Saphia Abrahamovitch-Venner

Saphia Abrahamovitch-Venner

Arts and Events CoordinatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Saphia Abrahamovitch-Venner

Saphia Abrahamovitch-Venner

Arts and Events CoordinatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a highly motivated Arts & Events Coordinator, with over 3 years of arts administration, exhibition and event management experience working in London. Since graduating with a First-class Honours Degree in Illustration, I have worked with a range of multi-faceted organisations including Bow Arts Trust, London College of Fashion, the British Council, Culture 24 and Historic Royal Palaces. I am currently working as Arts & Events Coordinator for Bow Arts, an arts education charity, where I’m responsible for the logistical coordination of the Arts & Events department, supporting the Director with programming, events management and revenue driving. Through managing the Bow Skills artist CPD programme and other public events, I have experience working with partners and freelance creatives to develop artistic programmes, exploring physical and digital activity. I also have practical experience in art handling, installations and curation, liaising with technicians, archivists and visiting curators. With a background in visual communication, I understand the physicality of materials while also being highly proficient in graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite. I have extensive experience using online databases, CRM and CMS systems including Microsoft Office 365, WordPress, Wix, and Mailchimp to advertise our activities and create detailed reports.
Projects
  • NUA Illustration stand at New Designers 2017
    NUA Illustration stand at New Designers 2017I designed and curated the NUA Illustration stand at New Designers 2017, where I worked with external steel fabricators to produce a series of display structures. Our stall was named “best designed stand” in Gradwatch 2017: New Designers, by Mark Sinclair of the Creative Review.
  • A Month at the Venice Art Biennale: Work by British Council Fellows
    A Month at the Venice Art Biennale: Work by British Council FellowsThrough Bow Arts, I was given the opportunity to manage the Venice Biennale exhibition at RAW Labs, in partnership with the British Council. I worked with Laura Broderick of the Visual Arts department to organise and curate the exhibition which took place in February 2018. I coordinated 22 artists, planned the installation, managed the budget and personally curated the work in the space. I dealt with any issues that arose quickly and efficiently, keeping a calm and collected attitude, so as to
  • Norwich Science Festival 2016
    Norwich Science Festival 2016Following on from our 'Visualising Physics' stand at the NUA Illustration Festival, we were asked to curate an interactive physics display at the Norwich Science Festival 2016.
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Projects credited in
  • Doreen Fletcher: A Retrospective
    Doreen Fletcher: A RetrospectiveThis retrospective exhibition uncovers the breadth of Doreen Fletcher's vibrant urban landscape paintings.
  • Lightboxes and Lettering
    Lightboxes and LetteringLightboxes & Lettering is an exhibition that celebrates the fascinating and important history of east London's print industry, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
  • 2020 Bow Open curated by gal-dem
    2020 Bow Open curated by gal-demThe Nunnery Gallery's annual Bow Open Show will be curated by award-winning media company gal-dem, who are dedicated to centring the voices and platforming the creative work of women and non-binary people of colour.
  • Bow Skills 2020 | Artists CPD programme
    Bow Skills 2020 | Artists CPD programmeBow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.
  • Raw Materials: Plastics
    Raw Materials: PlasticsRaw Materials explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea.
  • Raw Materials: Wood
    Raw Materials: WoodThis exhibition explores the industrial heritage of wood in the River Lea Valley, east London.
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Work history
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    Arts & Events CoordinatorBow Arts
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    As Arts & Events Coordinator I provide support for Bow Arts’ Arts & Events team, coordinating organisation wide events, exhibitions and other related projects. I am the first point of call for Nunnery Gallery enquiries, including venue hire, retail and partnership opportunities.
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    Team LeaderELCAF
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I assisted the ELCAF team with the set-up of the venue, including signing in exhibitors and guiding them to their stalls. I briefed my team of volunteers, and oversaw the selling of tickets and merchandise, handling complaints from exhibitors and customers quickly and efficiently. I looked after the main festival space, including setting-up and facilitating workshops, talks and screenings. I welcomed visitors, promoting events and activities around the festival, communicating any alterations to the schedule clearly and effectively. At the end of the day, I guided the volunteers through the de-installation of the main space, closing the venue and making sure everything was done in time.
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Skills
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Visual Communiation
  • Spanish Language
  • Galleries
  • Event Coordination
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Communication Skills
Education
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    BA(Hons) Illustration and Visual CommunicationNorwich University of the arts
     - Francis House, 3-7 Redwell St, Norwich NR2 4SN, UK
    I received a first-class honours degree in Illustration.
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Art and Design Foundation DiplomaUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    After fulfilling a wide range of Art and Design related briefs, I eventually specialised in Illustration and achieved a Merit for my Foundation year.
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Awards
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    International Images for Science 2016Royal Photographic Society ( RPS)
    I was shortlisted for the International Images for Science 2016, with my image featured in the catalogue as well as the exhibition itself, which is currently touring the U.K. My work was a visual depiction of Ferrofluid - a magnetic liquid that acts as a solid when in the presence of a magnetic field. It is a visualisation of intangible forces such as magnetism, and how science and art can interact.