Jack O'Brien

Curator / Website Editor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Fine Art
  • Exhibition
  • Budget Management
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Mail Chimp
  • Web Admin
  • Shipping Logistics
  • Registrar
  • Artists Liaison

Work history

Currently

Curator & Website Editor

Tank.tv

Jul 2014
  • My work at tank includes front of house management, maintaining and cleaning the exhibition space while also greeting guests and visitors. I organise meetings and studio visits with artists and continue a strong course of research into our artist network. When arranging shows i manage the calendar by planning openings and the duration of each event, i also work out the budget and production costs and directly invoice the accounts team. Working with our artists i deal with the shipping and storage of work, help with the installation and rental of tech equipment or fabrication of pieces. I’ve helped to advise and book accommodation and flights for our artists. I also run the tank.tv website - which involves editing the site, online promotion through social media, mail chimp and e-invites for both online and offline shows. I’ve assisted in mapping out funding applications and building contact with a small supporters network, while also being in contact with press and curators. Another key part of the role is organising an archive of press coverage from this year and arranging photography/documentation of each event we have hosted. For private views i edit and print press releases, posters and flyers, secure drink sponsors and refreshment and maintain security during the night in our Central London location.

Currently

Waiter & Barista

Geffrye Museum/whitechapel Gallery

Sep 2014
  • In October i started working for 'Leafi' a company that runs the Whitechapel Gallery and Geffrye Museum Restaurants. I now have further experience in looking after and serving customers, but now in a gallery-restaurant setting. My role includes working on the till, making drinks, serving food and assisting with the preparation of food, setting up and working on events within the institution and maintaining and cleaning the floor to a high standard everyday during and after service.

2015

Sales Associate

Zara

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • I worked as a Sales Associate at Zara, this was an opportunity based in a fast paced environment, i undertook tasks such as clearing the fitting room, helping customers, finding items in the stock room and training new staff for work on the floor.

2015

Artist Assistant

Max Wigram Gallery

May 2015 - May 2015
  • Charles Harlan - an artist based in New York was due to make some works in London for an upcoming group exhibition. I was enlisted to help make and source objects for the pieces. I had to plan routes around London and keep to strict time constraints.

2014

Website Design & Management

Nick Hackworth

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Gallery Director and Curator Nick Hackworth asked me to design a simple website for his new project space opening in Istanbul in 2015. I have created the branding for the site and will update with new content as it is formed.

2014

Archivist

Hotel Gallery

May 2014 - Sep 2014
  • My position with Hotel was a flexible working schedule, the role involved organising and dating works into an an archivable database, also photographing pieces for shipping and registrations, i contacted galleries and artists for the return of some works from storage.

2014

Artist Assistant

Gabriele Beveridge Artist

May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • After leaving University i wanted to continue developing my artistic practice, learning from Gabriele was a great experience; we have developed a strong working relationship. I made sure to undertake each task with the utmost care and precision. I helped to make work, organised shipping and sourcing of objects for use in sculpture and assemblage pieces.

2014

Artist Management & Social Media

Bolt Agency

Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
  • I worked casually during this time for BOLT in a role helping to contact brands and keep up to date with our social media and contacts on these platforms.

2014

Student Ambassador

Kingston University

Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
  • Helping at Open Days and interviewing new students for the BA Fine Art Course.

2014

Student Fundraising Caller

Kingston University

Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
  • During my time studying at Kingston University i took on a role as a Student Fundraiser, this involved calling previous graduates from the arts faculty and asking them about their experiences on the course, i would then move the conversation into asking whether they would like to make a donation to the University. In this position i learnt key skills in maneuvering conversations and asking difficult questions.

2013

News Editor On & Offline

Supersuper Magazine

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
  • At University i worked fulltime for Fashion and new culture magazine SuperSuper, i helped to form trend reports, cover fashion events and music and also promote our recent editorial and advertorial content featured both Online and Offline. SuperSuper sadly closed its doors in 2013 but i continue to work with the team on freelance projects.

Education

2014

BA Fine Art

Kingston University

Aug 2011 - May 2014
  • All aspects of fine art production and professional practice

Awards

2015

89+ Research Project

  • I was invited by Hans Ulrich Obrist Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery to be part of his on going research project 89+ this will lead to involvement it talks, exhibitions and symposiums.

2013

Scholarship for Salzburg International Summer Academy

  • 1 Month residency at the Sumer Academy in Salzburg studying under Chistoph Draeger