Javier Robledo

Managing Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I have been involved fourteen years in the art industry; most recently eight years in London and Tunis directing an international contemporary art gallery and managing its art fair participations. I started, project-managed and toured a commercial fine art pop-up business for two years in England. I previously worked in a range of art businesses as well as legal, governmental and diplomatic offices in administrative roles. I am ideally seeking for a London based permanent position within the arts, creative and/or luxury sectors but I remain open to any other suitable offer. I am currently offering Consultancy, Art Advisory, Project Based Work & Art installation services. My key skills include customer relations, online & offline marketing communications, general administration, event & project management and sales. I am bilingual (English & Spanish), proactive and a self-starter. I have the ability to work alone and as part of a single or numerous teams. I am a professional with remarkable interpersonal and organisational skills as well as presentation. I am efficient in meeting multiple deadlines, achieving targets and handling shifting priorities in high-pressured, fast-paced environments. Thank you for your time and I remain at your disposal.

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Skills

  • Administraion
  • Event Design
  • Event Admin
  • Event Content
  • Event Branding
  • Event Communications
  • Business Administration
  • Art Administration
  • Art Branding
  • Art Consulting

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Mexican Embassy in London

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      The International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (I.C.H.E.I.C.)

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        Artdisplay

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          Rockarchive.com Ltd

          Work history

          2019

          Managing Director

          Selma Feriani Gallery

          Feb 2011 - Mar 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • • Directing and assisting with the daily business and upkeep of a couple of contemporary galleries located in Mayfair, London and Sidi Bou Said, Tunis and managing events such as artist talks, preview openings, conferences, social happenings, book launches and charity auctions • Organising over thirty art trade fairs in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Basel, Dubai, Istanbul, Hong Kong and Miami and over sixty gallery shows in London and Tunis ranging from photography and painting to large sculptural installations and organic presentations. Tasks including drafting booth project proposals for fair committees, artwork installation, co-curation, manning the shows, first-hand liaising with the general public, press and high-profile international attendees, selling to collectors, dismantling and follow-up logistics • Organising over twenty hors les murs commercial and non-commercial indoor and outdoor site-specific shows including public displays, high street galleries, embassies, residential and restaurant spaces and historic sites • Liaising with international biennales, museums, institutions, foundations and corporate bodies • My position involved management of international shipping, online and offline marketing, advertising, PR, artist liaison and production, accounting, sales, customer portfolio management, co-curating, research and content writing, database and online platforms upkeep, inventory stocktaking, installation, safe storage of artwork as well as hiring and training of staff

          2011

          Assistant Director to the founding members

          Gerrish Fine Art

          Feb 2010 - Feb 2011
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • • My position involved helping with the logistics of running print trade fairs at the Royal Academy of Arts and Royal College of Art in London, cataloguing and archiving hundreds of fine art prints, database and website upkeep, transport and delivery of artwork as well as other general administrative tasks

          2010

          Gallery Manager, Touring Coordinator & Studio Assistant

          Rockarchive.com Ltd

          Mar 2008 - Jan 2010
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • • Directing and assisting with the daily business and upkeep of three sister galleries located in London (Angel, Carnaby Street and Chelsea) and managing events such as photographer talks, preview openings, conferences, social music happenings, book launches and charity auctions • Organising over twenty commercial and non-commercial photography shows in London and Manchester. Including public venues, high street galleries, corporate offices, residential and restaurant spaces • Assisting the Founding Director, Managing Director, Production Manager and Studio Administrator • My position involved meeting monthly gallery sales targets, expanding the business into the E.U. (oversaw the opening of an official retailer in Marbella, Spain), first-hand liaising with the general public, press and collectors, customer portfolio management, co-curating, liaising with photographers, PR, online and offline marketing, advertising, research and content writing, inventory stocktaking, installing, safe storage of artwork, hiring and training of staff as well as selecting, printing, editioning, embossing, framing, cataloguing, archiving and pricing of thousands of photographs

          2008

          Founder & Project Manager

          Artdisplay

          Nov 2005 - Jan 2008
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • • Starting, project managing and touring Artdisplay, a commercial pop-up business for 2 years in England • The total turnover for a two-year period was over £100,000 G.B.P. • Organising over twenty commercial shows including preview openings, conferences and talks held in a variety of short-term hired, listed public venues located in Hampstead, Highgate, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Bristol, Bath and Oxford. The shows consisted of curating and selling original signed prints by major 20th century British and French artists. Every exhibition opened to the public for a period of two weeks and each attracted up to a thousand visitors • My position involved marketing research and business development, liaising with the general public, press and collectors, customer portfolio management, curating, PR, online and offline marketing, advertising, database and website upkeep, research and content writing, accounting, inventory stocktaking, installing, safe storage of artwork and hiring and training of casual staff

          2008

          Mar 2005 - Sep 2008
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • • I.C.H.E.I.C. was established to address the issue of unpaid insurance policies held by victims of the Holocaust. Claims submitted to the I.C.H.E.I.C. were investigated by member insurance companies • My position involved handling, filtering and scanning incoming correspondence and drafting it for approval by internal legal advisers, research, analysis and retrieval of claimant information from original claimant evidence (insurance policies and biographical documentation), database entry and update, liaising with international arbitrators, responding to queries from claimants and insurance companies (English & Spanish) as well as translating legal documents from Spanish to English and vice-versa

          2005

          Administrative Attaché Assistant

          Mexican Embassy in London

          Jul 2004 - Mar 2005
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • • My position involved support in the areas of administration, accountancy and culture, organising and helping to supervise the relocation of the Mexican Embassy to its new premises in Hanover Square, assisting in the organisation and supervision of various events including receptions at the Embassy and cultural events held in different premises, administration support at the Mexican Consulate as well as translating official documents from English to Spanish and vice-versa

          Education

          2005

          BA Business Administration

          University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

          Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Degree: B.A. (Hons) Business Administration

          2002

          BA Business Administration

          I.T.E.S.M. (Tec de Monterrey, México)

          Jan 1999 - Jan 2002
          • Guadalajara, Mexico
          • Degree: B.A. (Hons) Business Administration

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