Segolene Py

Segolene Py

Gallery Assistant and independent CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Segolene Py

Segolene Py

Gallery Assistant and independent CuratorLondon, 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.
Projects
  • 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
  • Interview with visual artist Lewinale Havette
    Interview with visual artist Lewinale HavetteLewinale Havette is a visual artist born in Liberia, living and working between Atlanta and New York today. She is focusing her practice on mixed media printmaking. By incorporating photography, drawing and painting into her work Lewinale creates strong and colourful pieces, often transporting us into ethereal worlds. She practices her art as a self-exploration and centres her subject matter on the representation of Black women, challenging the White male construct of the art world. Full interv
  • Interview with... Elechi Todd
    Interview with... Elechi Toddhttps://www.exhibitioncrave.com/post/interview-with-elechi-todd Elechi Todd is a visual artist from Trinidad and Tobago, living and working there today. From drawing to painting, he extends his multidisciplinary skills to film-making: he founded ETV Island for which he creates professional videos (music, commercial or filming). Elechi has participated to several exhibitions such as 'Relative' held at the Lost Tribe Carnival recently, and Icons: Ideals of Black Masculinity with CCH Pounder Colle
  • Interview with... Sani InxSanixTy
    Interview with... Sani InxSanixTyhttps://www.exhibitioncrave.com/post/interview-with-inxsanixty-aka-sani-sani Inxsanixty aka Sani Sani is a contemporary visual artist deeply inspired by his West African background. Read through his interview with me to learn more about his intriguing process of creation and the fascinating story behind his art.
  • After Isolation: A future imagined/predicted
    After Isolation: A future imagined/predictedAfter isolation will explore the theme of our life after the pandemic. Through different angles (mental health, social and environmental) we will study the capacity of human being to be adaptable and the possibilities of change that this situation has brought us, change we can bring to the world that needs so much of it. The exhibition will gather 9 women artists showing prints, photography, video, paintings and more. Join us at Bermondsey Project Space from 24th August to 28th August 2021. IG
  • Nature Encapsulated
    Nature EncapsulatedEveryone has a different view on wilderness and their own definition and relation to it. Nature Encapsulated aims to explores the difficulty of defining wilderness in our current world and our ways to live within it. We aim to bring an optimistic perspective on the preservation and utilisation of nature and hope to inspire and incite positiveness. The exhibition is a recognition of the crucial importance of wilderness left on earth; the power of nature on the mind and emotional reactions to it;
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
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    Gallery AssistantGallery 1957
    Hyde Park Gate, South Kensington, London, UKFull Time
    Front Desk • Welcome visitors Deal with visitor enquiries and supervise the public to ensure their personal safety and that artworks are always respected • Manage UK gallery phone line, taking messages/voicemails • Responsible for opening and closing of gallery • Ensure all exhibition materials are in place • Responsible for recruiting, training and supervision of interns when applicable Post • Supervise incoming and outgoing post and couriers • Mailouts (catalogues and books), address formatting and data merge Administration • Artlogic management and updates of inventory and contacts database • Draft and oversee consignment and loan agreements for select artists • Ensure Certificates of Authenticity, manuals, and installation documents are provided to clients or borrowers for outgoing artwork • Provide administrative assistance as required Exhibition and Event management • Organise exhibition openings and special events as requested • Design exhibition invites for London shows • Supervise the mailout of invitations and compile guestlists • Documentation of events for social media use • Assist during event set up and dismantle • Adding new works to Artlogic and update status and Private Views • Processing images and managing imagery archive • Preparing exhibition documents and QR codes • Managing the promotion of shows on platforms (ArtRabbit, Artforum, Artsy) Website management • Updating and managing website • Liaising with Accra and London team to gather contents • Implementing and managing online sales through website • Liaising with web developer and Artlogic Catalogues • Collating information and materials for catalogues by liaising with Accra and London team, photographers and designer • Being the main point of contact for catalogue designer and Pentagram team to ensure materials are provided on time and deadlines are met Invoicing • Assist with invoicing • Managing the implementation of UK anti-money laundering regulations and liaising with clients and accountant • Sending invoices to clients post sale • Assisting with management and updates of sales trackers • Liaising with accountant to check on payments
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    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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Skills
  • 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
Education
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    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.
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    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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