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Mathias Nicolaij Valentin Frisvold

Gallery Assistant, Editor, Studio Manager.

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsContent Curation - Studio Manager - Art Department Assistant

About me

Fine Art & Art History (BA) and Creative Direction (BA) graduate with a unique international background as a gallery assistant, editor and studio manager. Encompassing a strong curatorial eye placing weight on challenging and progressive work which disrupts expectations and moves the conversation further. As a dynamic and engaging individual I consistently provide exemplary solutions and organizational abilities as to efficiently accelerate productivity and aid senior staff to maximize the gallery environment to it's complete potential. I'm a highly skilled communicator able to successfully liaise with artist and clients equally with the utmost composure. Multi-media artist exploring contemporary issues and practices of art production, specialized in time-based media, fine art and art history.

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Microsoft Officce
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Print
  • Art Installation

Work history

2017

Gallery Assistant

Diorama

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Internship
  • Assisting preparations for Exhibition A 025: Jakob Weidemann, an extensive survey of Norwegian post-war modernist painter Jakob Weidemann. Liaising with the Archival Department of the Harry Fett Collection in collaboration with the foundation Kunst på Arbeidsplassen to source and transport agreed work. Gallery Invigilator, acting as point of contact for visitors.

2018

Junior Account Executive

Dr. Jackson's

Dec 2015 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Administering and conducting market research and analysis for head of product development Mauro Durant and Shaari Ergas. Providing aesthetic consultancy to enhance the brands visual identity and communicative abilities with key demographics. Liaising with distributors, consumers and promotional partners through email and in-person visits. Contributing assistance for events and presentations at trade shows as needed. Area manager for London, UK.

2015

Business as Usual – The Photographers' Gallery

SPBH Editions

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Editor in residence for Self Publish, Be Happy. Curating an eclectic selection of a thousand independently published artist books and works on paper from the Self Publish, Be Happy archives with Joanna L. Cresswell. Designing the spatial layout of the residency program and assisting in content development in collaboration with The Photographers' Gallery. Coordinating participatory programs of printmaking workshops and Artist Talks featuring Juno Calypso, Max Pinckers, Peter Puklus and Anouk Kruithof.

2016

Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Executive editor of all digital platforms and editorial assistant for print editions with founder Bruno Ceschel. Designing fair boots for Printed Matter New York, Unseen Amsterdam, Offprint Paris and aiding in logistic scheduling. Supporting the production of participatory programs with The Photographers' Gallery and the Tate Modern. Facilitating collaborative projects with artists and galleries to produce focused digital artists presentations, interviews and workshops. Overseeing the book launch of Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual And Manifesto and transatlantic live publication SPBH: TKY > AMS > NYC. Managing the studios daily practice while assisting the company's transition from an independent establishment to a nonprofit organization. Editing a diverse selection of print media to be archived in the Self Publish, Be Happy Library.

2015

Studio Assistant

Tank Magazine

Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Video assistant for Sohrab Golsorkhi-Ainslie and assistant menswear stylist for Bobby Hook. Coordinating Paris and Milan Fashion Week schedules for editor, Caroline Issa. Selecting artists and producers to host the 'Radio Tank Mixtape' series. Casting Assistant and Model Booker.

2015

Environmental Youth Worker

Arts Council Norway

Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Freelance
  • Developing educational activities and stimulating learning programs utilizing the public art sector to offer stable environments of creative outlet and art based practices for youth facing challenges of disabilities and/or are without resources.

2013

Gallery Assistant

Kunstnernes Hus

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Internship
  • Invigilating visitors through the space while informing about current exhibitions and concurrent events program at the institution. Support front of house with daily administrative tasks and assist where needed, ensure the presentation of the gallery spaces is of an immaculate standard. Aiding general staff during private views and various events at the institution.

2012

Gallery Assistant

MELK

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Internship
  • Administrative role handling digital correspondence and liaising with artists and clients. Aiding senior staff and Gallery Director Behzad Farazollahi in developing and writing exhibition statements and catalog descriptions of works on view. Supervise installation of artwork in gallery space. Gallery Invigilator when required.

Education

2017

University Of The Arts London
Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
  • Long Beach, United States
  • Creative Direction

2014

Aug 2012 - Jul 2014
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Fine Art & Art History and Criticism

2012

Diploma

Elvebakken

Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Media & Communication