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Maddy Martin

German and History of Art Graduate

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraduate PR - Graduate Journalist - Writer

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About me

I am a recent graduate from University College London, awarded with a first class degree in BA (Hons) German and History of Art. I am a B2/C1 level in German. My knowledge of art and culture is broad, with a particular interest in 20th/21st Century art, photography and fashion. Areas of in depth knowledge include 20th Century art and photography, particularly that of the Avant-garde. My researching, writing and editing skills were constantly awarded with high grades during my time at university. I also contributed to the UCL arts and culture magazine SAVAGE, writing articles on art exhibitions and think pieces on fashion campaigns. An interest in writing about art and fashion in an editorial/research context is something I would like to explore, however I am also very interested in expanding my writing and communication skills in the realm of PR. As well as having experience in curation, editorial work and academic research, I also have a background in fashion, working as an assistant stylist on Kidswear shoots for brands such as Burberry, however with a strong interest and knowledge of luxury womenswear brands. Additionally to this, I have helped out as a freelance production assistant for Next, which as well as my degree has taught me key organisational skills in sometimes high-pace environments. Overall, I pride myself in being a team player who is enthusiastic and able to get on with people. I believe my knowledge of German, as well as an interest in art and fashion (which, besides my studies, I keep up to date with through both print and social media platforms) make me a stand out candidate. As my degree qualification shows combined with experience, I am reliable, highly organised, able to keep to deadlines and keen to learn new skills.

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Skills

  • German
  • Art Curation
  • Assistant Stylist
  • Production Assistant
  • Academic Writing
  • Editorial Writing
  • Social Media
  • Degree Educated
  • BA
  • Fashion

Work history

2016

Curatorial Assitant

Momentum Berlin

Apr 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Internship
  • During my time at Momentum gallery, I worked on the exhibition Hero Mother which featured works from female artists from post-soviet countries, including artists such as Marina Abramović and Sanja Iveković, rethinking the concept of heroism. I had many roles within the internship; Where writing and research was concerned, I was given the responsibility to thoroughly research and edit all artist biographies for the catalogue. In terms of budget management, I was required to read through and apply to government funding (in German), checking which aspects of spending would and would not be covered by certain programmes. I was also frequently given the responsibility to liaise with artists and their galleries via email when certain documents were needed, including writing up a letter of invitation for Russian artists when a visa was required. Liasing with artists was also crucial during the installation of the exhibition: as well as unpacking, re-packing and installing works, I helped one artist in particular, Gluklya, unpack and position her large scale installation. Other curatorial responsibilities included writing the labels for the exhibition, showing an excellent attention to detail. Overall, my internship developed my skills in curation, events, and publishing whilst working amongst a team of curators and other interns.

2015

Assistant stylist

Burberry

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Freelance
  • I was working with kidswear stylist Gea Pereira, assisting her with various organisational and creative tasks. I learned how to properly handle designer garments, as well as dress and style the models.

2017

Writer

UCL SAVAGE

Jan 2015 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Editorial writer and content producer for UCL arts and culture magazine SAVAGE. Here I wrote articles (both in print and online) on subjects such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Pipilotti Rist, brutalist architecture and Glen Luchford's Gucci SS16 campaign shot in Berlin. I also was appointed 'Look Curator' during my final year of university, where I would source artwork from Slade and UCL students to feature in our online and print publications. Here, I would create relationships with artists and encourage them to showcase their work.

Education

2017

BA German and History of Art

University College London

Oct 2013 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 4 year course, including 1 year abroad in Berlin, Germany. Graduated with a First Class Honours. In addition to achieving a level B2/C1 in German language at university, my ability to write excellently and research my essays in history of art/German to an original viewpoint had consistently been awarded with a high grade. For the majority of my studies, my focus had been aimed at (but not limited to) 20th/21st century art, film and culture. Highlights in my academic writing from my final year include an essay on how Alan Kaprow’s happenings transformed the ‘art object’ and performance, an essay on Michael Haneke’s 1992 film Benny’s Video in relation to modern surveillance theory and my final year dissertation on the conceptual/documentary photographer Richard Mosse and his images of the Democratic Republic of Congo, looking at the issues of the colour pink, affect and the ‘exotic’: all had been awarded with a first. During my year abroad I studied German Philology and Freie Universität Berlin. My year abroad project, which focused on the depiction of the 'New Woman' in 1920s Berlin in German Dada, which was written in German, was also awarded a high-first mark.

2013

3 A2 Levels - AAB and 1 AS-A

Godalming College

Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
  • Godalming, United Kingdom
  • German A Level-B English Literature A Level-A History of Art A Level-A Art and Design AS Level-A

2011

9 GCSEs (a*-b) Including English and Mathematics

Bohunt School

Sep 2006 - Jul 2011
  • Liphook, UK
  • GCSEs: A* Art and Design A* English Language A* Religious Education A English Literature A History A Chemistry A Biology A Physics B Mathematics