Carine Aroyan is the co-founder and creative director of the Aeon anti-café. Most of her professional experience is in the fields of filmmaking, animation, media, and event management.
Carine (born in 1986) studied Journalism at the Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. She also took one year courses at the Caucasus Institute (Journalism) and the Institute for Contemporary Art (Curatorial studies), Armenia.
Carine has been working as freelance journalist, covering art and film topics, and contributing to magazines as illustrator.
In 2008 she switched to the audiovisual field. She joined ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival, where she worked for 4 years as festival manager. She later worked with the Media Initiatives Center (former Internews) in the frameworks of Caucasus Documentary Project.
In 2013 jointly with friends she co-founded Aeon, the first anti-café in Armenia.
In 2015 Carine and her Aeon colleagues launched Hartak Workshop Festival (first edition successfully “premiered” on October 16-18, 2015) – a huge public event, consisting of nearly 70 practical workshops and master-classes.
For the moment Carine works at the IDeA Foundation, Aurora Prize.