Slava Noor with Astrid Lesuisse from Gallery27
Who We Are
Arte & Lusso is an independent publication about Art, Fashion, Luxury Lifestyle and Modern Culture.
We focus on delivering latest news on distinctive personalities and important events in United Arab Emirates and Italy, bringing the most interesting stories to our readers.
We have created this platform out of love for all things beautiful and are happy to support homegrown talent as well as internationally established artists, designers and brands.
The team behind Arte & Lusso is very ambitious and our mission includes the following:
- Supporting the governments of UAE and Italy in promoting Art and Culture
- Contributing to cultural and economic growth of the key cities in UAE and Italy
- Creating a platform both for established and upcoming artists, fashion designers and other creatives
- Sharing the most interesting stories in the fields of Art, Fashion and Luxury
At the heart of our concept is the desire to demonstrate all the limitless possibilities of online media unlike the traditional printed magazines. Our team is dedicated to sharing the latest and most useful tools in creating a strong digital marketing strategy in our Creative Lab section. Gain knowledge from our experts in personal branding, social media marketing, content creation and web designing.
We also help local and international brands to create a strong online presence by offering following services:
- Content creation (photo,video, copywriting)
- Social media consulting and management
- Website creation and management
- Online advertising
- Personal Branding
We are always on the look out for real talent and if you have an interesting story to share so feel free to get in touch! If you love what we do and need help with creating content for your website or social media, simply shoot us an email email@example.com
Arte & Lusso Team
Slava Noor, Founder and Executive Editor of Arte & Lusso
Slava Noor is passionate about various forms of art and believe in its power to inspire people and bridge different cultures. She has created Arte & Lusso in order to promote both local and international talent and help artists, fashion designers and other creatives get the exposure they deserve. she is also passionate about different cuisines and enjoys reviewing restaurants in Dubai and Europe.
Slava can be spotted at major art and fashion events as well as sipping her favorite karak tea or espresso at one of the hidden cafes in Dubai.
Follow her on @SlavaNoor
Dr. Michaela Watrelot, Editor and Art Director
With a Ph.D. in Art History, Michaela Watrelot is an art historian, educator, and published author. Her academic knowledge is complemented by several institutional & research positions, including the Berlin State Museums and the auction house Christie’s. For Arte & Lusso, Michaela will be writing her regular art history essays, and cover exhibition openings, museum visits, artist interviews and cultural events regionally and internationally.
Maie El-Hage, Contributor
Maie El-Hage is an architect and art historian, with a Master of Arts degree in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex in the UK, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the American University of Beirut. She is a Curator and Artist Manager, and currently represents several Arab and European artists. Based in Beirut, Maie teaches Art History courses at the Lebanese American University and the American University of Beirut. She travels and attends conferences and international art shows and exhibitions. Maie is a published author; she writes about topics related to Art History, Architecture, and Contemporary Art Practices.
Follow Maie on @Maie.Art
Marco Fraschetti, Art Curator and Contributor
Born in Italy, he has lived and worked in the Middle East for more than twenty years, contributing to the artistic and cultural growth of this region.
Awarded with the “Art Golden Visa”, the special 10-year visa by “Dubai Culture”, department of Dubai Government.
Artistic director, producer, musician, photographer.
He worked in the Government and in Private Companies as Artistic Director.
Maria Pavel, Artist and Contributor
Maria Pavel is a Romanian visual artist and writer based in Dubai, UAE. Art University graduate, she started her career in Fashion Design and continued in fashion retail as Visual Merchandising Manager but couldn’t resist to come back to her first love: painting! She contributes stories revolving the art scene in UAE and internationally.
The painting style she adopted have multiple sources of inspiration: contemporary feminine archetypes, abstract shapes, vibrant colours moulded by black contouring, cubism,pop art.
Nina Mdivani, Art Curator and Writer
Nina Mdivani is Georgiani-born and New York-based independent curator, writer and researcher. Her academic background covers International Relations and Gender Studies from Tbilisi State University, Mount Holyoke College and, most recently, Museum Studies from City University of New York. Nina’s book, King is Female, published in October 2018 in Berlin by Wienand Verlag explores the lives of three Georgian women artists and is the first publication to investigate questions of the feminine identity in the context of the Eastern European historical, social, and cultural transformation of the last twenty years. As curator and writer Nina is interested in discovering hidden narratives within dominant cultures with focus on minorities and migrations.
You can find out more about her work at ninamdivani.com Instagram @ninamdivani
Sigrid van Roode, Contributor
Sigrid van Roode is a jewellery historian and archaeologist. For her, jewellery is the material expression of values, customs and traditions. She frequently writes articles and blogs and is the author of several books, of which Desert Silver is widely acclaimed by its readers as one of the most accessible introductions to jewellery from the Arab world. She also runs www.bedouinsilver.com
Follow Sigrid on @BedouinSilver
Asif Somji is a personal stylist who advises individuals on new fashion trends and clothing styles to suit their lifestyle and profession. A qualified personal stylsit and image consultant, Asif is based in Dubai and works closely with various luxury brands and local and Italian tailoring experts. You will often catch him at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence attending the popular Pitti Uomo event and also a regular feature at several fashion shows at the Milan Men’s Fashion Week. Asif is also a style blogger and a contributor to several fashion publications and websites. Follow him on @styledindubai
Theophile focuses on covering art and culture related events in France as well as Internationally. He equally enjoys history of art as well as contemporary art in all its shapes and forms. He brings his creativity to Arte8Lusso by discovering the new art events or emerging artists as well as creating captivating visual content.
Aida Dzhanhirova, Contributor
Aida Dzhanhirova is an art critic, supervisor of art and blockchain technology projects, co-author of an educational course on virtual assets under the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, co-author of the Virtual Assets Law 2021 (Ukraine), at the moment she has the position of the expert on NFTs and Metaverse at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris). In the past, she worked as the Director of “Lavra” Municipal Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), Art Director of Kyiv History Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Andrea Leghissa, Contributor
Andrea Leghissa is an italian lighting designer and novelist. In his career he designed many italian and international live shows, specializing in musical theatre. He’s also known for his lighting installations created with the use of the most advanced technologies, with a particular attention to lasers. As writer he’s working on the Metrion novels and writes for magazines in art and environment sections.