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Meet the core Team behind the GEMZ Talent Accelerator Programme

Frank Verkade

divides his time between his own artistic practice and those of others, supporting artists through the nebula of skills requisite to a successful art practice. As a part of his Talent Development responsibilities at CO, he co-developed and manages the GEMZ programme.

Marina Elenskaya

is the co-founder and creative director of Current Obsession; she focuses her research on the advancement of critical discourse in the field of contemporary adornment —jewellery, fashion artefacts, AR filters and body modifications— as essential cultural and personal signifiers.