Segolene Py

Segolene Py

Gallery Assistant | Curator and Art Writer for Caribbean and African Art , Founder of Exhibition CraveLondon, United Kingdom
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Segolene Py

Segolene Py

Gallery Assistant | Curator and Art Writer for Caribbean and African Art , Founder of Exhibition CraveLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a bilingual art passionate with 4+ years experience in retail, galleries and museums in fast-paced environment in the UK. I have had numerous experiences in a variety of creative industries which made me highly adaptable individual and able to communicate with different kind of public and duties. Conscientious and hard-working, my main career goal is to join an art gallery and champion artists that I love.
  • Plurality Now: New Futures
    Plurality Now: New FuturesPlurality Now: New Futures is a group exhibition gathering London-based artists exploring the multifaceted and constantly evolving concept of identity for second to third generation of Black and Asian immigrants in London. The angle is of an identity continuum, an idea that identity is, in the words of Stuart Hall, "never complete, always in process" and in “constant transformation, transcending time and space”. Focusing on cultural identity, we look at each individual’s experience as valuable a
  • Interview with... Che Lovelace
    Interview with... Che LovelaceOn the occasion of his first solo show in London, I had the incredible chance to meet Trinidadian painter, Che Lovelace. Discover with me the details and intricate process of his practice, and the link it bears with Trinidadian culture. 'Day Always Comes' is on view at Corvi-Mora in London until 17th June. Thank you to Che Lovelace for his time and sharing his story with me. Thank you to Corvi-Mora Gallery and all the staff to have accommodated us. Thank you to Jereny George and Blacktide Au
  • Plurality Now: New Futures
    Plurality Now: New FuturesYou know me here as Segolene Py, presenting Caribbean and African artists in London and around the world, and reviewing art exhibition in London on my art blog Exhibition Crave ( This project saw the light 5 years ago and I am proud and glad to have built so many connections and knowledge. I have curated 2 exhibitions in the last 3 years that you might have seen. In 2020 at the Lewisham Arthouse, with "Nature Encapsulated" and in 2021 at the Bermondsey Project Space wit
  • Interview with Trinidadian visual artist, Kriston Banfield
    Interview with Trinidadian visual artist, Kriston BanfieldBorn in the region of Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Kriston Banfield , is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, today based in New York City, USA. His practice resides in sculpture, drawing and painting, and focused on questioning the sense of place and community. Holding a lens onto socio-economic disparities and power dynamics for people of colour, the artist's work is a powerful tool for self-exploration and representation. Banfield's style resides in the surreal and metaphorical, using elements of
  • Interview with British-Jamaican painter, Katasha Rose
    Interview with British-Jamaican painter, Katasha RoseKatasha Rose is a British-Jamaican painter, born in Jamaica and today based in London, UK. Still in a phase of discovery, the particularity of her works resides in her dual style practice, abstract and figurative. Katasha Rose paints either people that look familiar to her, or abstract landscapes with vibrant colours as a way to feel freer from figurative style preciseness. While exploring through her work, Katasha Rose hopes to inspire many young artists to pursue their career with no fear and
  • Collaboration with Art Match Advisory
    Collaboration with Art Match AdvisoryFrom the beginning of July 2022, I will be collaborating with Art Match advisory every month by writing an artist presentation for their website and clients. Art Match is an art advisory service that guides its clients to find meaningful and valuable artworks for their homes. Founded by Anthony Roberts and co-run with his wife Olivia Roberts, Art Match started in October 2020. Bringing skills and passion together, Anthony Roberts is today I am very proud to be collaborating with them and cann
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Projects credited in
  • After Isolation – Exhibition
    After Isolation – ExhibitionAfter Isolation is an exhibition gathering nine women artists from different mixed ethnicities dedicated to creating art under the theme of life after the pandemic. We designed an identity focused around the concept of 'New Beginnings'. In order to effectively portray this without using any artworks (as most were not made yet) we explored nature which was also a key theme in many of the artists proposals. We worked with a time lapse film of flowers blooming which we then blurred to abstraction
Work history
    Gallery AssistantGallery 1957
    Hyde Park Gate, South Kensington, London, UKFull Time
    Admin/HR • Create and manage artists' CVs and portfolios (research all solo and group exhibitions and press) • Artlogic management: update and create of inventory, update contacts database, newsletters • Draft and oversee consignment and loan agreements for selected artists • Ensure Certificates of Authenticity, manuals, and installation documents are provided to clients or borrowers for outgoing artwork • Create and manage calendar with bank holidays, sick days, holidays booked Exhibition and Event management • Organise exhibition openings and special events as requested • Design exhibition invites for London shows and social media posts • Supervise the mailout of invitations and compile guestlists • Assist during event set up and dismantle • Processing images and managing imagery archive • Preparing exhibition documents and QR codes • Managing the promotion of shows on platforms (ArtRabbit, Artforum, Artsy) Websites management • Updating and managing website (artists, exhibitions, residencies, news and other info pages) • Liaising with Accra and London team to gather contents • Online shop management: Implementing and managing online sales through website • Liaising with web developer and Artlogic • Artsy management for London Gallery (create exhibitions and events, viewing rooms and answer requests) Invoicing/Finance • Create and send out invoices • Managing the implementation of UK anti-money laundering regulations and liaising with clients and accountant • Creation, management and update of sales trackers • Liaising with accountant to check on payments Art Fairs • Coordinate art fairs deadlines: submit images, create and submit VIP lists, liaise with our shipper to ensure deadlines are well communicated, share info for exhibitor passes... • Liaise with art fair organisers and installers • Organise all documents to be ready for the fair itself (Private Views, Price lists, business cards, artist bio and extra info on them...)
    Gallery Representative, assistantAfriart Gallery
     - Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UKFreelance
    - Supervised the install of booth according to curatorial guidelines, - Received visitors and informed about the gallery, the artworks and the artists exhibited and represented, - Compiled, arranged booth, guest’s data and inquiries in a format that best informs the team in Kampala on a daily basis, - Handled sales of art in correspondence with team in Kampala.
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  • Organisation
  • Customer Services
  • Sales
  • Foreign Languages
  • Resilience
  • Adaptability
  • Positive Attitude
  • Teamworking
  • Approachable
  • Creative
  • Project Management
  • Communication
  • Computer Literacy
  • Social Media Management
  • Bilingual
  • French
  • English
  • Gallery Administration
  • Art Gallery
    MasterUniversité de Lorraine
     - Nancy, France
    English Studies, Cultural Tourism and art history. Culture and Literature (travelogues); Tourism, national identities and marketing strategies ; E-tourism marketing challenges ; Art History (local heritage: Art Nouveau, study of Japonism, cathedral architecture, the cult of saints in Alsace and Lorraine in the medieval times) ; Tour guiding for diverse audiences ; Academic writing; Dissertation: The Evolution of Post Graffiti in the United States and England from the 1960s: a controversial movement.
    BAUniversity of South Wales
     - Pontypridd, United Kingdom
    English Studies, Cultural Tourism and art history. Modules included: Language awareness – Grammar ; History (Wales c. 1800-1914, Culture, Society and Popular Politics , and Crime, vice, and lowlife in the 19th century); Art : Art and its Histories (16th-19th centuries); Literature : Gothic Literature 1790-1900; Tourism: Contemporary Issues in Tourism
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