ifa laboratory proposes two types of services and creative solutions to businesses, governments and organisations; cultural strategic relations & creativity and innovation.
Mission: Delivering highly innovative and unique services bridging in meaning ways between cultures, entities and people.
Vision: Challenging the perception of culture and arts within non-creative sectors, making it a tool for innovation and improvement.
Behind ifa laboratory you find a dynamic core team and group of partners with diverse and complementary international experience. ifa laboratory also works with carefully selected independent experts making it possible to provide the best quality of the services on offer.
The group of partners:
Johanna Suo is the managing director of ifa laboratory and likewise a creative entrepreneur passionate about structural development in culture, making art available for a wider audience and bridging civil society and politics through culture. Active in the institutional and associative sectors of the art world for 20 years, she is a member of the think tank European Cultural Parliament and she co-founded their Youth Network, she worked at the Goethe-Institut, at CUMEDIAE and the Swedish Institute. Specialised in cultural strategic relations she is an advocate for the insertion of art and culture in sectors traditionally seen as non-creative. In 2015 she was awarded the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (of the German Marshall Fund of the United States) aiming to reinforce transatlantic relations. Her individual focus was art as crime and conflict prevention, art in international relations and cultural diplomacy. email@example.com
David Laurier is a partner of ifa laboratory and likewise a multitasking entrepreneur and managing director of a/o AppliTek with offices in the US, the Middle East and Asia. AppliTek develops, manufactures, integrates and installs on-line monitoring & analysis devices for use in environmental, industrial & homeland security applications. David is also specialised in economic diplomacy. He is an executive member of the Commission International Relations of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (VBO-FEB), where he previously participated in a work group to define the fundaments of economic diplomacy for ambassadors of Belgium abroad. Moreover David is also a visiting professor at the University of Leuven & at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico where he has given courses on entrepreneurship and embedded sustainability. David holds a Masters of Commerical Sciences and a Master of Business & Managerial Economics from Leuven University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexis Kouzmine –Karavaïeff is a partner of ifa laboratory. After graduating from business school and studying art history in Ecole du Louvre, Alexis established himself in Shanghai in 2003 where he worked for a British corporation. He then decided to dedicate his time to his passion by co-founding a contemporary art gallery in Shanghai. Located in an old textile factory building in M50, the famed art district of Shanghai, and later on in an elegant British house in Jing’An district, ifa gallery became an important place by showcasing some emerging and established artists in the Chinese art scene.
In the fall 2013, Alexis decided to move ifa gallery premises to the heart and capital of Europe, Brussels. Located in the old central district of Marolles, the gallery offers a dynamic programme with its main artists from China and new artists from the region. The gallery exhibits also regularly in art fairs. email@example.com
Fredrik Runnquist is a partner of ifa laboratory and likewise a business angel and art-collector commuting between Stockholm and London. Fredrik is passionate about start-ups and collects Swedish modern art.
Jacques Bolzer is a partner of ifa laboratory and likewise an art loving business school guy and founder of the emerging art gallery TAG bxl. Jacques is working on a daily basis with innovation at EDF.