Curator & Artist Liaison

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Desired salary: $80,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles California, United States


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Summary

Visual arts curator, exhibitions manager, and artist liaison with 6 years management experience in non-profit and commercial galleries.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies, May 2010

Concentration in Art Practice and Technology and Minor in Art History
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List 2006-07, 07-08

Visual Studies Senior Thesis Project: Celebrity Iconography and a New Universal Language: Representations of Celebrities as Religious Icons in Contemporary Art

Experience

ARTIST LIAISON

Over the Influence, Los Angeles/Hong Kong        Dec 2018 – Present

  • Manage all artist-related gallery functions including but not limited to developing and documenting an in-depth knowledge of all artists practices and biographies, acting as main point of contact for all artists working with the galleries both in HK and LA, maintaining  database of artworks, production budgets, and vendors, review and compiling artist press packets for Archiving
  • Research and propose 18 exhibitions annually for HK and LA galleries, liaise between artist and production staff for all gallery exhibitions and projects, and oversee design and production of artist catalogues and designs assets
  • Assist with management of staff including hiring, training, and organizing schedules.
  • Foster relationships with museum curators, academics, and writers, develop and     manage projects for artists with institutions, negotiate contracts and manage logistics for outside projects and commissions
  • Manage communications and press associates including overseeing press release,     social media campaigns, manage and grow local email lists and oversee newsletter       campaigns, managing digital assets and website content, producing advertisements, and managing marketing budgets

CURATOR AND EXHIBITIONS MANAGER

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, Hong Kong       Dec 2014 – Present

  • Develop curatorial focus and strategy for the foundation including but not limited to conception of exhibitions, educational programs, and public art projects.
  • Initiate, plan, manage, and curate all exhibitions in collaboration with artists including researching and writing all texts for artists, exhibitions and website, developing the scenography, managing production, and logistics for exhibition, creating and managing budgets for each exhibition and project
  • Oversight of production of products such as exhibition catalogues and collaborations
  • Oversee artwork loans to international institutions 

GALLERY MANAGER

Above Second, Hong Kong     Sep 2012 – Dec 2014 

  • Organization of in-house exhibitions, art fairs. and off-site events including external gallery projects and activities in collaboration with brands, restaurants, and other commercial collaborators
  • Artist management including oversight of all logistics related to artists’ travel for exhibitions and projects in Hong Kong
  • Accounting and database management including cataloguing acquisitions and keeping records and archives of inventory and works sold
  • Communication including managing the gallery website and social media pages 
  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of physical gallery space including oversight of gallery preps and building maintenance. 

ASSISTANT LANGUAGE TEACHER

Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme. Fukuoka, Japan    Aug 2010 – Aug 2012

  • Prepare and conduct English language classes and extra curricular English language activities such as Hibiki High School’s Reading English website, and served as AJET liaison Fukuoka AJET Charity Committee.

ARTS AND CULTURE CONTENT EDITOR

The Refill.  Fukuoka, Japan     Aug 2011 – Aug 2012

  • Content editor for English magazine including content management and brand voice
  • Contributed “ART IN FUKUOKA” art guide series

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT

Crane Arts LLC, Philadelphia, PA                  May 2009 – May 2010

  • Assistant curator of exhibition Medium Resistance (March 2010), in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010 including initial research, liaising with artists, managing artwork loans and exhibition scenography

GALLERY ASSISTANT

Galerie Eric Mircher, Paris, France.     Aug 2008 – Dec 2008

  • Spearhead organization of exhibition of David Bade (January 2009)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

ERIK PARKER: Millennial’s Dilemma 

The Annex, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong          15 Nov 2018  – 07 Dec 2018

Curator // Author of catalogue introduction

 

DRAWING ROOM: Group Exhibition

Over the Influence, Hong Kong       17 Aug  2018 – 15 Sep 2018

Curator // Author of exhibition texts

 

HOW THEY RAN: Group Exhibition

Over the Influence, Los Angeles        12 Aug 2018 – 05 Sep 2018

Curator // Author of exhibition texts

 

JEONGMOON CHOI: Double Vision

Hart Haus, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong         26 Mar 2018 – 21 Apr 2018

Curator // Author of exhibition texts

 

TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA: Oh Magic Night

The Pulse, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong           19 Mar 2017 – 9 Apr 2017

Curator // Author of catalogue essay

 

SHEPARD FAIREY: Visual Disobedience

The Pulse, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong         27 Oct 2016 – 27 Nov 2016

Curator

 

VHILS: Debris

Pier 4, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong           22 Mar 2016 – 4 Apr 2016

Travel: The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Gov’t         1 Jun 2017 – 5 Nov 2017

Curator // Author of exhibition texts

 

UP CLOSE: Eikoh Hosoe, Daido Moriyama, and Nobuyoshi Araki

The Space, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong          16 Oct 2015 – 25 Oct 2015

Curator // Author of catalogue essay

 

INVADER: Wipe Out

PMQ, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong          2 May 2015 – 17 May 2015

Curator

 

JR: A Survey Exhibition

The Pulse, HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong         15 Mar 2015 – 12 Apr 2015

Curator // Author of catalogue essay 

Skills

  • Artlogic
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Mailchimp
  • Wordpress
  • Survey Monkey
  • Typeform
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Eventbrite

Specialties

    art production management, artist management, Exhibitions Management, public speaking, Scenography Production Management, team manegement

Spoken Languages

    Basic French, English

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