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Maddy Martin

German and History of Art Graduate

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPublicist - 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, with experience in contemporary art curation, art PR and now working for a tech start-up. I am a creative thinker, often producing cultural content (such as my feminist zine The Cliterary Review), and enjoy collaborating with artists and creatives.

Skills

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

Work history

2016

Curatorial Assitant

Momentum Worldwide

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
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 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

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 (UCL)

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