Born in Vedi, Armenia, 1959
1989 Moscow Fine Arts academy, Yerevan branch
1985 Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts
1979 Fine Arts Collage after Terlemezyan, Yerevan
2011 Honorable Artist of the Republic of Armenia
2002 Vahagni Awards for the Rhinoceros, Yerevan, Armenia
In 2011 Screening of a film on the work of the sculptor, Issy, France
In 2005 a film about Ara Alekyan’s art ” Born in Fire”, by Suren Ter-Grigoryan (Shoghakat TV, Armenia) won the Grand Prize in Epona-2005 International Festival, France.