A Nomadic Art Gallery
Founded in January 2018, The Honey Pump was conceived as a platform to engage established and emerging international contemporary artists in pop-up exhibitions and special curatorial projects.
Our first exhibition, Roadmaps, took place in Yerevan, Armenia in July 2018. The inaugural exhibition featured work by 23 international artists and was curated by The Honey Pump’s founder Suzanne Poghosyan and independent curator, Tereza Davtyan. They produced a catalog for the exhibition detailing how 10 years of revolutionary visual culture within the domestic and diasporan Armenian consciousness was the golden thread through the exhibition. That catalog is available for purchase here.
In September 2019, The Honey Pump will launch an online gallery fully aimed at taking away the mystery and anxiety tied to purchasing art by offering a totally transparent art collecting experience. In its new iteration, the gallery will continue to produce special projects and pop-up exhibitions. We will also work with Trade Professionals to ensure our artists are able to hold sustainable studio practices by finding alternative selling and lending opportunities for them.
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Suzana Poghosyan is a New York-based coordinator and curator specializing in contemporary art. In January of 2018, she founded The Honey Pump (Honey Pump Gallery) as a dynamic platform for nomadic exhibition models. The following summer she produced and co-curated, Roadmaps, an international exhibition in Yerevan, Armenia, featuring work by 23 international artists. Professionally, Poghosyan has worked as a studio manager for Leo Villareal and acted as the production manager for Villareal’s exhibitions with Pace Gallery New York and Pace Gallery Hong Kong. Poghosyan holds a degree in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine and she is currently a Graduate Candidate at New York University’s Visual Arts Administration Program.
Lizzy Vartanian Collier
Lizzy Vartanian Collier is a writer and curator based in London, specializing 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, Tribe 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 in Vogue Arabia and the Art Newspaper, and later traveled to the debut Armenia Art Fair. Lizzy is also the founder of the Gallery Girl. You can follow her work on www.gallerygirl.co and on Instagram @gallerygirlldn and Twitter @lizzycollier