Ashley Fernandez

Assistant Curator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAdministrator - Event Coordinator - Researcher

Projects

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Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Art Management
  • Art Administration
  • Art Event
  • Event Management
  • Academic Research
  • Gallery Administration
  • Gallery Management
  • Analysis and Research
  • Art Exhibitions

Work history

Currently

Co-curator

Menier Gallery

Feb 2015
  • Freelance
  • Menier Gallery, London, UK - Co-Curator for ‘SHIFT!’ (Feb - June 2015) Acted as co-curator for the group curated exhibtion SHIFT! which worked with over 40 different artists. The role included designing the overall layout and theme of the exhibition for the PV, installation of the multiple works in the display and acting as artist liaison for the entirety of the exhibition.

Currently

Office Manager

Barbican

Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Acting as visual arts department coordinator, events coordinator and exhibitions assistant on the Magnum Photos Now project. Tasks include: • Private View project managing including list, mailing and event night management — leading a small team to act as hosts for PV • Database record keeping • Budget balancing • Departmental scheduling • Exhibitions assisting on Magnum Photos Now events which includes liaising with Magnum photos, organisation of the presentations and speakers, booking of the spaces and ticket sales management • Departmental office coordination • Project assisting • Loan coordination assisting

2016

Art Curator

LEWIS Global Communications

Sep 2015 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked directly with the Lewis PR offices in London, Paris, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Boston coordinating and curating their gallery spaces alongside Chelsea College of Arts. Tasks included: • project managing • budget and finance sorting • international office relations • selecting art works • artist liaising • supervision and management of art staff at each office • physical installation/de-installation

2015

Co-curator

Wimbledon Space

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Freelance
  • Wimbledon Space, London, UK - Co-Curator for ‘Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett from the Jocelyn Herbert Archive at the National Theatre’ (Feb - April 2015) Acted as co-curator for the group curated show which worked with archival material of set and costume designer Jocelyn Herbert. Worked directly with and under the supervision of the National Theatre archive as well as Wimbledon and CHELSEA space. Role included selecting a piece from the archive which represented an individually formed concept, writing a piece for the publication, installation of multiple works for display and acting as part of the group which decided the format and layout of the entire exhibition.

2015

Assistant Curator

Chelsea Space

Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Freelance
  • CHELSEA space, London, UK - Assistant Curator for ‘In Peril on the Sea’ Curated by Clive Phillipot (Dec 2014 - Feb 2015) Acted as a core member of the assistant curatorial team at CHELSEA space for the show ‘In Peril on the Sea’ which was curated by Clive Phillipot. Tasks included working directly under Clive and the team of CHELSEA space during the preparation of the show, installing the exhibition, and creating a graphic designed decal piece for the show.

2013

Office Manager

CSUN Art Galleries

Oct 2010 - Aug 2013
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • Full Time
  • Held managerial and exhibitions officer duties for the gallery’s exhibitions which included: • visual display of exhibitions • assisting with collaborators via email and personal correspondence • budget managing • press • website and social media maintenance • correspondence with the artists • assisting the curators and director • supervising front of house and invigilators

Education

2015

Masters of Art Curation

Chelsea College of the Arts

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master's Degree in Curating and Collections which focused on contemporary art, theory and curatorial technique. Also with a specialisation in collections care.

2014

Master’s Degree IN ART History

Birkbeck University of London

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master's Degree in historical studies with specialisation in Art History with emphasis on 19th and early 20th century British painting.