Biography
 
1952  born in Yerevan
1969 - 1971

study at the Design Studio of the Union of Architects of Armenia and the Department of Industrial Design of Fine Arts Academy in Yerevan

1970 the first participation in the Exhibition of Young Artists in Yerevan
1975  graduated from the Fine Arts and Drama Academy in Yerevan
1972 - 1978

actor of the State TV Theatre in Yerevan, assistent-director and director at Armenian Documentary Film Studios

1983 graduated from Film Academy - VGIK in Moscow
Since 1983 director at "Armenfilm" Studios
1991 Retrospective of the films in Cinemateque Francaise in Paris
Since 1991 Member of the Assembly of Cinemateque Francaise
1995 - 1997

Series of short documentaries about Armenian Culture and History on the German TV (ORB)

1996

Retrospective of the films in Cinemateque Francaise at the 60th Anniversary of the Cinemateque in Paris

1999 One-Week Screenings of Selected Films in Berlin
2001 Opening of the Studio of Fine Art Works in Berlin
2001 - 2002

Guest Professor at the Film and TV Department of the Art Academy, University of Kassel, Germany

2002 founding of the "Studio DS" - Film Production and Art Development Fund
Since 2003 Professor co-heading the Film and TV Department of the Art Academy, University of Kassel, Germany