Marta Faustino

Marta Faustino

Exhibitions ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Marta Faustino

Marta Faustino

Exhibitions ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with a making-it-happen and passion for the arts and the creative industries. Throughout my career, my positions have varied from administrative roles, communications and PR, exhibition and events organiser, to project and operations management. I believe this has given me a well-rounded knowledge of cultural organisations and was increased my ability to multi-task and handle large and varied workloads. I am extremely organised, work well in fast-paced environments, and always strive to deliver the best project within short timelines and small budgets. When I'm not at work, I run Novelty, an online magazine Novelty I co-founded.
Projects
  • Poster for Tomorrow 2009 exhibition
    Poster for Tomorrow 2009 exhibitionPoster for Tomorrow is a project made by 4 Tomorrow Association. We are independent, non-profit organisation whose goal is to encourage people, both in and outside the design community, to make posters to stimulate debate on issues that affect us all. THE PENCIL IS MIGHTIER The first poster for tomorrow project was an open competition to create posters to draw attention to, and take action against, the repression of freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is a right that the Western world
  • (ab)normalities exhibition
    (ab)normalities exhibition (ab)normalities investigates the possibilities of challenging current social, political and aesthetic notions of what one submissively or actively accepts as normative. The exhibition brings together a selected group of five emerging female artists that depart from a sense of discomfort and displacement in relation to current precepts, to engage in their active redefinition. This exhibition encourages the viewer to embark on a journey against the conventional, examining issues of identity, gender, sexuality and its manifestations in the everyday. However, thhe works presented are not intended as final proposals but rather as feelings of unease, as a means to achieve new and complex forms of perception and interpretation. The show features photography, video, collage, installation and performance. The works are visceral manisfestations, often exploring obsessive practices and ambivalent notions of oddity and awkwardness. In their own terms, they take a provocative stance and stimulate inquisitive responses by shaking up predefined notions of normality and order. The viewer is encouraged to reflect on what ignites the creative process and contribute to the critical dialogue. By establishing a channel between the challenging agents of meaning and the critical audience, the notion of the ‘normative’ could perhaps be expanded to contain new formulas and the relative discomfort of the artists’ position be made at ease. In this re-articulation of ideas, Céline Bodin (France) confronts young women with the weight of the fatum and society’s expectations on them;; Jade Ann Williams (U.K.) explores the space the feminine body occupies in the era of social media; Megan Sharples (U.K.) blurs gender and encourages the breakdown of the gender binary. With the ongoing series fatale femininity, Meral van de Velde (The Netherlands) interrogates the concept of womanhood and its intricate connections with sexuality and sensitivity. Natalie Ramus (U.K.) wanders between the private and the public to challenge taboos and predefined notions associated with the female body.
  • Before I die...
    Before I die... Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public. My team and I help to bring this project to LX Factory, in Lisbon, Portugal http://beforeidie.city/walls/lisbon-portugal/
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Work history
    Barbican Centre logo
    Barbican Centre logo
    Exhibitions ManagerBarbican Centre
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Membership OfficerV&A
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I work in a busy office providing all rounded administrative support. My team and I provide excellent customer service on our busy phone lines and emails; process applications and manage Microsoft Dynamics CRM database; process and report income; produce mail outs; and provide assistance to a range of events. To handle the large and varied workload, I have to be extremely organised; define priorities quickly; be fast and accurate with data; resistant to stress. I started at the V&A just before the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty", so I had to fit into a working team very quickly and hit the ground running. We have witnessed an overwhelming growth in our Members in what was the most popular exhibition the V&A has ever hosted. Since then, I’ve taken upon myself to provide excellent and patient customer service, to learn and improve Membership procedures, and to establish an impeccable rapport with my co-workers. Furthermore, my time management and multitasking skills were largely improved and led me, over these past 2 years, to be promoted twice.
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Skills
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition
  • Project Management
  • Office
  • Multi-task and Follow Through in a Fast Paced Environment
  • Admin
  • Administrative Organisational Skills
  • Project Coordinator
  • Admin Assistant
  • Exhibition Management
  • Exhibition Organiser
  • Exhibition Coordinating
  • Exhibition Planning
  • Exhibition Production
  • Arts Culture
  • Cultural
  • Cultural Development
  • Cultural Event
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural Management
  • Cultural Programming
  • Cultural Projects
  • Cultural Policy
  • Cultural Strategy
  • Cultural Communications
  • Visual Culture
  • Heritage/cultural
  • Art
  • Creative Arts
  • Art Appreciation
  • Art Business
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Curation
  • Art Event
  • Arts Events
  • Art Exhibition
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Art Fair
  • Art Management
  • Art Marketing
  • Arts Management
  • Arts Programming
Education
    Post-Graduate Diploma in Arts Policy and Management
     - London, United Kingdom
    I opted to share my pathways between Curating and Marketing to have a wholesome understanding of contemporary organisations and its several managerial aspects - I believe that I am better trained to embrace a holistic view of cultural Project Management. Subjects: The Inside Out of Culture: Theories and Institutions; Arts Policy and Planning; Arts Administration and Management; Curating: Creating Contemporary Exhibitions; Marketing: Strategies & Planning (I also audited Managing the Arts: Business and Legal Aspects)
    MA in Painting
     - Lisbon, Portugal
    I opted for a fully theoretical, essay-based MA in Painting, focusing on Art History and Theory, Aesthetics, Psychology of Art and Museology. My dissertation was 80,000 words long and was publicly defended. Subjects: Painting and Project; Themes of Contemporary Art; Painting Theories; Transtextualities; Theories of Contemporary Painting; Research Methodology; New Artistic Technologies; Dissertation Seminar; Dissertation Dissertation 'Untitled - The importance of the title on white monochromes'. My dissertation focused on the importance of titles and textual elements in the presentation, interpretation, the fruition of and engagement with artworks.
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