Bindi Vora

Project Manager / Curator / Programmer

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About me

 

Project Management / Programming / Curation I have over five years experience of working in the contemporary visual arts both in the UK and internationally as a project manager and programmer. My key skills lie in leading and managing all aspects of complex creative projects and programmes that support new and established talent and engage diverse audiences often within challenging time and budgetary constraints. I am adept at handling multiple projects and tasks and ensuring they meet key business and creative objectives. I am a confident communicator with highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to persuade and convince at all levels.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Presenting
  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Lightroom
  • Curator
  • Social Media/marketing Pr/creative Concept/design/digital

Work history

Currently

Project Manager

The Photographers’ Gallery

Sep 2014
  • Full Time
  • Key duties include conceiving and managing new initiatives to support the core programme, curating major offsite and international presentations, developing digital content for the gallery’s social media. Identifying and cultivating key partners and sponsors to support projects and gallery activities. High-level networking to cultivate new supporters and business opportunities, leading on design and visual identities to create cohesive marketing campaigns. Highlights include: Work, Rest & Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today Co-curator and project manager of the first touring exhibition solely devoted to British photography in China which included 38 artists. The exhibition has successfully toured to four venues in China, produced as part of the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange. Family Photography Now Digital & creative lead on unique social media participation in collaboration with Thames & Hudson. Successfully pitched and negotiated media partnership with Guardian Weekend. Identification of high profile figures in the arts, public and literary sector to contribute to the project including Mary McCartney, Martin Parr, The Pool UK and UNICEF. Punk London Curator of a yearlong series of exhibitions and events in collaboration with the Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries team, both in the Gallery and at specific offsite venues, as part of ‘40 Years of Punk’ campaign. Negotiation of support from key stakeholders in support of programmes amounting to £10,000 in monetary and in-kind. Exhibition included work of cross-disciplinary artists. Programming highlights include: • The commissioning of an exclusive gig from The Raincoats, book-signings and film screenings. • ‘In Your Face’ - curator of offsite collaboration with Liberty London on a series of nine window exhibition featuring iconic punk portraits . • Swagger & Spit - curator of a series of two collaborations with Sonos Studios looking at the musical icons of the punk era.

Currently

Assistant to Director

The Photographers’ Gallery

Jul 2013
  • Full Time

Currently

Photographic Artist

Self-employed

Jan 2008
  • Freelance
  • ABOUT Bindi Vora is a contemporary photographic artist. Her practice utilizes various analogue processes, often taking inspiration from her everyday surroundings, which include her personal archive. Bindi’s work teases out subtle marks and pigments within the materials she uses, such as negatives and photographic paper; the results often create vast spaces of color, light and subtle detail that contemplate ideas of perception and representation of the photographic print. In 2013, Bindi graduated from University of Westminster with a BA in Photographic Arts. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in the United Kingdom and across Europe; has been published in PYLOT Magazine, Capricious Magazine as well as appearing on various websites including The Photographers’ Gallery, Troika Editions, Paper Journal and For Example; being named as one to watch by Art Fetch. She published her first photographic book In the blue light we failed. in 2014 which has been recently acquired by The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s University, London, Indie Photobook Library, New York, The Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens amongst others. In addition, she is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster on the BA Photography course. She lives and works in London.

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Visiting Module Lecturer

University of Westminster

Sep 2014
  • Freelance
  • Invited to join the faculty as a visiting lecturer after successfully completing BA Photographic Arts course in 2013. Key duties involve the delivery of illustrated lectures on contemporary photographic practice using examples of key themes within the visual arts and ways in which to communicate effectively through photographic based visual media. Lead on technical classes within the darkroom, as well as develop student’s critical and reflective engagement with their work. Modules include Basic Photographic Pracitce, Professional Futures and Photography in Context (Exhibitions and Curation)

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Curation

Freelance

Jan 2012
  • Freelance
  • INDEPENDENT CURATORIAL PROJECTS / COLLABORATIONS ​​2012 - PRESENT With a background in photographic arts and a strong interest in sculpture and the photographic image. I have curated several exhibitions, contributed to a number publications and been invited speak on panels. Undertaking regular visits to artist’s studios as well as building relationships with independent Gallerist’s. Highlights include: Drawing & Photography, Loose Associations (Publication), 2016 Commissioned to contribute to quarterly publication that looks at the reflections on photography and image culture – this particular issue focused on the relationship with Drawing to Photography. My piece looked at the notion of photographic paper as a sculptural tool and the notion surrounding mark making through gesture. The Laying of Hands, 2013 Curator of a group exhibition at a central London Gallery featuring emerging artists that looks at the photographic image as a starting point. The artists included work across multiple disciplines including photography, sculpture and digital art. Organised as part of photomonth East London included a series of seven artists talks and curator led tour of the exhibition Scratch the Surface, 2012 Curator and project manager of exhibition and auction organised in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society featuring nine artists working across photography & sculpture. Responsible for writing the press release and marketing materials to publicise the exhibiton, as well as the coordination of live onsite auction of artists work. Negotiation of support from stakeholders to raise over £5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. FURTHER PROJECTS & ACHIEVEMENTS [CONT.] 2016​​Speaker at Brighton Photo Fringe for Emerging Curators programme 2016​​Panel speaker and contributor to Old Girls Club 2016​​Panel speaker at London Alternative Photography Collective 2016​​Contributor to Loose Associations publication, The Photographers’ Gallery 2016​​Portfolio reviewer as part of Shutter Hub Cambridge 2016​​Judge on Pixel Rights photography competition 2015​​Panel speaker at Material Light exhibition, Belgrade, Serbia 2015​​Contributor to The Story Behind a Photograph, The Photographers’ Gallery 2014​​Contributor to ‘PYLOT’ magazine 2013​​Curator of ‘The Laying of Hands’, 5th Base Gallery, London 2013​​Panel speaker at The Photographers’ Gallery 2012​​Curator of ‘Scratch the Surface’, East Gallery, London 2012​​Curator ‘Wall, Page & Screen’, London Gallery West 2011 – 2013​Course Ambassador, University of Westminster 2009 – Present​Visiting speaker at Hendon School

2013

Competition Coordinator

WESTPHOTO Picture Agency Library

Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
  • Internship
  • Co-Curating the exhibitions, writing the press releases, sponsorship letters and marketing material, liaising with potential sponsors collaborating with the competition, announcing and promoting the prize through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, inviting relevent industry individuals to judge the prize, answering press, competition and sponsorship enquiries, communicating with participating Universities, maintainance of the database through Stockbox, updating the blog. 2012: State of the Nation, University of Westminster, University of Ulster, Edinburgh Napier University and University of Wales, Newport. 2011: Family & The Familiar, University of Westminster and F+F Schüle fur Kunst und Mediedesign Zurich, Switzerland www.westphoto.co.uk www.state-of-the-nation.co.uk

2013

Press & Marketing Assistant

The Photographers’ Gallery

Jul 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Internship
  • Responding to press and image requests, putting together image sheets, carrying out artist research, processing high-resolution images, updating the websites press section, assistance with maintenance of The Photographers’ Gallery website, promotion of the Gallery through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social media platforms. Skills: Confident communicator, ability to use own initiative, ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, meticulous attention to detail, experience of working across various social media platforms, ability to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines

Education

2013

BA(Hons) Photographic Arts

University of Westminster

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

2010

Foundation in Art Design

London College of Fashion

Sep 2009 - Jul 2010