Meet the team

Anna K. Gargarian

Co-Founder, Curator & Executive Director

AnnaAnna 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. In 2014, she co-founded HAYP Pop Up Gallery to promote experimental and participatory exhibition experiences. In 2015, she was curator and commissioner of “Dreamscapes”, the Armenian national exhibit for the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale. From 2016 to 2018, she researched and designed projects on the Creative and Cultural Industries for the AGBU. As Head of Futuring at IN SITU art agency, Anna is interested in building global partnerships for knowledge-sharing in order to contextualize the Armenian art scene within global discourse and markets.


Assistant Curator, Creative Content Developer & Researcher


Hasmik Badoyan has a background in cultural studies and project management from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. Her interest lies in the revitalization of public space and how the liminal space creates unique pockets for creative development. She has worked as project coordinator and manager for various urban studies projects, as well as research assistant and concept developer for several conferences and workshops in Moscow and Nizhni Novgorod. She spent two years in academic and arts publishing at Red Swallow Publishing House prior to coming to Yerevan in 2017 when she joined HAYP Pop Up Gallery as content researcher and co-curator. As Artist Advocate at IN SITU art agency, Hasmik mediates between artists and audiences to co-shape artists’ voices and build meaningful connections between their work and broader global practice.

Charlotte Poulain

Co-Founder & Strategic Consultant

CharlotteCharlotte was born and raised near Paris, France, and has been living in Yerevan since 2015. 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. 

Thank you to our volunteers:

HAYP/ IN SITU was made possible by numerous volunteers who dedicated their time, expertise, energy, and great enthusiasm to keeping the HAYP alive. Special acknowledgements to:

Birthright Armenia and AVC for providing us with quality volunteers!

Among which, warm thanks to:

Melania Arzoomian, Varduhi Kirakosian, Aram Poladian, Alice Moxley, Laure Raffy, Lori Kassabian, Grace Jerejian, Sevane Poulain, Karine Vann, Liana Dashyan, Lilit Markosian, Rachel Nersesian, Sonya Armaghanyan, Oscar Alvarado.