Schwartz • Wajahat is a partnership between Elizabeth Schwartz LLC and Waqas Wajahat LLC.


ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ  began as a specialist in European Art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Achim Moeller Fine Art.  From 1999 - 2005 she was director of Deitch Projects where she worked closely with emerging and mid-career artists such as Ghada Amer, Kristin Baker, Michael Bevilacqua, Chris Johanson, Brad Kahlhamer, Ryan McGinness, and Shahzia Sikander.  In addition, Elizabeth recommended acquisitions for a major corporate art collection,  managed and catalogued their archive and oversaw all installations. As director of Bortolami Dayan from 2005 - 2008, Elizabeth worked with collectors, advisors and museums on acquisitions. Artists at Bortolami Dayan included Hope Atherton, Daniel Buren, Michel François, Jonathan Meese and Gary Webb. Following her departure from Bortolami, Elizabeth Schwartz has been working independently on collection management projects and specializing in Post-War & Contemporary Art.

Elizabeth Schwartz has a graduate degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. She has been visiting critic at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) and School of Visual Arts (SVA).

WAQAS WAJAHAT serves as an advisor to the estates of Milton Avery, Herbert Ferber, and David Smith. He engages in strategic planning with artists and artists' estates for placement of works and exhibition programing. After studying at the University of Pennsylvania and the Barnes Foundation, Waqas Wajahat went on to gain curatorial experience at the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He currently serves on the board of the Drawing Center and the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami and on advisory committees at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Fundació Gaspar in Barcelona.