Co-curator, Public Programme Team Leader, Live Event Manager, Fundraising Advisor MA Curating Contemporary Art graduation exhibition No one lives here • Co-curated the graduate exhibition focusing on contemporary art in the digital age. • Responsible for the commissioning and fundraising for the largest installation of the exhibition by French artist Neil Beloufa. • Successfully fundraised for a grant from the Institute Francais to fund the project of the above-mentioned artist. • Liaised with the said artist, devised loan agreements with private galleries. • Wrote artwork condition reports, coordinated international and local logistics. • As live event manager, I was responsible for the conception of the evening lecture event, delegating tasks to a team of 4, writing invitations to participants, managing a mailing-list, and hosting the live event.
• Co-organised of the first Speedshow in London – a pop-up internet art show held in a community internet café in Waterloo. • Was responsible for commissioning artists from the US. • Managed communications with council run community centre and dealing with restrictions therein. • Coordinated the opening night event, which included a live Skype performance from the US. • Successfully fundraised for the opening night beverage sponsor (Brooklyn Brewery)
• First point of contact for visitors and clients. • Responsible for online presence, setting up of multiple social media platforms, managing content and updates. • Greeted visitors at reception, handled courier deliveries. • Checked the condition of art works on arrival and dispatch. • Managed contacts and archived exhibition images using Art File archive programme. • Sent private view invitations using Mail Chimp e-mail marketing tool.
• Coordinated the print catalogue for the exhibition and liaised with designers and writers. • Communicated with the venue and organised logistics deliveries. • Contracting artists and suppliers, artist liaison. • Booked travel and accommodation for artists and other participants. • Dealt with grade A listed venue and specialist contractors for installation of works.
• Curated 6 ARTscape project exhibitions. • Commissioned new art works with international artists (Mark Garry (IR), Pierre Labat (FR)). • Communicated with international galleries arranged artists travel. • Arranged logistics and funding through international cultural agencies, such as Goethe Institute, Culture Ireland, Institute Francais and Lithuanian Cultural Ministry. • Wrote press releases and dealt with local and international press, such as artnews, e-flux and Frieze magazine. • Organised exhibition openings, curatorial and artist tours. • Dealt with commercial enquiries and meetings with potential collectors. • Was part of the organising team for the annual auction at Galerija Vartai. • Wrote funding applications for cultural agencies, which included project proposals and budgets. • Produced and managed exhibition budgets for up to £30K.