Oliva Katrandjian is an Armenian-American writer and journalist. Her reporting has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the BBC, PBS, ABC News and Quartz, among other outlets. In 2016, Olivia moved to Luxembourg to write The Ghost Soldier, a historical novel about two Armenian-Americans in the Ghost Army, an artistic deception unit in the Second World War. She is the founder of the International Armenian Literary Alliance (IALA) and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in creative writing at Oxford University.
Ophelia Harutyunyan is an Armenian filmmaker based in New York. Her films have played at major film festivals such as Venice, Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, IDFA, Doc NYC, AFI, Clermont-Ferrand, and Raindance. Red Apples, the short film she wrote and produced, premiered at TIFF and won the Best Narrative Short award at Florida Film Festival. Ophelia has produced Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's feature documentary Citizen K and feature film Crazy, Not Insane for HBO. Most recently, together with Alex Gibney and Suzanne Hillinger, she co-directed and produced the critically acclaimed COVID-19 documentary Totally Under Control. She was a 2020 East-West Resident with Creative Armenia.
Nvard Yerkanian is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Florence, Italy. She is the co-founder and curator of WHY Graphic Design Festival in Florence and co-founder of AJZ space and curatorial art collective. Her works have been published in such magazines as The Guardian, ArchDaily, Designboom, and many more. She is a member of The Association of Illustrators and a co-founding member of Docomomo Armenia. In 2019, she was shortlisted in the World Illustration Award. Nvard was a 2020 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellow.
Diana Markosian is an American-Armenian documentary photographer, writer, and filmmaker. She is known for her photo essays, including Inventing My Father, about her relationship with her father; 1915, about the Armenian genocide; and most recently Santa Barbara, about her family's immigration to the US. Diana takes an intimate approach to her photography and video storytelling, in work that is both conceptual and documentary. Her projects have been featured in National Geographic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.
Nairi Khatchadourian is a Paris-born curator working in the fields of contemporary art, design, and cultural heritage. Based in Yerevan since 2015, she has curated numerous exhibitions in public institutions and independent spaces in Armenia such as Nerka Design Pavilion, UP Design Pavilion, Dilijan Arts Observatory, The Future Thinker, and exhibitions in foreign countries such as Speaking to One Another in Paris and Portable Homelands in Berlin. She is the founding director of the aha collective, with which she is curating a number of art initiatives with local and international artists. She is a 2021 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellow.
Anush Ter-Khachatryan is a writer and the director of programs at Creative Armenia, helping to discover, develop, and produce creative artists for the digital age. She's the co-author and the writer of the comic book Mashtots: A Not-So-True True Story.