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Ikram Basi

Associate at Impossible Project


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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Salesperson - Assistant Curator


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About me

A recent graduate in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. I have professional experience in direct sales and marketing, as well as events planning and running workshops. My academic interests centre around ideas of representation, identity and interpretation in Italian Renaissance painting and literature. I am a fluent speaker of four languages, with Swedish and Italian among these.


  • Events
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Visual Art
  • New Media Studies
  • Art History and Theory

Work history


Sales Associate

The Impossible Project

Oct 2014
  • Freelance
  • When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, Impossible Project stepped in by buying the last remaining factory, days before it closed down. In 2014 the company opened its first store in London, where I was selected to launch the brand to the UK market. My responsibilities include serving customers, process purchases, and organise workshops and events where I teach customers how to use Polaroid cameras and the various techniques to develop instant film.


Website & Digital Designer

Somali National Television

Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I designed and edited SNTV’s marketing website. Worked alongside our marketing manager regarding the desired look and content of the website, in order to attract as many as advertisers as possible. I have also assisted with camera work on different occasions and edited the footage intended for TV commercial use.


Art Department Assistant


Feb 2012 - May 2013
  • Lund, Sweden
  • Full Time
  • Worked with the general administration of the gallery, including updating artists’ files; answering queries regarding the exhibitions; arranging transportation; preparation of exhibit schedules and assistance to the opening of the gallery’s events.




Courtauld Institute of Art

Oct 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Italian Renaissance Art and Literature 1550-1650 MA dissertation topic: “Giulia de' Medici and the exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: A Critical Analysis”. My research explored the problems relating to the identification of a Giulia de’ Medici in Pontormo’s double portrait, as the first mixed race child in Italian Renaissance portraiture.


Art History

Lund University

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
  • Lund, Sweden
  • Art History and Visual Studies BA dissertation title: “Francis Bacon and the Amorphous body”. The thesis treated a contextual and formalistic analysis of Bacon’s triptych May June 1973 using Deleuze’s “The Logic of Sensation” as a starting point in the unpacking of the artist’s twisted aesthetics.