Diego Javier Aboal

Studio Maintenance Technician/Art Handler

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About me

 

• Bi-lingual, Technical Arts professional and mature Fine Art graduate from the University of East London. • Experienced in a vast range of art production techniques, skills and procedures, and notable experience as a practicing / exhibiting artist. • A passionate and highly organised individual, always keen to learn and execute new skills, highly responsible and thrives working in a team environment as well as independently.

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Fine Art
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Live Event
  • Music Event
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Sewing
  • Creative Direction
  • Event Organisation

Work history

Currently

Studio & Art Technician

Heatherwick Studio

Mar 2014
  • As one of the key Technicians for Heatherwick Studio, my duties include technical and practical care, maintenance and general management of the buildings, spaces and objects (including various artwork pieces, maquettes, tools and machinery). I am also responsible for ensuring statutory Health & Safety and Environmental standards are met through routine inspections and administration. I also oversee any additional ad hoc requirements, such as installation & removal of pieces, repairs and improvements. As Heatherwick has grown as a business during my time, I have overseen the above roles as the company has acquired and opened two additional buildings in the last year. Installation Technician (Inside Heatherwick Studio 2015) During the summer of 2015, I was assistant to the exhibition manager and coordinator in "Inside Heatherwick Studio"?. In partnership with the British Council, the exhibition is a retrospective of Thomas Heatherwick work. It's touring Asia until the end of this year and I was involved in the installing and deinstalling of the exhibition in Beijing and Honk Kong.

2014

Artist Surfaces Technician

John Jones London

Feb 2012 - Apr 2014
  • My responsibilities within the Artist Surfaces Department are predominantly within the production of bespoke canvases and stretcher bars for practising artists. This includes selecting the ready-moulded bars based on the clients’ brief, cutting them to size, and manufacturing the desired surfaces; All while maintain a strict eye on quality control throughout the whole process. Other duties include stretching bespoke canvases, restretching paintings, priming, artwork handling and storage, processing online orders and packing.

2012

Art Technician

Cadogan Tate Fine Art

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012
  • Casual Art Technician. Transportation of artworks and storage were my main responsibilities. An induction to art handling and storage to a museum standards was given by the company.

2011

Sales Associate

H&M

Feb 2005 - Sep 2011
  • • One-to-One Customer Service and Personal Shopping. • Cash Administration and till-point operations. • Visual merchandising. • General ad hoc store duties. • Designated staff member assigned to assist in the launch of new stores around London.

2010

Gallery Assistant

Sprovieri/ampika P3

Mar 2010 - Jun 2010
  • General assistant role for the installation, production and duration of the Jannis Kounellis Spring / Summer exhibition in Marylebone. My duties included assisting in the curation and installation, administration, customer service and sales advisor throughout the exhibition, and general ad hoc duties.

2005

Sales Consultant

GAP

May 2003 - Feb 2005
  • • Supervision and management of stock levels on the shop floor and in the stock room. • General Customer Service. • Cash administration and till-point operations. • Assisting with visual merchandising team. • General ad hoc store and stockroom duties.

Education

2010

Bachelor of Arts (BA

University of East London

Mar 2007 - Jun 2010
  • Key Modules studied, • Art and the Unconscious. • Contemporary Practice. • Painting/Printmaking. • Sculpture and Installation. • Photography.

2007

Arts Design Foundation

City Lit Collge

Jan 2006 - Mar 2007
  • A foundation degree course which covered six main subjects: Painting, Sculpture, Visual Communications, Ceramics, Textiles and Video. I went on to specialise in Painting, in which I secured a Pass after a successful final degree installation show.