Camilla’s CV Work related to Visual Arts

Camilla Brendon
http://www.camillabrendon.wordpress.com

Over the past six years I have been exploring different countries and cultures through work and travel. I have developed and adapted my communication, creative and innovative skills to a wide range of roles within art and design sector businesses. During this time my practice as an independant artist has become strong and unique thanks to working in diverse positions and living in various environments.

Gallery Positions
-April 2012-January 2013, Invigilator for The Gallery St. Peters Church, London, shows: Nour and Music
-November 2011- January 2012, Invigilator for Asia House, London, show: The Talented Mr. Chinnery
Invigilating roles include:

  • Promoting of the gallery and gallery information
  • Security and closing of the gallery spaces
  • Explaining art and answering general questions that visitors have including sales
  • Assisted with de-installing antique paintings at Asia House

-October- December 2010, Gallery/Studio Administrator trainee for Hive T1+T2 Gallery, London
Roles included:

  • Framing and installing the Richard Dyer exhibition, invigilating the show and de-installing the work
  • Press release and mailing list construction and maintenance
  • Recording meetings
  • Billing and logging studio fees and artists spaces
  • Leasing with curriers and clients

Exhibition Curation and Events Promotion
-September 2013, Open Day, Sustainable Bolivia, an NGO that works in Cochabamba to aid sustainability and development within the community, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

  • Co-ordinated partner organisations and the community to attend and participate in the sharing of contacts and information
  • Organised the fund raising raffle with prizes donated by local businesses

-August 2010-March 2012, Events Promoter/coordinator for Todays Specials

  • Physically and digitally promoted pop-up design events, during the London design week, September 2010 and The Christmas Bazaar 2011, in Notting Hill, London
  • During events worked at front of house helping customers, taking sales and orders

I value the importance of making contemporary art accessible to a wide audience. With this in mind when opening shows I incorporate live music and DJ’s, food and drinks, creating an event that is appealing to a wide audience and which showcases the artwork.
-October 2013, [metamorfosis] (SubPub) and Faglarna (Groove Bar), Cochabamba, Bolivia
-May 2011, Between Earth and Air, The Tabernacle, London
-December 2010, Art Party, Atelier, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
-May 2008, Yellow Rock, The Stanley Picker Gallery, London

  • Selected gallery venues for shows
  • Ran digital and physical promotion for shows
  • Curated works displayed
  • Managed the co-existing events

Workshops and Talks
When visiting studios/galleries and artists during 34South|61North I am often asked to explain my work and background. in response to this I have become used to giving presentations on my practice in public and answering questions in English and Spanish languages. I have also been invited to give workshops on installation in public spaces and working with waste materials. These workshops have enabled me to confidently communicate and instruct children and adults in English and in Spanish.

Talks on 34South|61North:
-January 2014, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
-November 2013, Centro Cultural de Bellas Arte, Lima, Peru
-September 2013, La Troje, during Fesstijazz, Cochabamba, Bolivia
-July 2013, Sustainable Bolivia, Cochabamba, Bolivia
-May 2013, UTU Atlántida Formación professional base in sports secondary school, Uruguay
-May, 2013, Talk for primary school children at Escuela Pública 162, Uruguay
-April 2013, Zona Imaginaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Workshops on installation in public spaces and working with waste materials:
-October 2013, Kiosko Galeria, workshop for mixed ages, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
-September 2013, Sustainable Bolivia Open Day, workshop for mixed ages, Cochabamba, Bolivia
-June 2013, Atelier Luis Lopes, workshop for mixed ages, Curitiba, Brazil
-May, 2013, Workshop for primary school children at Escuela Pública 162, Uruguay
-April 2013, Zona Imaginaria, workshop open to all local residents Buenos Aires, Argentina

Other Workshop:
-September 2012, Group artistic workshops for deaf primary school children, And’Art 2012, Casablanca, Morocco

Design and Fashion
-August 2011- January 2012, Assistant for RB design
Tasks included:

  • Placing orders
  • Coordinating deliveries with couriers
  • Email/ Phone with clients, retailers and suppliers
  • Stock buying
  • Banking
  • Delivering larger orders London wide

-November 2009-March 2010, Stylist for Abercrombie and Fitch, Ginza, Tokyo
As one of the original stylist team employees in Abercrombie’s first store in Asia my role included:

  • Team leader of upto 20 stylists, point of communication between managers and staff
  • Changed and maintained displays and lighting in the 11 story flagship store
  • Dressed and styled models, responsible for maintaining styles
  • Provided style advice to customers

Awards and Prizes and Conferences
-January 2014, Casa Tres patios, artist in residence, Medellin, Colombia
-November 2013, Zona 30 artist in residence, Lima, Peru
-July-October 2013, Sustainable Bolivia artist in residence, Cochabamba, Bolivia
-August 2013, Invited to participate in the festival Enred Arte con Nada, 2013, mARTadero, Cochabamba, Bolivia
-May 2013, Curitoria Forence El Deseo de Otro Debates on arts management, La Pedrera, Uruguay
-April 2013, Zona Imaginaria resident artist- Buenos Aires, Argentina
-September 2012, And’Art Casablanca, cultural exchange for artists and musicians, Morocco
-July 2007, Stanley Picker Travel Award, South Korea
-February 2007, Minbak conferences, Matadero center, Madrid, Spain

Education and Qualifications
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Kingston University, London, U.K. 2008
Erasmus Exchange, Universidad de Vigo, Spain, 2007
BTEC Fine Art, West Kent College, Kent, U.K. 2004
Etching course, London Print Studio, London, U.K. 2011
Fluent spoken and written Spanish

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