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Hortense Hinsinger

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAssistant Curator - Assistant Art Director - Personal Assistant

About me

French graduate with double MA - Art history and Cultural Heritage - with expertise in research, art direction and project management looking for a Gallery Assistant position.

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Work history

2017

Gallery Manager

Howard Griffin Gallery

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Performed day-to-day maintenance: opening and closing, ordering supplies materials requested by artists, phone enquiries, inventory • Providing all around assistance and ensuring the smooth running of the gallery • Organising equipment hire and ensuring correct installation of the artwork • Arranging transportation of artworks to and from the gallery, both nationally and internationally • Database maintenance: Organized and maintained gallery files and contacts • General administration, budgeting, finance and accounts • Sales assitant : compiling artwork selection to present it to the clients, create quotes and invoices, chasing payments. • Painting conservation and restoration • Researched, set and achieved gallery key objectives and goals along with the director. • Gallery’s director personal assistant • Hiring and training of intern • Project Management in the context of Thierry Noir, biggest mural in the UK (Acton, London).

2017

Project Officer in Contemporary Arts

County Council of Loire-Atlantique

Feb 2017 - Jul 2017
  • Nantes, France
  • Internship
  • • Creation of cultural mediation tools for two departmental exhibitions. • Responsible for explanation of the pieces of art in brochures. • Charged of the exhibition catalogues research and writing. • Contribution to the development and execution of the public policy on contemporary art (help for young artists thanks to the organization of a competition).

2017

Gallery Assistant

Howard Griffin Gallery

Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Gallery guide and salesperson. • Maintained the Gallery Database. • Learned how to ship safely the artworks (packaging, organize pick up if necessary and sending) • Work on Mehdi Ghadyanloo Spaces of Hope exhibition (set up, installation, logistics and guest list management).

2015

Gallery guide

FRAC

Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • Nantes, France
  • Freelance
  • Public reception, guided tour and cultural mediation of the FRAC’s exhibition named “Ouverture pour inventaire” (“Opening for inventory”).

2013

Gallery Assistant

Galerie Christian Berst

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
  • Paris, France
  • Internship
  • Involved in design and hanging of exhibition, gallery guide and salesperson, event organisation and responsibility for the gallery database.

Education

2016

MA in Culurale Heritage

University Of Nantes

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Nantes, France
  • This MA prepares students to be able to manage a cultural project both technically and financially by focusing on the expectations of the publics. Professional section (6 months of internship at the County Council of Loire-Atlantique).

2015

MA in Art History

University of Nantes

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Nantes, France
  • Research paper concerned Raw Art collection. Research paper title: “La collection de Bruno Decharme: une collection au service de l’art brut” (“Bruno Decharme’s collection: a collection at the service of Raw Art”).

2014

BA degree in Art Hirstory

University of Nantes

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Nantes, France
  • This degree covers all the arts (graphics arts, sculpture and architecture) from all periods (old, medieval, Renaissance, modern, contemporary) and all point of view (aesthetic, historical, cultural and sociological). The classes are based on a strong methodology (iconographic techniques, analysis of textual sources, stylistic and formal analysis).