Joanna Penso

Researcher, Production Assistant, Event Manager, Artist

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

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.

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Skills

  • 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

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Artangel

    Artangel

    • Arts and Culture
  • Free Word

    Free Word

    • Arts and Culture
  • Art Night

    Art Night

    • Arts and Culture
  • Bow Arts

    Bow Arts

    • Arts and Culture

Work history

Currently

Duty Manager

Free Word

Nov 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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

Currently

Studio Administrator

Bow Arts

Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full 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

2019

Production Assistant & Front of House Manager

Beyond Projects

Apr 2019 - Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Coordinating teams of set builders, electricians & sound engineers to ensure production schedule is adhered to Heading the movement of artworks from several locations across Europe to the Saatchi Gallery for installation including loan agreements, insurance and liaising with collectors Sourcing & managing a Front of House team (30 people) to run the show including training, contracts and payments Liaising with Saatchi Gallery team to ensure smooth running of the show

2019

Event Manager

Vault Festival

Jan 2019 - Mar 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Coordinating Front of House, Lighting and Sound teams as well as volunteers to ensure events run smoothly and safely with efficient turn-around times Management and oversight of all LATES events throughout the festival Security briefings and routine health & safety checks

2019

Production Assistant

Nye Thompson Studio

Oct 2018 - Mar 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Managing schedule of works to be completed for commissions Creation of film content for film INSULAE Liaising with curators and programme organisers in associated institutions Managing freelance contractors

2018

Control Room Manager

Sandon Fields Festival

Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • First point of call for all teams during festival (security, production, artist liaison) Management of communications, incident reports and noise complaints Liaising between onsite police and security

2019

Duty Manager

Art Night

Jun 2018 - May 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Management of both security teams and volunteers during overnight exhibition Reporting to production teams on capacity, incidents and complaints Liaising between Lambeth council, Art Night production managers and event staff

2018

Site Manager

Artangel

Apr 2018 - May 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Site security throughout installation, supervision of show runs and get out period Management of communication Health and safety checks daily Coordination of teams during the de-rig including riggers and technicians Site security throughout installation, supervision of show runs and get out period Management of communication Health and safety checks daily Coordination of teams during the de-rig including riggers and technicians

2018

Feb 2018 - May 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Advising on re-validations of fine art and graphic design courses regarding employability Industry expert input on the validation of BA top-up course (collaboration UEL & KCC)

2016

Researcher- Film

Ambient TV Studio

Mar 2016 - Oct 2016
  • United Kingdom, London
  • Freelance
  • Research for a dystopian film production: architecture theory, dystopian films and literature, tech companies and prominent figures within techonology. Transcribing interviews Plotline assistance

2016

Bookings Manager

Pubs of Distinction

Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Duties: - Re-creating and defining the bookings system for the site - Organisation of all bookings and venue hire, ensuring every table/party is given a high standard of care and service. -Building rapport with customers to ensure their return -Liaising between Head Office, Management and the Head Chef to ensure specific needs are catered for -Supervising staff on shift to ensure standards remain high -Maintaining social media presence for ORC, advertising new products and special events

2015

Gallery Assistant

Banner Repeater

May 2015 - Oct 2015
  • London E8 1AN, UK
  • Internship
  • Duties: -Working collaboratively to create an online archive of artist books in the collection - Responsible for recording and editing footage of talks and events, ensuring they are documented properly for future reference -Proof reading and sending out press releases for new events, as well as creating leaflets and other promotional material

Education

2015

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • BA (hons) Fine Art