Elliott Burns

Independent Curator

Mid Level
United Kingdom
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About me

independent curator, freelance writer and sometimes a teacher I have a background in exhibition production and gallery administration, recently I have been working for the University of the Arts London delivering a series of exhibition for different departments in my spare time I work on personal and commissioned pieces of writing, including reviews, essays, short stories and academic reports I currently live between London and Mexico City

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  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Public Art
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Presenting
  • Account Management
  • Exhibition Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Creative Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Spanish
  • Art Criticism
  • Photoshop
  • Analogue Photography
  • Creative Writing
  • Art Review
  • Academic Writing
  • Art Administration
  • Exhibit Design
  • Lecturing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design
  • Unlimited productions

    Unlimited productions

    • Events
  • White Cube

    White Cube

    • Arts and Culture
  • Studio Voltaire

    Studio Voltaire

    • Arts and Culture

Work history


Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Exhibition curation and project management for two UAL departments, the Awarding Body and the Teaching and Learning Exchange. Origins 2017 (6th - 10th July 2017) Lost & Found (5th - 31st July 2017) Practices of Enquires (14th - 18th November 2016)


Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of The Arts London (UAL)

Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Part-time graduate teacher for the Culture & Enterprise department at Central Saint Martins. Specifically teaching students from BA and MA Culture, Criticism & Curation courses.


Production Assistant

Unlimited productions

May 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assisting with the production Art Night, a central London arts festival with 11 contemporary art installations taking place over one night.


Project Assistant

Queen Mary University London

May 2016 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assisting the Creativeworks London project team with the review of their two year programme and working on the curation and delivery of their final event, a large scale exhibition and events programme at Kings College London.


Communications Intern

White Cube

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Internship
  • Press department internship involving the re-organisation of White Cube's digital press archives and cataloguing news regarding gallery artists.


Gallery Volunteer

Studio Voltaire

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Internship
  • Internship specialising in assisting the management of Studio Voltaire's artist products, running a large scale open call, working with artists and also general gallery running duties.



UNION Gallery

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Internship
  • Internship involving general gallery management and administrative duties as well as undertaking a large scale re-organisation of Union Gallery's artwork database.


Project Co-ordinator

Black Cube Collective

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Full Time
  • Co-ordinator of the European Commission funded ICT Art Connect project. Involving the management of artist / technologist collaborations, exhibition curation, project management, presenting and report writing.



Culture, Criticism Curation

Central Saint Martins

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015


Fine Painting

Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011