fbpx
tag Sign Up for our Newsletter
Site Logo
Don't miss to receive the art world's most entertaining newsletter - every Thursday.
Subscribe
Sign up for the newsletter and receive updates, invitations and lots of inspiration.
Become a members
Why You Better Know “Gallerygirl” aka the Queen of Middle East
Her heart floats in the air somewhere between Beirut and Yerevan...
Fempire 14 Nov 2018

Art writer, curator and editor, London

Lizzy Vartanian Collier — aka Gallery Girl — is a writer and curator based in London, specialising in contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa. Her work has been published by Canvas, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Hyperallergic, After Nyne, the Guardian, Ibraaz, Jdeed, EVN Report and Suitcase along with many other publications. Her recent exhibition ‘Perpetual Movement’, which took place during Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival 2018, was featured broadly in the media and also had a second stop in Armenia.
We caught up with Gallery Girl for an in-depth fix on all things Middle East… Plus, she also shares her secrets on Eastern brands, we better don`t miss.
20181114_Lizzy1_theartgorgeous

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
attention is being turned towards festivals, exhibitions and fairs that celebrate non-Western art, and that women continue to be taking control of the future of the global contemporary art scene

Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
less than 10, I hate leaving things unopened

Perfect working outfit…
a long-sleeved mini-dress, platform heels and bling earrings

20181114_Lizzy4_theartgorgeous

Favourite new brand discovery…
Georgian bag designer Kanchaveli

Your everyday online art read is…
Jdeed (jdeedmagazine.com)

Your necessary extravagance is…
Miu Miu sunglasses

20181114_Lizzy5_theartgorgeous

Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
probably something I wouldn’t want to admit to on the internet!

Ultimate secret after long working hours…
hydration

20181114_Lizzy2_theartgorgeous

Favourite collaboration of the art- and fashion world…
when Phoebe Philo put Yves Klein’s blue anthropometry paintings on white dresses during Celine’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection

Favourite hashtag…
#art DUH

On your office table you always have…
too many books, photo albums, post-it notes and boxes of herbal tea

The most arty city is…
Venice

20181114_Lizzy3_theartgorgeous

Who are the best dressed in the art world…
Najd AlTaher, Nina Moaddel and Natasha Arselan

Describe yourself with three emojis…
20181114_Lizzy6_theartgorgeous

Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
I would like to visit Cy Twombly in heaven to talk about his dreamy paintings and Greek and Roman mythology among the clouds

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Nadia Gohar and Evar Hussayni

Instagram: I have two because I’m greedy @gallerygirlldn and @lizzycollier
 

Photos via Lizzy Vartanian Collier 

You May Also Like

The Art News You Missed While Living for the Emmys Red Carpet Looks
The Art News You Missed While Living for the Emmys Red Carpet Looks
Highlighting All Things Self Love With TikTok
Highlighting All Things Self Love With TikTok
Forget Horoscopes - Your Best & Worst Trait Based on Your Art Taste!
Forget Horoscopes - Your Best & Worst Trait Based on Your Art Taste!
The Art News You Missed While You Put Your Alarm On Snooze
The Art News You Missed While You Put Your Alarm On Snooze
The Sex and the City Guide to the Art World
The Sex and the City Guide to the Art World
Stacie McCormick Is Working To Raise Thousands For Her Art Community
Stacie McCormick Is Working To Raise Thousands For Her Art Community
Subscribe
Sign up for the newsletter and receive updates, invitations and lots of inspiration.

LATEST JOBS

Upper East Side gallery seeking gallery assistant
Edward Tyler Nahem - New York, USA
Events Associate
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - La Jolla, USA
Communications Advisor
Emily Carr University of Art and Design - Vancouver, Canada
Archivist
Gagosian - Beverly Hills, USA
ALL 165 JOBS