Hannah Thorne

Director/Curator/ Adminstrator

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Event Manager - Art Director - Creative Director - Managing Director - Agent Manager - Client Services Manager - Marketing Communications Manager

About me

Hannah Thorne is a Peruvian curator and writer. Having lived across various countries in North and Latin America, Hannah grew up in a multicultural environment, inspiring a lifelong interest in social diversity and cultural identity. Her academic and professional background have garnered her multiple skills, including curation, public relations, event planning, campaign management, branding, direct and digital marketing, budget management and client negotiations. Due to her international upbringing, Hannah has the sensitivity and ability to work within different cultures, having already done so in North America, South America and Europe.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Art Direction
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Personal Assistant Duties
  • Customer Acquisition Retention
  • Art Sales
  • Exhibition Coordinating
  • PR Account Management
  • Artists Liaison

Work history

Currently

Director

The Koppel Project

Feb 2016
  • 91-93 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 6QQ, UK
  • Full Time
  • • Responsible for conceiving, proposing and executing projects and events for the gallery; • In charge of the management and efficient running of the gallery; • Managed Social content; • Propose and manage financial budgets; • Draft all contracts and consignments; • Promote the gallery; • Market exhibitions and shows; • Work with gallery artists and develop relationships with new ones; • Create strategic public relations and media plans for the business; • Promote exhibitions and work with individual artists; • Brief staff on technical and artistic matters relating to programming; • Develop client lists; • Grow client database; • Price artwork, organise sales and transportation of artwork; • Curate exhibitions, publish gallery programme and book events.

2017

Content Writer

Lima Social Diary

Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
  • Freelance
  • • Research content; • Conducting interviews with artists, designers and creatives; • Wrote articles for the arts and culture section of the digital magazine.

2016

CRM Manager

Hotel B

Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
  • Freelance
  • • Developed marketing strategies to promote the collection; • Classified and digitally organise the artwork of the collection, including photographic catalogue, artwork description, artist profiles and CV’s; • Organised the transportation and insurance of the artwork; • Trained hotel staff in offering tours of the collection to guests and clients; • Maintained client relationships.

2016

Creative Manager

Maddox Arts

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Brook's Mews, Mayfair, London W1K 4ED, UK
  • Full Time
  • • Developed and nurtured client relationships; • In charge of the management and efficient running of the gallery; • Managed Social content; • Maintained artwork and client database up to date; • Resolved client issues involving insurance appraisals, transportation and art maintenance; • Wrote press releases, artist bios, invoices, contracts and art-fair applications; Marketed gallery shows, artists and events to the press, our social media and database; • Developed and implemented new marketing strategies to promote the growth and success of the business.

2015

Creative Services Intern

Gagosian Gallery

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Organise Gallery catalogue database; • Attend the needs of the Gallery during Frieze and Frieze Masters; • Assist throughout the inauguration of the new Gallery.

2015

Integrated Project Manager

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Full Time
  • • In charge of supporting the participating Mexican artists with all their necessities throughout the duration of the festival; • Serve as a link between the festival organisation and the artists; • Supported the festival’s projects administrator and production managers.

2014

First Assistant Director

Galeria Lucia de la Puente

Dec 2012 - Oct 2014
  • Saenz Peña 206, Distrito de Lima 15063, Peru
  • Full Time
  • • Assisted in administrative functions; • Managed Social content; • Wrote application and proposals for national and international art fair; • Worked as gallery representative during exhibitions, events and art fairs; • Wrote and translated press releases; • Wrote and translated press releases; • Updated artist portfolios, CVs, and website content; • Coordinated sales and transportation of artwork; • Updated mailing-list and artwork databases; • Maintained relationships with gallery artists and clients; • In charge of researching the works of artists selected for international fairs to complete the application process.

2014

Head of Project Management

Wanderings (Art pop up)

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Freelance
  • • Identified and organized investors and contributing participants; • Obtained a venue and organised the transportation and insurance of national and international artwork; • Designed brand logo and created artwork database; • Wrote press releases distributed to contacts in database; • Coordinated the work of nine participating artists including Jennifer Pitchers, Johnatan Molina Arroyo, Jose Vera Matos, Edi Hirose, Jacob Wolff, Carlota and Rosa Crepax, Alberto Borea and William Goldsmiths.

2014

Sales Manager

Y Gallery

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Full Time
  • • Assisted in administrative functions; • Managed Social content; • Assisted the gallery during Pinta Art Fair 2014.

2012

First Assistant Director

Galeria Revolver

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Full Time
  • • Assisted gallery director with administrative work; • Produced gallery texts, press releases, invoices and international art fair applications; • Managed director’s calendar; • Updated artist portfolios, CVs, and website content; • Coordinated gallery openings.

Education

2014

MA in Creative Cultural Entrepreneurship

Goldsmiths College

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Awarded Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa for contemporary art gallery business model.

2010

BA Humanities and Social Sciences (english Literature

University of British Colombia, Vancouver (UBC)

Sep 2004 - Dec 2010
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • University of British Colombia, Vancouver (UBC)

Awards

2014

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

Goldsmiths College

  • Received the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur award for my business model for a sustainable art business. My business model did a comparative analysis of art institutions in the public and private sector, looking at their financial infrastructure and audience outreach.