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Karolin Ott

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCurator - Architecture & Set Design - Art Director


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About me

A perfect combination of a creative mind and a super organised office worker. Experience at a commercial gallery and in the tourism industry has proved she is very effective in multitasking and solving problems in intense situations, office administration, independent research, and customer service. Establishing and running an art gallery project has demonstrated the passion for contemporary art industry and the go-getter attitude Karolin has.


  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Painting
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Contemporary art

Work history


Gallery Assistant Intern

Southard Reid

Aug 2015
  • Providing assistance for the contemporary commercial gallery in Soho. The responsibilities include communicating with artists, designing artist overviews and putting together press excerpts for clients, assisting during exhibition openings, various research tasks, and being the gallery receptionist. Being responsible for the setup and overall appearance of the Southard Reid booth at the London Sunday Art Fair, contributed to the overall success at the art fair.


Art Tutor

Estonian School in London CIO

Jan 2015
  • Leading painting workshop for children aged 3-13 years. Introducing modern and contemporary portrait painters, teaching different painting techniques and organising children painting exhibitions in the end of the course.


Curator & Project Manager

Gabo Manchano Gallery Ltd

Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
  • Managed a London-based pop-up gallery project dedicated to emerging contemporary artists. Organised three successful art exhibitions in well-known gallery spaces around London, one of which was selected by the Whitechapel Gallery to be visited by their First Thursday’s Art Bus Tour. The responsibilities included budget planning, applying for grants and sponsorships, designing all digital and print marketing materials, creating the brand and online presence of the company, shipping artworks, communicating with artists and clients, organising exhibition openings, artist talks and presentations, curating, writing press releases, and promoting in social media.


Tour Guide

Baltic Kuurort Grupp Ltd

Apr 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Worked as a tour guide on bus tours to Czech Republic. Introduced Latvia, Lithuania and Poland throughout the journey to Czech Republic. Prepared and researched all the materials for tours. Led the group and put together the city tour route. Selected films and music to introduce the culture of countries visited.


Guide Assistant

Baltic Kuurort Grupp Ltd

Mar 2011 - Aug 2013
  • Worked as a guide assistant on bus tours to Czech Republic, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Key responsibilities were finding solutions to problems during the bus travel (including organising bus repairs when needed), communicating with hotels, making reservations, and being responsible for financials of the trip.


Travel Consultant

Baltic Kuurort Grupp Ltd

Mar 2011 - Aug 2013
  • Provided travel information to clients, answered phone calls and e-mails, made travel contracts and travel insurances, prepared travel documents, and conducted job interviews. Gained full proficiency in Microsoft Office.


Art Museum Assistant Intern

Kumu Art Museum

Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
  • Worked in Estonian biggest Art Museum during The XV Tallinn Print Triennal “For Love, Not Money” curated by Simon Rees, Eha Komissarov and Eve Kask. Helped preparing the exhibition by mounting installations and graphic artworks. Assisted Puerto Rican artist Frances Gallardo with her performance “Giving, an art action”.


Transport Coordinator

European Film Academy

Dec 2010 - Dec 2010
  • Volunteer work Provided information to the international press and guests and coordinated their transport during the European Film Awards in Tallinn.



Gallerist Master Course

Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Lecturers: Ilaria Bonacossa, Director of Museo Villa Croce (Genova) Nur El Shami, Director of Art: I: Curate (London) Kirstie Skinner, Director of Outset Scotland (Edinburgh) Subjects included: commissioning and developing projects with emerging and established artists (Art and Work), residency format and expanded exhibition practice, artist visibility and audience consideration:curating in an institutional context, artists marketing opportunities, artist representations models, Scotland’s contemporary art ecology and philanthropic activity, building an audience through engagement and communication, exhibition models for Generation project, Glasgow International and Artist Rooms at National Galleries Scotland.


BA in Fine Arts

Faculdade de Belas-artes da Universidade de Lisboa

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010
  • Fine Arts as an exchange student, BA Subjects included: Portuguese Language, Contemporary Installation, Animation, Painting, and Drawing.


BA in Fine Arts

Estonian Academy of Arts

Aug 2007 - May 2011
  • Subjects included: Art History, Questions of Contemporary Art, Painting, Graphic Art, Sculpture, Photography, and Digital Editing with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Adobe Premiere. Scholarship of Margaret Kevend 2009