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Georgia Griffiths

Group Fair Director, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco & Shanghai

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Skills

  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Business Development
  • Client Services
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Organisation
  • Public Exhibitions
  • Client Management
  • Creative Thinking
  • Relationship Management
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Operations Support
  • Art Fairs

Work history

Currently

Group Fair Director

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai & San Francisco

Mar 2017
  • Full Time
  • Overseeing the successful delivery of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai & PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco. Responsible for brand strategy, gallery income for both fair destinations, international VIP and Collector outreach as well as Public Programming in Shanghai including installations, talks, commissions and exhibitions.

2017

Group Fair Manager

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai & San Francisco

Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Full Time
  • Overseeing the successful delivery of PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai and launching PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco. Role focuses on recruitment of galleries to both fair destinations, international VIP and Collector outreach as well as brand strategy.

2016

Art Fair Manager

Art Fairs London Ltd

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Full Time
  • • Managing all fair departments on a day to day basis for the Fair Director • Sales to galleries across all sections. Specifically focused on the London First and Emerge sections of the Fair as well as Latin America, Africa and Australia • Management of Public Programme including commissions, large-scale Projects, talks and all government funding applications • Organising not-for-profit platform for UK based and international institutions • Launching new artistic commissions at Fair e.g digital art commission • Initiating partnership and sponsorship opportunities e.g Childrens Education Programme • Researching and implementing new processes for the fair e.g online application systems • Strategizing and managing exhibitor application & communication tools (printed & online) • Research into new international emerging markets • Working closely with operations and contractors prior to and onsite at the Fair • Experience of handling budgets for Fair, Arts Council Funding and invoicing • Fair representative to Young Patron groups and young collectors – organising specialised programme of events for Young Patron groups • Creating database systems for VIP and exhibitor data management • Managing Art15 Instagram and Twitter accounts (since April 2014) • Extensive travel representing the Fair at UK and International art fairs as well as gallery openings. In the last year representing Fair/selling at SP Arte, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Art Basel HK, Melbourne Art Fair, Art International Istanbul, FIAC, Unseen Amsterdam, Frieze etc.

2016

International Gallery Development Manager

Art Central Hong Kong

Sep 2014 - Feb 2016
  • Full Time
  • International gallery sales for Art Central Hong Kong, the new contemporary art fair which launched in March 2015.

2014

Gallery Liaison Manager

Art Fairs London Ltd

Dec 2011 - Dec 2014
  • Full Time
  • • Sales to galleries on the London First and Emerge sections of the Fair • Organising not-for-profit platform for UK based and international institutions • Initiating partnership and sponsorship opportunities e.g Childrens Education Programme • Researching and implementing new processes for the fair e.g online application systems • Strategizing and managing exhibitor application & communication tools (printed & online) • Research into new international emerging markets • Working closely with operations and contractors prior to and onsite at the Fair • Creating database systems for VIP and exhibitor data management • Managing Art15 Instagram and Twitter accounts (since April 2014) • Extensive travel representing the Fair at UK and International art fairs as well as gallery openings. In the last year representing Fair/selling at SP Arte, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Art Basel HK, Melbourne Art Fair, Art International Istanbul, FIAC, Unseen Amsterdam, Frieze etc. Secondment: Art Central Hong Kong 2015 (Gallery Hall Manager) Secondment: Art International Istanbul 2014 (Gallery Hall and Operations Manager) Secondment: Melbourne Art Fair 2014 (Gallery Hall Manager and VIP Relations) Secondment: Hong Kong International Art Fair 2012 (Gallery Hall Manager) – now Art Basel HK

2011

Fair Assistant

The Other Art Fair

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Internship
  • • Liaising and managing artists prior to Fair and onsite • Liaising with all partners (Art Fund, Polaroid) • Uploading and maintaining website for selection processes • Maintaining social media throughout duration of the Fair • General assistance to Fair Director

Education

2011

History of First Class

University of Leeds

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
  • First Class Honours

Awards

2011

Anthony Hughes Dissertation Prize

University of Leeds

  • University of Leeds dissertation prize for: 'The Multiplicity of Meaning in Rachel Whiteread's Mahnmal f