The art resort of JOALI Maldives will be collaborating with esteemed curator and art consultant, Tatiana Gecmen-Waldek this April, enabling guests to firsthand experience the inspiration and freedom of thought associated with letting go and being creative. Brought up in the romantic capital of Paris, acclaimed art consultant & audio storyteller, Tatiana is considered by many an inspiring pioneer in her field. Aligning with the slogan ‘Experience art instead of seeing art’, she is passionate about fostering innovative collaborations and cultural content that inspires the inner artist in every one of us.
With a global network of connections that includes world-class galleries, collectors, auction houses and artists, Tatiana has worked as an art consultant for several high-end clients. This includes Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Etro, Roger Vivier, Maison Kitsuné, Vhernier, Huawei and ACNE to name a few. As a valued partner for JOALI Maldives, Tatiana is poised to bring an outstanding selection of works by contemporary artists to the resort and will be holding exhibitions, performances, limited editions and permanent installations on the property.
During her island residency from 14th-18th April 2023, JOALI Maldives will partner up with Tatiana to host the Imagi-Nature Art Festival, bringing a blend of art and sustainability to the resort. The innovative project will also feature creative collaborations with famous artists from around the world. Specially designed to appeal to the preferences of adventurers, dreamers and storytellers, Imagi-Nature offers a platform to truly experience art in its glory. Each artwork exhibited is produced to channel the natural beauty of JOALI Maldives while engaging, igniting and surpassing the limits of imagination.
Guests of all ages including little ones are invited to indulge and interact over eco-conscious installations stationed across the pristine island. Stepping up things further, JOALI Maldives will deliver a luminous lineup of events on World Art Day, which falls on April 15th. Additionally, staying equally true to its ethos for sustainability, the resort portrays its commitment to environmental protection and local populations via other projects. This includes actions for World Oceans Day and supporting the well-established Olive Ridley Project for the conservation of sea turtles and their habitats.
These green endeavours will also be closely reflected in each piece of art displayed at JOALI Maldives. However unique each individual piece may be, they will all be united with a commitment to sustainability. As such, many pieces are made using recycled waste, clay or other natural materials, creating and inspiring a sustainable lifestyle in the process.