Memory of Trees, April 13–22, 2015


Memory of Trees, curated by Annalisa D’Angelo, features the work of photographer Kathryn Cook as she traced the memory of the Armenian Genocide across Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Israel and France. The core of Cook’s work revolves around the Turkish town of Ağaçlı, which recently restored an Armenian silk weaving tradition. The land, the trees and the silk all symbolize the Armenian’s enduring legacy on their ancient homeland.

The collection of approximately 50 color and black and white images follows the remains and traces of an ambiguous, dark history of the Genocide––  the definition of which is still being fought over a century later.


Kathryn Cook (b. 1979) is based in London, England, and represented by Agence VU’. Her work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and TIME. She has received several grants for this work including the Inge Morath Award (2008), The Aftermath Project grant (2008), the Enzo Baldoni award (2008) and the Alexia Foundation Judges Recognition grant (2012).

This Exhibition presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.