Sophia Acquistapace

Re-Made Coordinator at Wallpaper*

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

Skills

  • Editing
  • Curating
  • Art Journalism
  • Content Translation
  • Art History
  • Art Curation
  • Research

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Wallpaper*

    Wallpaper*

    • Publishing
  • D

    DONT WALK Charity Fashion Show

    • K

      Kings Fine Foods

      • T

        The Kensington Magazine

        Work history

        Currently

        Handmade Coordinator

        Wallpaper*

        Nov 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Working directly with Events Manager, Head of Marketing and architect on event production (incl. venue search and design, guest list, set up and breakdown schedule) for exhibition held during Salone del Mobile 2019. Initiating communications between editors and scheduling weekly group meetings. Managing all commissions and delivery logistics. Logistical point of contact for over 80 collaborators, including international brands, designers and PR communications representatives. Initiated a re-analysis of event metrics for past eight years of the exhibition in order to publish statistics for tenth anniversary.

        Currently

        Intern - Gallery Curator

        Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

        Jul 2018
        • Vienna, Austria
        • Internship
        • Assisted the restoration, exhibition and design departments in preparing for the world’s first major monograph exhibition on the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder c. 1525/30-1569 (to commence 2nd Oct 2018). Co-edited the English exhibition catalogue. Corresponded with other museums and galleries worldwide to discuss curatorial loans and collaborations for future exhibitions.

        2017

        Online newspaper

        il Giornale

        May 2017 - Sep 2017
        • Italy
        • Internship
        • Planned and hosted an unprecedented competition, alongside the Project Manager and Director, encouraging innovation in aspiring reporters. Assisted the PR department in marketing the event across the whole of Italy and internationally. Developed the website design. Translated articles and video reportage (Italian-English) enabling a global readership.

        2016

        Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
        • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • A student-run, non-profit charity fashion show based in St Andrews • Organised the production of the show (incl. running order, guest transportation and designing venue layout) hosting 1,200 guests in a temporary structure for the first time in sixteen years, and solving the logistical challenges on the night. • Managed licences with local authorities and negotiated contracts with sub-contractors and vendors. • Liaised with Finance, PR and Front of House to fulfil the creative vision of the show and delegated roles within the committee.

        2015

        Sales Assistant

        Kings Fine Foods

        May 2015 - Sep 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Established a lead position within two weeks, thereafter having the overall responsibility for running the temporary Amedei Tuscany concession in the Food Hall, with full accountability for growing sales and profitability. Developed an excellent understanding of high end food retailing in a luxury London department store.

        2012

        Assistant Editor

        The Kensington Magazine

        Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Lead interviews for several reports to develop them into four fully published articles concerning local up-and-coming talent.

        Education

        2018

        MA (Hons) Art History and English (high 2:1)

        University of St Andrews

        Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
        • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
        • Modules incl.: Age of Klimt, Olbrich & Mucha, Grand Tour 18th c., Global Cold War Writing, The Shape of the Poem & Literary Anglo-Saxonism. Dissertation: Under the Spotlight - European artists’ use of light in painting and in practice from the mid 18th to early 19th centuries (achieved a 1:1).

        2014

        A-Level (A*, A, A), GCSE (9A*, 3A)

        Francis Holland School

        Sep 2007 - May 2014
        • Graham Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W, UK
        • A-Level subjects: History, History of Art, English Literature and French.

        Awards

        2011

        The Wings of Hope Achievement Awards

        The Wings of Hope

        • Raised £2,610 for The Wings of Hope Charity through various events including a 24 hour Read-a-Thon. Reached the semi-finals at the House of Lords and won overall Best Presentation.