Annie Ivanova is a culture game-changer, arts curator, entrepreneur, executive producer, acclaimed author and world adventurer.
In 2011 Annie relocated from Melbourne to Taipei becoming the first and only international curator based in Taiwan.Studio Ivanova is a cultural events and exhibitions based practice, which promote cross-cultural communication, innovation and trade in the creative industries.
She is the acclaimed author of Taiwan by Design, the first comprehensive design book from the Beautiful Island. The phenomenal project took 2.5 years to complete and raised $1,500,000 through crowd-funding in Taiwan.
In 2016, Annie became the first cultural representative to receive the prestigious ANZ Chamber of Commerce Business Award for "outstanding contribution the Australia-Taiwan Relationship". She is also the only businesswoman awarded in 2016.
The scope of her business acumen spans USA, Western Europe and Asia. In 2001 she co-founded and was the executive director of Australia's first media arts agency, representing renowned artists. She worked with some of the world's leading cultural institutions: ZKM, Centre Pompidou, Ars Electronica, Smithsonian, National Palace Museum, ACMI and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
Annie Ivanova holds qualifications in Foreign Affairs & Trade from Monash Graduate School of Business & Economics, and has degrees in Fine Arts and Digital Media. She is a founding member of the Australian-Taiwan Women Entrepreneurs Network of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council.