Joanna Penso

Joanna Penso

Film & Podcast Producer, Artist, Creative Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Joanna Penso

Joanna Penso

Film & Podcast Producer, Artist, Creative Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Joanna Penso has experience in several different art institutions across London. Working in research, immersive theatre, event organisation, production and curation. Recent projects have been Beyond The Road at the Saatchi Gallery, Site Manager for ArtAngel, VAULT Festival and Freeword. She is also a practising artist working with audio installation.
  • INSULAE [of the island]
    INSULAE [of the island]Flying low over digitally rendered waves, Nye Thompson's video installation INSULAE [Of the Island] contemplates the impact of island geography on national identity in a perpetually looping virtual tour of the waters just off the British mainland. With the ocean as a metaphorical buffer between the UK and the rest of the world, we are taken on a lonely journey patrolling our borders. Commissioned by the Barbican, funded by Art 50 and organised by Lumen. It was shown at the Barbican Openfest:Art
  • Photoplay Series
    Photoplay SeriesPhotoplay was a series of art film nights I curated whilst working for Brewdog Clerkenwell. The idea was to break down the barrier between high culture and low culture in order to show their customers something they may not have otherwise stumbled upon. We showed art films from recent graduates and animation artists and ended up taking double the projected takings for that day on the bar.
Projects credited in
  • FreeWord Season Identity
    FreeWord Season IdentityI had the opportunity to create the season identity for FreeWord's 2020 October-December season. This included creating over 50 characters that made up individual assets as well as crowd scenes, animated social media assets and a 3.4m tall window display.
  • Art Night 2019
    Art Night 2019The fourth edition of Art Night, London’s largest contemporary arts festival, is planned for the 22 June 2019 in Walthamstow and King’s Cross under the artistic direction of Helen Nisbet. We will open the doors of extraordinary venues and take over public spaces to display innovative artistic content, from music and dance, to performance, visual arts and video.
  • Art Night 2018
    Art Night 2018On Saturday 7 July 2018 from 6.00pm to 6.00am, Art Night will transform the Thames riverbank with new commissions, one-off artist projects and premieres by 12 internationally renowned artists. With highlighted projects curated by Ralph Rugoff Hayward Gallery exhibitions team, artworks will be sited across a dozen exceptional and historic sites along the trail, from cultural landmarks such as the Hayward Gallery and the Garden Museum, to more unusual spaces including New Covent Garden Market, the
Work history
    Free Word logo
    Free Word logo
    Duty ManagerFree Word
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Overseeing the set up and running of public events including performance, talks, screenings and art openings Running shifts with bar staff, invigilators, technicians and other events workers Ensuring health & safety and fire risk regulations are adhered to at all times Liaising between Free Word and external venue hire clients
    Bow Arts logo
    Bow Arts logo
    Studio AdministratorBow Arts
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    - Managing multiple buildings across London including maintenance, events organisation, client relations - Building relationships with higher education institutions and partner organisations - Artist studio allocation and administration
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  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Sales
  • Hosting
  • Administrative Skills
  • Management of Team
  • Art Curation
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • Access Database
  • Diary Management
  • Project Management
  • Abobe Audition
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Public Speaking
  • Project Co-ordination
  • First Aid
    Fine ArtChelsea College of Art (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA (hons) Fine Art