Katerina Georgopoulou

Project Manager, Visual Artists & Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am a visual artist and designer based in London. I have gained professional experience working within the arts and visual culture sector, including cultural management, creating new creative strategies for business, e-commerce, visual merchandising as well as curating and teaching contemporary art. I design my own fashion accessories for distribution in retail outlets and formulate socially-engaged projects utilising sustainable energy resources. This work involves planning promotional strategies and researching relevant areas of interest to further extend my projects within the social sphere. I consider my practice to be in a constant state of flux, incorporating new media, technology and design.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Branding
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Communications
  • Textile Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Visual Artist & Designer

Visual Artist and Designer

Dec 2004
  • As a Visual artist and designer I have gained professional experience working within the arts and visual culture sector, including cultural management, creating new creative strategies for business, e-commerce, visual merchandising as well as curating and teaching contemporary art. I design my own fashion accessories for distribution in retail outlets and formulate socially-engaged projects utilising sustainable energy resources. This work involves planning promotional strategies and researching relevant areas of interest to further extend my projects within the social sphere. I consider my practice to be in a constant state of flux, incorporating new media, technology and design.

Currently

Visual Artist & Designer

Visual Artist and Designer

Dec 2004
  • As a Visual artist and designer I have gained professional experience working within the arts and visual culture sector, including cultural management, creating new creative strategies for business, e-commerce, visual merchandising as well as curating and teaching contemporary art. I design my own fashion accessories for distribution in retail outlets and formulate socially-engaged projects utilising sustainable energy resources. This work involves planning promotional strategies and researching relevant areas of interest to further extend my projects within the social sphere. I consider my practice to be in a constant state of flux, incorporating new media, technology and design.

2015

Sales, Curator and Administrator

Saatchi Gallery

Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
  • I worked at the Saatchi Gallery for a period of four years, across various departments and in a variety of roles. In 2013, I was promoted to the position of Sales Administrator and Curatorial Coordinator in the Artist Limited-Editions and Originals department. In this capacity I was responsible for liaising with customers and suppliers in the day-to-day management of the Saatchi Store. I communicated with artists and gallery representatives during the development of new exhibitions, working alongside the curatorial team to promote artists’ work. By scouting new artists, I contributed towards maintaining a varied and dynamic programme of new exhibitions in the gallery. As a representative of the gallery at public events and art fairs, I had the chance to work alongside agents, artists and producers such as Ollystudio Ltd, James Lavelle and Oscar Murillo; and worked in close collaboration with a range of high-profile street artists on the formulation of custom-made products and designs for the gallery store.

2015

Freelance Administrator & Social Media Assistant

Olly Studio Ltd

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Within this role I was responsible for liaising with artists and clients in the coordination of high-profile exhibitions and events, curatorial and administrative assistance, publicity co-ordination.

2012

Gallery & Educational Assistant

Saatchi Gallery

Nov 2011 - Sep 2012
  • As a gallery and educational assistant at the Saatchi Gallery I worked at the Front Of House, delivered public talks to an international audience and also devised contemporary art workshops for higher educational groups - assisting students in the successful formulation and execution of personal creative projects.

2011

Director & Project Manager

Workshop for Artistic Activities

Dec 2004 - Jan 2011
  • While in Athens, Greece I founded an independent company for the development of artistic projects which I later continued in London as a freelance Visual Artist and Designer. My main targets were to run the day to day operations of the studio, setting milestones and meeting targets. I identified new business opportunities and developed marketing and promotion strategies. Some of the workshops involved designing costumes for ballet end theatre, running art courses and implementing art projects within different settings.

2010

PA, Curatorial and Studio Assistant

K.e.t.e

Sep 2006 - Sep 2010
  • As the PA, studio and curatorial assistant of the eminent kinetic sculptor Takis I was responsible for writing his press releases, exhibition guides, coordinating in the running of his private foundation and developing a program of exhibition events that were held in the artist’s museum space in Athens. In this role I worked collaboratively alongside curators, gallery directors and private and public institutions such as the Fondation Maeght in the development of new exhibitions. I also liaised with private collectors and assisted on the creative planning of his personal projects.

Education

2011

Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries

Central Saint Martins

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
  • MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries is of the Culture and Enterprise programme. The learning and teaching approaches are based on the methodologies of peer learning, reflective practice and action research. Many postgraduate courses around the world make use of these techniques, but MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries places them at the very heart of its learning strategy. The course utilizes a two-step strategy (Application and Imagination) to enable students to develop and apply new creative knowledge.

2007

Painting Drawing

Athens School of Fine Arts

Aug 2015 - Sep 2007
  • This is a five year course based on expanding understanding of academic principles in relation to new fields in contemporary practice. During these years I studied, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography and multimedia. The goals of the Athens School of Fine Arts are: a. To provide theoretical and practical education in the fine arts and promote contemporary art. b. To encourage the artistic sensibility of the public by organising exhibitions of Greek and foreign artists. c.To train art education teachers for secondary schools.