Mariam Zakarian was born in Armenia, currently based in Denmark. She creates fine art in traditional and digital media, focusing on VR. Mariam's roots are in representational, figurative work; paintings depicting the strange and surreal, subject matter about the darker shades of existence.
Her room-scale pieces test the physicality of VR, combining otherworldly imagery and music with site-specific performance art, and exploring how entering an artificial world can leave a lasting emotional impact on the individual. Mariam is also M.Sc. in Media Technology(specialized in VR art) and occasionally shares her knowledge at international conferences and festivals, via talks and workshops.