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Halime Özdemir

Visual Arts Manager & Consultant

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduction & Project Manager - Artist - Event Manager

About me

With over 13 years experience working with blue chip galleries, museums and visual arts organisations globally. Excelling in the organisation and management of artwork productions and installations, often with over dimensional and/or multimedia contemporary art pieces, as well as historical works. I have extensive curatorial/ operational experience in the installation and set up in off site locations, public spaces, venues, exhibition stands, often artwork with changing requirements and have a proven track record of project management across multiple platforms, worldwide. This includes the management of high net worth stakeholders and benefactors; staff teams, production/ artist’ and event management as well as implementing communication and marketing strategies, for the purpose of sale, project proposals of arts and media related projects worldwide. I am a highly motivated enthusiastic individual and avid networker, with strong communication skills and the ability to build and uphold strong working relationships with my peers/clientele at all levels. I have a proven track record of developing and delivering initiatives whilst achieving agreed targets in alignment with priorities. I am currently working with Sophia Contemporary Gallery team in London, managing all communications, sales, art fairs, VIP client cultivation and development, as well as Development Manager for the fourth edition of Block Universe, London’s leading International Performance Art Festival. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

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Skills

  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Communications
  • Development
  • Art Exhibitions

Work history

Currently

Development Manager

Block Universe

Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

Sep 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Locations: London, GB/Dublin, IR/Istanbul, TR/New York, US I have a proven track record of exhibition, events, communications and project management across multiple platforms worldwide, of which includes a primary focus on outreach, targeted audience engagement strategies as well as the development management of high net worth stakeholders and benefactors; staff teams, diary management, accounting, production/ artist’ and event management, as well as implementing communication and marketing strategies for the purpose of sale, and project proposals of arts and media related projects worldwide. I have solid experience in the organisation and management of artwork production and installations, often with over dimensional and/or multimedia contemporary art pieces, as well as historical works. With extensive operational experience in the installation and setup of events and exhibitions, in various locations, public spaces, venues, exhibition stands, often with changing requirements. In addition to this, managing RSVP lists, and working with a variety of production, partnership, technical and catering teams, suppliers and third party vendors in the preparation of bespoke events, as well applying for accreditations and permits, licences (TEN) where necessary for between 100-500 individuals, for multiple functions, with varying requirements, at any one time. - Audience Engagement - Development and Strategy - Communications - Hosting and organising dinners/functions and entertaining high net-worth VIPs and stakeholders - Exhibition Management/Installations/events - Artist liaison/artwork productions - Funding/touring placements - Individual giving/networking - Publicity & Marketing - Creative, Design & Technical Consultancy - Talent Casting, Administration & Management - Event Aesthetic Design - Venue Sourcing Contractual/fixed term appointments: Block Universe, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, Phillips Auctioneers, Christie's, Cadogan Tate Fine Art, New York, University of the Arts, Students Union Events Independent special projects: Block Universe, Frieze, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, Dublin Gallery Weekend, Constantine Ltd. Wolf Valley Films, London Turkish Film Festival, Expressarte, BN Magazine, Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, 10th International Istanbul Biennale, “I Pirate My Own Work” Documentary by Chen Chieh-jen.

2018

Sales Associate & Project Development

Sophia Contemporary

Aug 2017 - Aug 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2017

VIP Events Coordinator

Frieze

May 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2017

Public Relations & Development

Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art

Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2017

Property Controller / Auction Exhibition Planning

Phillips Auctioneers Limited

Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2016

Exhibitions & Operations Manager

Gazelli Art House

Jun 2014 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2014

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
  • 5175 Loon op Zand, Netherlands
  • Full Time

2013

Gallery & Collectors Team Account Manager

Constantine Ltd.

Nov 2010 - Nov 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2011

Export Coordinator

Christie's

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2010

Client Manager

Cadogan Tate

Jun 2010 - Oct 2010
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time

2010

Exhibitions & Gallery Services: Exhibitions Project Coordination Assistant

Momart Ltd

May 2008 - Jul 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2006

May 2006 - Oct 2006
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Freelance

2008

Bar & Events Manager

London College Communication

May 2005 - Jul 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Education

2008

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

UAL Camberwell College of Arts

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
  • London, United Kingdom

2005

BTEC National Diploma - Art & Design Foundation

UAL Camberwell College of Arts

Sep 2004 - Jul 2005
  • London, United Kingdom