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Marika Bertelli

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAdministrator - Assistant Curator - Event Planner

About me

I am a conscientious, strongly motivated and highly resourceful individual with significant experience in art events organisation and gallery assistant management. I have a Degree and Master’s Degree in History of Art. I work efficiently in teams and have a natural aptitude for building relationships. My toolbox of skills includes general administration, logistics, promotion of contemporary art exhibitions, photography and digital archiving.

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Skills

  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Fine Art
  • Project Management
  • Gimp
  • Contemporary art
  • Events Planning
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Social Meda
  • Wordpress
  • Creative Thinking
  • Art Handling
  • Photography
  • Team Worker
  • Microsoft Word/excel/powerpoint/office
  • Mac
  • Research Skills

Work history

2016

Event Assistant

Frieze London

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Monitored incoming and outgoing art deliveries and registered couriers - Adhered to all communication procedures whilst carrying out duties - Greeted visitors and interfaced with the public

2016

Front of House

Proud gallery

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Welcomed visitors, providing front of house customer services - Provided information and answered questions about the gallery and current exhibitions - Worked on exhibition launches - Pre-sale art objects research for the ‘Art Rooms’ Television Program - Photography and music-related research - Acquired technical knowledge of specific terminology associated with photography - Customer assistant role in the gallery gift shop, selling catalogs and posters

2015

Client Services Administrator

Confartigianato Marca Trevigiana Formazione Srl

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Treviso, Italy
  • Full Time
  • - Created an archiving system for the office in my free time - Developed time management skills and consistently met project deadlines - Showed robust problem solving, prioritising, trouble-shooting and customer service skills by liaising with clients - Organised apprenticeship and safety courses

2014

Client Service Assistant

ArtExpertise Gallery

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Italy
  • Freelance
  • - Brought 15 new artists into the gallery in two months, generating new revenue - Carried out administrative tasks such as booking accommodation for artists, providing the artists with vital information about the art space - Selected artworks for the exhibitions, managed all deliveries and organised artists’ database - Worked closely with individual artists and was responsible for the assessment and the selection of their work - Provided art handling services for the exhibition, assisted with installation and de-installation of the show

2013

Assistant Curator

Art Museum of Chianciano

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
  • 53042 Chianciano Terme SI, Italy
  • Full Time
  • - Key point of contact for visiting artists: administered and responded to enquiries - Organised the artists’ database, worked closely with individual artists and took responsibility for the delivery of artwork, overseeing the set up of the exhibition space - Led visitors on guided tours - Assisted in organisation of special events (Charity Auction, Classical Music Concert, Conference regarding the rights of Copyright) - Worked independently to organise video interviews with the artists and photographers - Assisted the editorial team with preparation of the catalogue and official certificates - Organised awards ceremony for the Art Biennale and sat on panel to select artists in each award category

2013

Assistant Event Coordinator

TRA- Treviso Ricerca Arte

Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Treviso, Italy
  • Full Time
  • - Part of a team of 5 who planned and opened a brand new cultural centre - Signed up 300 members to the gallery - Promoted the cultural centre through social media and official website - Assisted with organising key events such as contemporary and modern art exhibitions, a series of film projections, debates and poetry meetings - Assisted in planning and supervising installations, disassembly and storage of the exhibitions - Wrote didactic text for wall labels, brochures and website content - Produced monthly online and offline activity programmes

2011

Event Assistant

5 Lamps Art Festival

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • - Delivered arts & crafts workshops for children and developed their capacity to think creatively - Sold 50-80 tickets per day for events around the city - Cooperated with stall holders to prepare the venue for the events and I was a key reference point for visitors at any moment during the event - Provided customer care and worked on the help desk, sold tickets and was responsible for the cash desk

2011

Assistant Curator

Hillsboro Fine Art

Jan 2011 - May 2011
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • - Developed high-level customer service skills: liaised with clients with a range of requirements - Promoted events through social media and the official website - Acquired new knowledge of specific terminology associated with Irish contemporary art - Welcomed visitors, provided detailed information about the gallery and its current exhibitions and assisted with artwork sales - Assisted the exhibition's curator, planning and supervising installations, disassembling them and storing materials

2009

Museum Exhibition Designer

Palazzo Grassi

Apr 2009 - Jun 2009
  • Italy
  • Internship
  • - Assisted with the exhibition and organisation of installation: Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, curated by Alison Gingeras and Francesco Bonami - Managed and provided technical instructions to a group of specialists in logistics, delivery and installation - Demonstrated high-level research skills by sourcing a wide range of items that the artists had requested to create space specific artworks - Responsible for delivery of artwork, photographing and cataloguing artworks for documentation

Education

2014

History Art History

Università degli Studi di Padova

Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
  • Padua, Italy
  • MA Dissertation: Gianfranco Baruchello, the presence at the Venice Biennale 1972-2013

2010

BA in Visual Arts

Accademia di belle art di Venezia

Oct 2007 - Oct 2010
  • Italy
  • Dissertation: Pietro Gilardi - Relational Art