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Hervé Mikaeloff

Festival Curator

Hervé Mikaeloff

Independent Art Consultant and Curator, Hervé Mikaeloff currently advises and curates for the LVMH group as well as the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Over the years, he has also supported Sanofi, the Bic Group, various private banks and important private art collectors as their advisor.

The native Frenchman graduated from l’Ecole du Louvre in Paris in 1991, after which he went on to work at La Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art, followed by the renowned gallery Emmanuel Perrotin. He first worked as a curator at the Caisse des depots Art Collection in 1995, where he was in charge of the collection and exhibition program for shows in France, Portugal, USA, Brazil and Japan and Hong Kong.

Since then, he has curated countless group shows and solo exhibitions around the world, amongst which, the Hennessy 250th anniversary project, an exhibition series on the Silk Road, the first exhibition of Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan, and Esprit Dior which showcased the link of the legendary fashion house with artists from 1950’s to Contemporary Women Artists.

In 2011, Mikaeloff was knighted “les insignes de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres” by the French Ministry of Culture and in 2015 was awarded a “Golden Plane” International Award in Baku.