer Heritage Center, Beirut, 2014.

- Invited installation artist and speaker at the roundtable discussion, "Notion of Identity and Creation in the Middle East and North Africa", MENASART International Art Fair, Beirut, 2011.

- Participated in the video and installation art show "Convergence, New Art From Lebanon" organized by Dr. Jack Rasmussen and co-curated by Ms. Amale Traboulsi, Museum Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington D.C., 2010.

- Installation at the "Image et Mirage - VIeme Biennale Méditerranéenne des Arts de la Ville de Tunis" organized by the Association for Mediterranean Cultural Exchange (ECUME) , Palais Kheireddine Pacha, Tunisia, 2010.

- Participated in the Baraka Art Initiative of Stanfordville "Gaza Rebirth", New York, 2010.

- Participated in the exhibition "Repairing the World: Middle East Peace Art Project", Weinstein Realty Exhibition Hall, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 2005- 2010.

- Participated in the contemporary art exhibition and auction "Remains to Be Seen" organized by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, 2009.

- Solo Painting exhibition and interactive installation, "Jyperconceptualism", Gallery Janine Rbeiz, Beirut, 2008.

- Participated in the "Algiers Cultural Capital of the Arab World: Art and Feminine", National Museum of Modern and contemporary Art, Algiers, 2008.

- Participated in the "First Armenian Art Exhibition", New York, 2007.

-Participated in the "Artists' View" exhibition, organized by Ms. Nadine Begdache, London, 2004.

Awards and Distinctions

Awarded First Prize form Sursock Museum being a "Pioneer Installation Artist in Lebanon", 1998.

Honorary Mention from Sursock Museum for being a "Pioneer Conceptual Artist in Lebanon", 1997.