Anna Gargarian, Curator & Project Manager
Anna Gargarian is the Co-Founder, Curator, and Executive Director of HAYP Pop Up Gallery, Armenia's only pop-up art gallery. Anna was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and currently lives in Yerevan, Armenia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Chemistry from New York University, and a Master’s degree from the Spinelli Institute for Art Restoration in Florence, Italy. Her curatorial experience began with Otto luogo dell’arte, an avant-garde design laboratory in Florence where she collaborated on over fifteen exhibitions, events and special projects in Florence, Paris, Beijing, Zurich, and Milan. Gargarian has consulted as a Curator and Cultural Manager in the arts for projects in cities worldwide, among her clients and collaborators are the Armenian Embassy to Denmark and Norway, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, INVIVIA design studio, and AGBU-Armenia. Since 2014, she has curated and coordinated over 9 exhibitions and 50 events for HAYP Pop Up Gallery in order to encourage experimental and dynamic engagement with the arts. In 2015, she curated and coordinated “Dreamscapes”, Armenia’s national pavilion at the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale. Today she continues her work with HAYP Pop Up gallery and AGBU-Armenia with the aim to make positive social change and encourage international exchange amongst artists.
Charlotte Poulain, Communications & Press Attaché
Charlotte Poulain is a communications and data specialist from Paris, France. Through her work with HAYP Pop Up Gallery and ONEArmenia, Charlotte engages with socially conscious and impactful projects in the fields of community development, agriculture, and technology in Armenia. She holds a Master’s degree from Paris’ School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), with a focus on diplomacy, intercultural management, and public policy making & evaluation. Since the start of HAYP Pop Up Gallery in 2014, Charlotte has been exploring how creative projects create a platform for different perspectives, people, and ideas. Today, Charlotte continues her work with HAYP in parallel to to her work as ONEArmenia's Program & Data Manager.
Hasmik Badoyan, Creative Content Developer & Researcher
Hasmik Badoyan has a background in cultural studies and project management from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. She has worked as project coordinator and manager for different urban studies centres in Moscow and Nizhni Novgorod. She has a particular interest in the revitalization of the public space and how the liminal space creates unique pockets for creative development. She has worked as research assistant and concept developer for several conferences and workshops in Moscow, and Nizhni Novgorod, Russia.
ARLOOPA, Technical partner
ARLOOPA is an Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) app and game development company founded in 2014.
With the help of talented, multi-skilled, experienced programmers and designers the company provides creative and innovative AR/VR-based solutions for educational, cultural, tourism, social, medical and business purposes.
ARLOOPA has already developed more than 25 VR mobile titles and custom-branded AR apps.
Main clients: Coca-Cola, Faberlic, Audi, GSK, WWF, Ministery of culture of Armenia, COAF, UN, Cinema Star, etc.