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With over 20 years experience, she has served in many roles across the industry: head of the art fund, Artemis; founder and head of the art advisory department of J. Henry Schröder Bank; and senior manager of the paintings department at Sotheby’s Geneva. Elizabeth also regularly collaborates, and occasionally curates, exhibitions and special art events.
In 1999, she dreamed of bringing art out of the closed spaces that galleries are and making it accessible to a much larger public without necessarily jeopardizing artistic quality and integrity. She was one of the co-founders of Eyestorm – an online gallery allowing a whole new audience to access artistic content for the first time. Since then, she focused on fostering and highlighting innovative ways of displaying art.
In 2007 she also published the book Adam au Chromaland which is a cartoon that integrates artworks in its story.
In 2006, she founded ikono, the new and innovative space of display and broadcasting media for visual arts. The first step to create this space was to launch ikono’s first television channel, ikonoTV, through the European satellite Astra. A year later, it was replaced by ikono’s second television channel, ikonoMenasa, broadcasting via Arabsat, Etisalat and du in the Middle-East and North African regions. End of 2011, ikono’s third television channel, ikonoTV Germany, started broadcasting through Entertain the television offer by Deutsche Telekom. Working with art historians, curators, and cameramen, as well as directly with artists and art institutions, Elizabeth Markevitch, through ikono, strives to offer a most diverse and complementary artistic offer to the television audience but also added information and interactivity through the web portal ikono.org.
In 2009, she was made honorary president of the Meld art collective with the goal of using art to make the public aware of the dangers incurred by the earth. The group is calling on artists and scientists to produce awareness events (films, events around a mobile structure…).