Josefine Biskup

freelance writer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEditorial Assistant - Writer - Curator

About me

Art Historian with a scientific background, excellent organisational and team skills, an ideal candidate for a position requiring drive, initiative and responsibility. Competence in academic research, writing and teaching, curating. Experience in organising, fundraising and communication/PR.

Skills

  • Art History
  • Cultural History
  • Art Journalism
  • Academic Writing
  • Project Management
  • PR
  • Marketing
  • Art Curation
  • MS Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Work history

2016

Assistant Curator

The Courtauld Gallery

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • contributed to original research and writing • created podcast with external professionals Reason for leaving: finished studies at the Courtauld

2016

Finance and Sponsorship Manager

TEDxCourtauldInstitute

Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • created sponsorship and in-kind options for partners • co-created budget with the lead organiser Reason for leaving: successfully delivered the event

2014

Marketing Communications Manager

Startup Weekend

Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Freelance
  • • branding, off- and online marketing for an educational event • liaised with different stakeholders in the creative sector Reason for leaving: successfully delivered the event

2015

Teaching Assistant

Institute of Art History, University of Zurich

Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Freelance
  • • raised the standard of student’s work by teaching best practice • scored highest in student’s satisfaction for a tutorial in 2014 Reason for leaving: moved to London

2014

Editor

aware - Magazin für Psychologie

Aug 2012 - Oct 2014
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Internship
  • • managed the production of print magazines (36p., 2000 copies) • supervised the peer-review process • edited articles to high standards in content, style and design Reason for leaving: tutoring at the Institute of Art History

2014

Research Assistant

Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich

Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Freelance
  • • Rocket Science! This role was in space biology • international project management • analysis of unique research samples and large datasets Reason for leaving: change in studies to History of Art

Education

2016

MA History of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Oct 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Thesis: Design Practice as process: Turreau, Puget and Toro in the shipyard of Toulon (grade: good) Focus: design and decorative arts, material studies, global art history Skills gained: independent research in archives and museums internationally, project management, networking, academic writing (English)

2015

1st Class BA in History of Art

University of Zurich

Aug 2010 - Jan 2015
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Thesis: Everything is connected. Contemporary art goes outer space (grade: excellent) Focus: curating, art law, art market studies and digital art history Skills gained: academic research and writing, art history and theory (middle ages to contemporary, mostly Western art), curating

2010

Human Medicine

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Aug 2007 - Jan 2010
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • changed to Art History (no degree awarded) Skills gained: scientific understanding of the human body, psychology, statistics, data management and visualisation