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ELIZABETH ZHIVKOVA

A designer, writer and a creative consultant based in Milan, Italy. Elizabeth earned her M.A. in Design Ma-nagement & Innovation from Istituto Marangoni in Milan after her B.A. degree in Fashion Design in London. She was awarded with Best Design Portfolio Prize in 2013. After an internship at Alexander McQueen, she worked at Interview Magazine and Kiki de Montparnasse in New York. Upon moving to Italy, Elizabeth undertook a training at the Fondazione Biennale di Venezia. A former creative director of 

Berenford, and a founder of the independent journal, Noir Catcher, and the ethical slow-wear label Maison Noir Catcher, Elizabeth is a freelancer and consults 

and writes for several lifestyle brands, Arts organiza-tions, hospitality establishments and publications.

FARAH PIRIYE

An independent curator, art critic and researcher based in London, UK. Farah earned her MA degree in History of Fine and Decorative Arts at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London (2011), later receiving her second MA degree in Curation, Culture, and Criticism at Central Saint Martin’s. Her curatorial practice started at Sotheby's Auction House, where she co-curated 'Unseen Salakhov' exhibition, as well as consulted its Russian Department on regional sales. Later Farah trained at Alon Zakaim Fine Art Gallery; Opera Gallery and curated several shows in the UK. Farah’s writings appear in several art publications and catalogues; and she regularly participates at international cultural symposiums. Farah was invited to co-curate ‘Fragile Frontiers' international group show at YARAT Contemporary Art Space in Baku (2019) with 16 participating artists and 7 site-specific commissions. In February 2020 she curated 'Ashraf Murad/Farkhad Khalilov. The New Verge' exhibition at Gazelli Art House, London.