Tatev Chakhian (1992, Yerevan) is a Poland-based Armenian poet, translator and visual artist. She graduated from the Faculty of Cultural Anthropology at Yerevan State University and holds a degree in International Relations and Border Studies from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan where she currently lives. After several years of collaborative poetry projects, she published her first volume of poetry titled unIDentical is an “unofficial document” which grants the reader a passage from the poet’s personal reality to the social one allowing them to wander in and between the spaces. The book was nominated for the 2018 European Poet of Freedom – the 5th edition of the Literary Award of the City of Gdansk – was published in Polish. Tatev collaborates with urban artists, filmmakers and musicians, and her paper collages have been exhibited in Armenia, Poland and Belgium, and translates and promotes Polish poetry, Iranian contemporary poetry, as well as translating from English and Russian. She is the co-editor of www.iranliter.com platform of translated Iranian literature and Arteria literary magazine in Armenia. Find out more on her official website.
She was selected to be the artist supported by the EFFEA project in 2023