Augustina Matuseviciute

Curator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Live Event
  • Design
  • Coordination
  • Event Planning
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Curating
  • Artist Liaison

Work history

2013

Co-curator, Public Programme Team Leader and Live Event Manager

Royal College of Art

Aug 2012 - May 2013
  • 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.

2012

Co-curator, Artist and Venue Liaison

Royal College of Art

Aug 2011 - May 2012
  • • 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)

2011

Gallery Assistant

Laurent Delaye Gallery, London

Aug 2011 - Nov 2011
  • • 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.

2011

Exhibition Curator

Gallery Vartai

Mar 2009 - Apr 2011
  • • 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.

2010

Assistant Curator

Lithuanian Pavilion, Liverpool Biennial

Apr 2010 - Dec 2010
  • • 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.

Education

2013

Curating Conetemporary Art

Royal College of Art

Aug 2011 - May 2013

    2010

    History of Art with Museum Studies

    University of Leeds

    Aug 2006 - May 2010