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Ryan Kearney

Exhibitions Assistant | MA Art History and Curating

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsVisual Artist - Curator - Writer

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About me

E: ryanpaulkearney@gmail.com T: +44 (0) 7772448925

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Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Adobe
  • Illustrator
  • Academic Research
  • Public Speaking
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Curating
  • Exhibitions

Work history

Currently

Exhibitions Assistant

Recent Activity

Apr 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Managing and liaising with contacts in order to promote the exhibitions programme - Assisting with the maintenance of exhibition checklists, images and other exhibition details - Conducting research for upcoming curatorial projects - Organising events which coincide with the exhibition programme - Answering inquiries and conducting gallery tours as necessary for visitors

2017

Gallery Assistant

Tiwani Contemporary

Feb 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Tiwani Contemporary exhibits and represents international artists whose work focuses on Africa and the diaspora. The gallery presents work through its exhibition programme and participation in art fairs. As a Gallery Assistant, my role mainly consists of the day-to-day organisation, logistics and administration of the gallery. Responsibilities: - Assisting in the implementation of a new inventory system - Condition checking upon receipt of loans and consignments - Participating in art fair logistics; creating artwork and material breakdowns for shipping and insurance purposes - Communicating with potential clients and assisting in art fair sales Art Fairs: - The Armory Show - Photo London

2016

Gallery Communications Intern

SRISA Gallery

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
  • Internship
  • SRISA Gallery is a non-profit space based within the Santa Reparata International School of Art. During my time at SRISA, I worked both closely with the marketing department and independently on a number of press and communications based projects. Responsibilities: - Implemented a new exhibition database system - Established and managed the gallery’s Instagram account; increased gallery press coverage - Researched the collections of 150+ galleries and museums across Italy - Negotiated fruitful partnerships with select organisations; aided the gallery’s partnership programme

2016

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2016

Gallery Assistant Intern

Laura Bartlett Gallery

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • At Laura Bartlett Gallery, my role as a gallery intern stretched from day-to-day administration, registrarial duties and art fair logistics. Responsibilities: - Used Excel and database systems to manage and maintain loan and consignments - Updated all portfolios and CV’s consistently for art fair and sales use - Liaised with artists in creating material and artwork breakdowns; aided the production of The Armory Show, Art Basel and Frieze London - Utilised strong communication skills to serve clients; provided tours and directed sales to managers Art Fairs: - The Amory Show - Art Basel - Frieze London

2015

Nov 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, UK
  • Internship

2015

Front of House

Eastside Projects

Jul 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Internship

2015

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Internship

2016

HR Administrator

Domiciliary Care Company

Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Full Time

Education

Currently

MA Art History and Curating

University of Birmingham

Sep 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom

2016

BA (Hons) Photography

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • London, UK