Francesca Budini Gattai

Artist Advisor

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Cultural and artistic sensibility: since childhood my family, well known in Florence for its art philanthropy and collecting worthy works, exposed me to the Arts, developing a cultural sensibility and interest into the Art world. Written and verbal communication skills gained during three months internship at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. Completed tasks ahead of schedules and worked out of own initiative, demonstrating self-motivation during internships at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and Sanne Grundberg, Ltd. Acquired research skills in the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art’s archives i.e. research visual material in digitalized archive for media strategy and knowledge of Chinese Contemporary artists.


  • Event Management
  • Curating
  • Media Relations
  • Art History
  • Art Events
  • Art Promotion
  • Gallery Administration
  • Exhibition Organisation
  • Assistant

Companies I’ve worked with

  • M

    Masterpiece London

    • D

      Deptford X

      • U

        Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

        • J

          JD Malat Gallery

          Work history


          Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • As Vetting Scribe, assisted the Vetting Committee for Chinese Ceramics and Works of art with paperwork and researches. Mastered people skills and initiative in meeting and greeting visitors, answering questions and give directions. First point of contact at the Fair, welcoming visitors to events (i.e. stand talks and conferences in lecture theatre). Gained ability in working under pressure and multitasking while managing information and ticket desk, as well as magazine desk, handing out press packs to visitors. Worked as part of team of ten people, assisted with press registration and organizers in daily tasks during the fair.


          Gallery Assistant

          JD Malat Gallery

          Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Showed self-motivation and ability to work independently or part of six people team: research artists and new prospects buyers; write artist biographies, CV’s; setting up contents for social media. Professional and personable demeanour: liaison with visitors and following up with potential clients' requests. Effectively assisted the Gallery Manager and Deputy Directors in daily tasks (gallery labels, updating diary, bookings, meetings). Efficient organisation of the gallery's premises (offices, storages) as well as coordination during opening receptions and special events.


          Front Desk Receptionist

          Deptford X

          Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Deptford X is a ten-day free festival of contemporary art focused on new work by emerging artists in public spaces. This year's program comprises "Platform 2017" presenting five ambitious new works by 5 emerging artists; "Fringe 2017", a vibrant open program of independent projects; "Special Project by D.A.T.A". Liaise with visitors as needed for all events related information, details, and issues. First point of contact with visitors, answered face-to-face questions.


          English Editor Assistant

          Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

          Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
          • Beijing, China
          • Full Time
          • Developed media strategies (posts and videos) to maximize the gallery’s visibility to a wider and international public on the social media (Instagram and Facebook). Set up and completed projects on my own initiative to strengthen the UCCA’s Instagram page; working alone or as leader of a team and consequently increased the follower’s number from 700 to 10K within three weeks. Worked in a team of 10 to assist with curating four exhibitions, fetching over 100 works of International Contemporary art.



          BA History of Art and Chinese (Distinction)


          Sep 2014
          • London, United Kingdom


          Year Abroad, Chinese Studies

          Beijing Normal University

          Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
          • Beijing, China