WHO IS MR Z
If I were only an independent Journalist with a single role, it would be easy.
When that very person runs a design company for over 15+ years in Paris, London, Tokyo, San Francisco and since 2016 in London again, actively working as a creative and highly innovative person who started working as an illustrator at British Vogue, consequently moved to Paris to collaborate with Vogue France, Libération and dozens of other international magazines, fashion and luxury houses such as LVMH, Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent and Cartier, eventually becoming a Fashion Photographer in New York at Harper’s Bazaar USA, a New Media Designer in San Francisco, an Art Director and Curator in Japan at Issey Miyake, years later an Art Editor and Creative Director in New York at Ubikwist magazine, a Creative Director and Brand Creator in 2016, in London, at London Advertising for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, producing online videos of Isabelle Huppert, Morgan Freeman and Lucie Liu, a Contributing Artist and Photographer at Assouline Publishing USA, a Contributing Artist and Curator at Cartier for the "Panthère" travelling exhibition, a Filmmaker in documentaries, and an Art Critic in contemporary art between London, Paris and Marrakesh …. well, the story gets slightly more complex.
Roles are juxtaposed, but isn’t that the point when you work in visual arts?
Now, here is the official release:
Having spent over 20 years in Paris, Zoltan Alexander, Founder of ZOLTAN+MEDIA, returned to London in 2016, for an assignment.
He is an independent, multidisciplinary Art and Cultural Editor, Art Director and Creative Director. He demonstrates a true, proactive, result-driven, innovative and passionate attitude, delivering a unique solution in publishing, branding, contemporary art and design, and supplies fully integrated creative services, creative direction, art direction and journalism.
PUBLISHING & FASHION
Zoltan Alexander collaborates with magazines to set the publication's general theme and core style, create stunning layouts and provide editorial content.
He has extensively worked with Condé Nast, British Vogue, Vogue France, Libération (France), Citizen K International (France), Donna (Italy), Interview (USA), Hearst Corporation at Harper’s Bazaar (USA), Ubikwist (USA), Edge and Ryuko Tsushin (Japan), and in the fashion and luxury industry with LVMH, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Cartier, Comité Montaigne, Issey Miyake in Japan, Assouline Publishing in New York and Christian de Portzamparc in France.
ART & CULTURE
Zoltan Alexander writes articles and conducts interviews for art and culture columns. As a Culture Editor and Art Critic, he scours the world for the very best in contemporary art and photography. He regularly meets with established and emerging artists, photographers, actors and designers to feature their work and to cover exhibitions and international art fairs.
He frequently reports on Frieze London, Photo London, PAD, Thaddaeus Ropac, White Cube, Houghton Hall, Tate Modern, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London/Marrakesh, Paris Photo, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Venice Biennale and Bourse de Commerce/Pinault Collection.
As an Independent Curator, he collaborated with SFMOMA in San Francisco on their "75th Anniversary" exhibition, and recently, as a Contributing Editor, he worked with Cartier (France) on the “Jeanne Toussains / Panthère” exhibition and with Assouline Publishing (USA), on the “Cartier-Panthère” and “Marrakesh” books.
BRANDING & NEW MEDIA
Zoltan Alexander has a demonstrated history of working in Branding, Advertising, New Media Design and Web Design. He has a strong ability to produce creative, visual and written content. He is a conceptual and critical thinker, and his expertise is often sought out to establish new, ground-breaking projects for publications, fashion and luxury brands and advertising agencies.
As a Creative Director, he recently completed a digital campaign for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group with London Advertising, producing online films starring Lucy Liu, Isabelle Huppert and Morgan Freeman.
Filmmaking is a +
Zoltan Alexander also produces 15”-30” online videos, design and promo films and art-related documentaries for social media content, digital displays and large-scale LED wall displays.
Following his recent collaboration with renowned British artist Anish Kapoor and Lisson Gallery in 2021, he is currently developing a series of feature documentaries on contemporary art including Kapoor’s current exhibition at the Galleria dell’Accademia and Palazzo Manfrin, at the Venice Biennale Arte 2022.