Shahane Hakobyan

Freelance curator


About me


Recent MA Art Business graduate from Sotheby's Institute in London. Originally from Armenia, have lived in Dubai, Moscow, Paris and London. Fluent in English, Armenian, French and Russian. I am a highly competent individual with extensive previous experience within the creative industries, hospitality management and with academic excellence. Recognised abilities in working within dynamic environments maintaining high levels of client services and programme management. Seeking a career opportunity within the commercial art gallery sector, public museums and art advisories.



  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition
  • Project Management
  • Photoshop
  • Curating
  • Art Market Analysis
  • Artist Managment
  • Artist Liaision

Work history


General Manager

Domaine de Chatenay

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
  • 16100 Cognac, France
  • Full Time
  • • Managed a small team of staff to run a members cognac club, boutique hotel and event space. • Communicating values, strategies, and objectives, planning and monitoring results. • Planning administration, project and event management. • Liaison and work with HNW individuals to deliver client requested high-end events. • Improved ratings for establishment on, increased customer satisfaction, and profits on sales in the Cognac Club.



Domaine de Chatenay

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
  • 16100 Cognac, France
  • Freelance
  • • Running the gallery, greeting clients, fielding incoming calls, marketing and pr. • Curating exhibitions of local and international artists. • Special events, and arts administration. Writing press releases. • Acquisition of works of art. Art handling and shipping management.