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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationNew York, United States
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Editor - Art Curator

About me

New York based art professional. Recent Courtauld MA graduate.

Skills

  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Powerpoint
  • Translation
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Art Exhibition

Work history

Currently

Gallery Assistant

Alexander and Bonin

Aug 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • . Conducted research on works of art and individual artists to draft and edit texts on works and exhibitions . Liaised with Spanish-speaking artists and work closely with them on exhibition planning and accompanying texts . Coordinated exhibition and event preparations in conjunction with gallery team . Oversaw the organisation of the gallery's participation in ARCO 2017 and worked at the booth in Madrid, Spain (which exhibited the works of Víctor Grippo and Diango Hernández) . Translated curators' texts, gallery correspondence, and other documents from Spanish to English, English to Spanish, and Portuguese to English . Drafted and edited press releases and artist biographies . Generate price lists, checklists, and fact sheets . Assisted gallery partners with sales offer preparations . Responded to image reproduction requests and press inquiries . Ensured all contact records were up-to-date . Updated gallery guides and related platforms . Performed administrative functions in connection with daily gallery business

Currently

Photography Editor

Magazin für Junge Literatur Fotografie

Apr 2015
  • Full Time
  • . Selected artists to be published in the magazine’s fourth and fifth issues . Worked with selected artists on texts to accompany their projects and with the editorial team and designers on concept and layout . Researched distribution opportunities and expanded the magazine’s distribution in New York City . Worked on the fundraising campaign to create a new digital publishing platform

2015

Temporary Staff

Frieze

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
  • New York, United States
  • Freelance
  • . Helped various teams across the fair on an ad hoc basis

2015

Curatorial Intern for Contemporary Art

Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • . Researched and developed the concept for “After Landscape – Perspectives and Traces of the Traveler,” the fifth edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros, working closely with Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator of Contemporary Art . Selected, curated, and drafted descriptions for video works to be screened during the Seminar . Assisted the Curator of Contemporary Art with research for talks and essays (for DIA Beacon and Mousse Magazine among others) . Researched artists, artistic projects, and artworks, keeping constantly in touch with numerous galleries and artists to combine conceptual, visual, and technical information for the completion of a coherent acquisition proposal for the collection . Organized dozens of studio visits, travel itineraries, and arrangements in countries such as Peru, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Guatemala, or Panama . Accompanied the Curator of Contemporary Art on studio visits in New York

2015

Exhibitions Intern

Independent Curators International

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • . Researched artists, curators, spaces, and institutions for future collaborations . Conducted background curatorial research for upcoming exhibitions, drafted curators and artists’ biographies . Assisted with the preparation, assembly, and execution of checklists, loan forms, catalogues, and mailings . Assisted with the production of performances held at Participant Inc. . Compiled and maintained documentation and visual material for past shows

2014

External Affairs Intern

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • . Conducted archival research on the museum’s architectural and international relations history . Wrote news stories for the Guggenheim’s website and produced daily and weekly media reports . Collaborated with the Education Department on organizing the first Guggenheim Wikipedia Edit-a-thon . Produced social media content for the Museum Mile and participated in meetings for the Museum Mile Festival

2014

Communications Intern

The Museum of Modern Art

May 2014 - Jul 2014
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • . Researched media outlets, updated the press contact database and the press website . Updated the departmental calendar, managed the press archives and executed mailings . Answered press inquiries over the phone and via email . Assisted with TV shoots and press previews . Attended intern activities with other museum departments including Curatorial, International Council, Conservation, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design,and the museum's director

2013

Communications Intern

Matadero Madrid Center for Contemporary Art

Dec 2012 - May 2013
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Internship
  • . Widened the art center’s international audience by researching new communications strategies . Updated and translated the center’s website, blog, video channel, and social media from Spanish to English

Education

2017

Modern and Contemporary Period

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Award: Distinction Section: Modern and Contemporary Period MA Special Option: "Experiencing Modernism: Utopia, Functionalism, and Times of Turmoil" MA Thesis title: "The intensity of vision: revealing philosophies and provoking (photographic) perception in Josef Albers's Bauhaus photocollages" (Distinction) Thesis advisor: Dr. Robin Schuldenfrei Virtual exhibition title: "Framing the Bauhaus: Photographic Visions of the Dessau Building, 1926-32" (Distinction)

2014

European Studies (Spanish Pathway)

King’s College London

Aug 2010 - May 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • First Class Honors (71 average overall score) with distinction in oral Spanish Final year thesis title: "Marseille 2013: A holistic approach towards rebranding the city with the European Capital of Culture" (Distinction)