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May 31, 2019

Portfolio Tutorial – Artist Critique – Panel Discussion

A project by IN SITU in collaboration with the Goethe-Centre Yerevan for the Armenia Art Fair’s Art Week

In the framework of the Armenia Art Fair’s “Art Week”, IN SITU and Goethe-Centre Yerevan present “Preparing yourself for today’s Art Market” (facebook event here), an event geared towards artists and their professional development. The day begins with a Portfolio Tutorial by art critic and curator Irena Popiashvili, continues with a Portfolio Critique session lead by Irena and Olaf Nicolai, conceptual artist and professor, and ends in a panel discussion with Irena, Olaf and HAYP/IN SITU co-founder Anna Gargarian. 

Scroll down for full program. More details on each event below.


ART week- Portofolio

*Participation by registration only, sign-up information below.

IN SITU, an art agency centered around developing artists’ careers and the latest development from HAYP Pop Up Gallery, invites artists for a full day of expert council, feedback and discussion on how to position yourself within the art market. Artists will learn about how to build your portfolio in a tutorial by Irina Popiashvili, founder of Tbilisi’s Kunsthalle and Dean at the Visual Art, Architecture and Design School (VAADS) at the Free University of Tbilisi. The Portfolio Building presentation will be followed by a spit-fire round of one-on-one Portfolio Critiques by both Irina, and internationally renowned conceptual artist and professor at Munich’s Art Academy as well mentor of the BPA // Berlin program for artists, Olaf Nicolai.


Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed and critiqued by two of the most respected creative minds in the current Art scene, while also gaining insight on the current demands and state of the Art Market. Time and space are limited. A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected.

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Priority will be given to those who apply early
  • Preparedness of the application (Have you followed our instructions? Have you put time into preparing your submission packet?)
  • Relevance of the portfolio (please only submit contemporary art portfolios, we are not providing feedback on architecture/design portfolios)
  • Quality of the artworks

Practical Info:

When: May 31, from 14:00 – 17:00
Where: 5 Saryan Street
How to apply: Sign-up via our google form here.
Application deadline: May 28, 2019 at 17:00 (Armenia time)
Contact:, email subject “Portfolio Preparation & Critique”
Facebook event: “Preparing yourself for today’s Art Market”



ART week- Panel

*This event is open to the public, limited seating available come early to save your spot. 

Following the Portfolio Critique session, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Anna Gargarian, Founder & Director at HAYP/IN SITU, in conversation with Olaf Nicolai and Irina Popiashvili. The panel will address the current state of the Market, its changing players, and the challenges and strategies for contextualizing new localities within the global market.



14:00 – 14:45 “How to build your Portfolio” (for artists)
a tutorial and presentation by Irina Popiashvili (VAADS)
*open to the public

14:45 – 15:00 Q&A

15:00 – 17:00 Portfolio Critique (for artists)
with Irina Popiashvili (VAADS) & Nicolai Olaf (Munich Art Academy/BPA).
*by registration only (sign up here)

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 18:15 Panel Discussion:
“Rethinking the Art Market – How a changing and globalized market is spawning new models for exhibition, collaboration, and sustainability”. Moderated by Anna Gargarian, in conversation with Irina Popiashvili and Olaf Nicolai.
*open to the public

18:15 – 18:30 Q&A