Francesca Seravalle

Curator, Project Manager, Photo Editor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Critic
  • Editing
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Project Management
  • Talent PR
  • Communications
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Project Manager & Curator

Self Employed

May 2015
  • Independent Project Manager for Book and Exhibition of Photography (Archive of Modern Conflict ; Lorenzo Vitturi; James Pfaff etc …) – London (UK) Project and Production Manager for books, website, exhibitions. Managing time and resources, delivery, insurance, price negotiation, Production supervisor. Condition reporting. Promotion of books and exhibitions. Funds manager. Format Paul Hill Award Winner with the personal curatorial project “Until Proven Otherwise” Format Festival 2015, Project Manager and Curator for Dalston Anatomy book and exhibition (CNA – Luxembourg; Contact Toronto Photography Festival; Hyères Festival of Photography; The Photographers’ Gallery – London; IMA Gallery – Tokyo; Foam Museum – Amsterdam; Unseen Photo Fair 2013; Flowers Gallery Fishbar – London; V&A Museum – London, New York Art Book Fair 2013)

Currently

Independent Photography Consultant

Kesselskramer

Aug 2010
  • Independent photography consultant for Erik Kessels – London (UK) Research of new artists, photos and collections; development of specific research subjects; set up supervisor; text contributor Shining in Absence AMC, March 2015) Mother Nature (RVB); Les Rencontres d’Arles 2011-13 ELSE#4 - Musée Elysée de Lausanne; Festival Images – Vevey 2013; Format Festival - Derby; That Don't be Scared to Make Mistakes ;Forced Errors - Dare to Make Mistakes; Get It Louder - Beijing and Shanghai; Graphic Design Worlds

2013

International Account Manager

Superstock London

Jun 2012 - Dec 2013
  • International account manager SuperStock (Photo Agency) – London (UK) Country sales manager for Italy, France and French-speaking. Research of new clients and partnerships; Monthly sales reports writing; Contract drafting Clients: Publishing companies, magazines and advertising agencies - Photographic pitching for magazines and cultural and corporate projects - Photo captioning and archiving - Social media management (website, newsletter, facebook and twitter) SELLING SKILLS - Price negotiation and agreement with existing clients - Research of new clients and partnerships - Monthly sales reports writing - Contract drafting

2011

Junior Producer

Camilla Invernizzi Photography for Magnum Photos and VII Agency

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
  • Milan – IT Junior producer of photographic projects for the editorial, cultural and corporate markets. Coordinator for travelling exhibits and projects. Photographic event manager. Funds manager “L'Italia e gli italiani. Nell'obiettivo dei fotografi Magnum” (exhibition and book) “Blanco, Visions of Blindness / Stefano De Luigi” (exhibition, book and multimedia) “The History of Denim - rock star in jeans” (exhibition) “I Still Do - Exhibition about Alzheimer” (exhibition)

2009

Assistant Producer

Fotografia: Festival Internazionale DI Roma, Zoneattive Rome (palazzo Delle Esposizioni

Sep 2009 - Oct 2009
  • Rome - IT Assistant producer for exhibitions and catalogue; lecture and portfolio review coordinator; Social media management PHOTO EDITING, ARCHIVING AND PRODUCTION SKILLS - Project manager for photographic books and project - PR promotion for books and exhibitions - Content and Photo Independent Researcher - Assignment management (shooting schedules, authorizations and model releases) - Proof, color correcting and print production processes supervising - Photo and text editing for magazines, editorial features, books, catalogues and exhibitions - Photographic pitching for magazines and cultural and corporate projects - Photo captioning and archiving - Social media management (website, newsletter, facebook and twitter) SELLING SKILLS - Price negotiation and agreement with existing clients - Research of new clients and partnerships - Monthly sales reports writing - Contract drafting

2008

Assistant Producer for Exhibitions

Biennale Internazionale Della Fotografia Foto&photo 2008 Admira

Dec 2007 - Dec 2008
  • Assistant producer for exhibitions for Biennale Internazionale della Fotografia Foto&Photo 2008 – Admira (Enrica Viganò), Milan – IT Assistant producer for the Festival and relative catalogue and assistant exhibitions. Photographic event manager. Funds assistant manager. Other projects coordinated: “Robert Frank, a foreign look”(exhibition) “Duane Michals 50” (exhibition and book)

2007

Assisting Exhibitions’ set up & Picture

Magnum Photos Paris

Mar 2007 - Nov 2007
  • Magnum Photos - Paris 19 Rue Hegesippe Moreau 75018 Paris 04/2007 - 11/2007 Leonardo Da Vinci Scholarship Degree Subject: Exhibition assistant and cultural department assistant Grade: A (Expected) Main subject areas studied, including project work: After won a Scholarship with two exams (language and oral) I personally contacted Magnum Photos for proposing the internship. Duties: Assisting exhibitions’ set up and picture editing for the catalogues and for the exhibitions (Parr, Pinkassov, De Keyzer. . . ). Archiving. Picture Editoring. Checking the condition report. Creating dossiers and photographers’ catalogues for the exhibitions’ presentations. Assisting Magnum photographers for the photo editing of their work.

2007

Cultural & Archives Department Assistant

Magnum Photos Paris

Mar 2007 - Oct 2007
  • Cultural and archives department assistant Magnum Photos – Paris Work experience supported by the Leonardo da Vinci scholarship Archivist; photo editor assistant; exhibition assistant; editorial assistant for pitches (cultural and editorial projects) Newsletter “L'image d'après” Magnum Photos collective exhibition: Abbas, d’Agata, Gilden, Gruyaert, Peress, Pinkhassov, Power, Soth, Wylie, Zachmann “Assorted Cocktail” Martin Parr (exhibition) “Josef Koudelka” (book) Antoine D’Agata (catalogue for the Tokyo exhibition) “Trinity” Carl De Keyzer (exhibition) Guéorguy Pinkassov (editing)

2007

Archivist & Exhibition Assistant

Galerie John Phillips Annamaria Borletti CRAF

Aug 2006 - Mar 2007
  • Centro di Ricerca e d’Archiviazione Fotografica, Lestans (Pn) – IT Archivist for the photographic collection of Lanfranco Colombo; Exhibition assistant "La valigia di Colombo" (exhibition and book)

Education

2015

Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Section: Contemporary Art

University of Venice Ca’ Foscari

Oct 1998 - Oct 2015
  • Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Dorsoduro 3246 - 30123 Venice (IT) 10/1998 - 07/2005 Master (MA) Degree Subject: Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Heritage. / Section: Contemporary Art Grade: first-class honor (Expected) Main subject areas studied, including project work: History of Art (Medieval, Modern, Contemporary), Sociology of Art, History of Fashion applied to History of Art, Photography, History, Philosophy, Latin (Literature/Culture), Italian Literature, Archeology, English Language, French Language. . . My project work was about the cultural influence of the first European gallery dedicated to the Photography (Galleria il Diaframma). I collected all the materials working with the owner of the Gallery for the Guggenheim Exhibition in Venice (dic 2005).

2003

History of Art

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre LA Defense

Aug 2002 - Aug 2003
  • 200 avenue de la République, 92001 Nanterre cedex Paris (FR) Erasmus Degree Subject: History of Art Grade: 20/20 A (Expected) Main subject areas studied, including project work: History of Modern Art, History of Contemporary Art, Sociology of Art, Critic of Art, Museography, Museology, Contemporary History, Methodology of Historical and Artistic Research, French (Language and Literature), History of Graphic . . . 18 exams (oral and written). Some of my thesis: "The women in Lautrec Painting", "The walking man in Giacometti", "The cinematographic representation of the Spain War", "Eva Hesse at the Centre Pompidou". . .