Arabella Morabito

Arabella Morabito
arabella.morabito@hotmail.it


Date of birth: 3rd October 1998
Place of birth: Brussels
Nationality: Dual British and Italian citizenship

Education 

•University of Exeter, MA International Contemporary Art; Business and Curation 2020-2021
•Christie's Education; Inside the Global Contemporary Art World, Modern Art 2020- 2021
•University College London (UCL), BA honours History of Art & Italian 2016-2020
•Lyçée Chateaubriand de Rome (French Baccalaureate: "Mention bien") 2014-2016
•Grand lycée Franco Libanais de Beirut 2010-2014

Gallery Work Experience

Victor Edelstein's exhibition "Venice" (The Studio, 73 Glebe Place, London) December 2019
• Front of house of the exhibition
• Assistant to client sales

Gagosian Gallery (Via Crispi 16, Rome) January 2019-May 2019
• Weekly auction results research
• Meticulously translated art reviews, emails, catalogues for the gallery
• Constant research on artnet
• Coordinated with the invitations and seating for Gagosian dinners and events.
• Engaged with world wide museums with the objective of not crashing with Gagosian events
• Organised flights and itineraries for clients and Gagosian staff
• Intermedia for Christie's - Phillips and Sotheby's to receive their auction catalogues

Galleria Russo (Via Alibert 20, Rome) September 2018-January 2019 and May 2019-June 2019
• Greeting clients at the entrance of the Gallery
• Constant research in Rome libraries and in the gallery for catalogue resume
• Responsabile for the Gallery archive (translating catalogue entries, helping mount exhibitions, front desk, coordinating for social media (newsletter, instagram, facebook)
• Assisting clients during sale viewings and preview exhibiting days
• Setting up and dismantling exhibition stand for ART VERONA 2018
• Coordination of off site event at Musei di Villa Torlonia of the painter Duilio Cambellotti

Cesare Lampronti (44 Duke Street, London) March 2018
• Gallery manager (sole charge during Maastricht Art fair)
• Daily working with the restorer of the gallery
• Extreme discretion with confidential and sensitive information

Auction Work Experience

Christie's King Street London (Estates, Appraisals & Valuations)  May-June 2017
• Created catalogues of objects for client valuation
• Worked on Excel listing chronology and subject matter
• Courier missions
• Prepared and participated in weekly Auctions including Contemporary Indian Art, Modern Russian Art, Hermès Handbags

Museum Work Experience

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) Lisbon July 2017
• Front desk of the museum, interacting and explaining the collection and its paintings to visitors
• Teaching and creating art related games to school groups
• Translating emails inquiries from Italian, French, Portuguese

Other Work Experience

Le Gray Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon  June 2014
• Worked in all sectors of the Hotel, including reception, room service, housekeeping, kitchen assistance.

Leadership experience and volunteering

University College London, Secretary of the Italian Society May 2017-May 2018
• Scheduled weekly networking opportunities that attract 50-100 students from University College London
• Weekly volunteer Language classes for beginner students contribute to improving my social adaptability
• Staff-student Consultative for the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society (SELCS)
• Bi-annual meetings to discuss student issues ability to liase between undergraduates and academic staff

University College London, Member of the History of Art Society September 2016-June 2020
• Regular visits and discussions on current exhibition in London

AVSI, Syrian refugee camp, Marjayoun, Lebanon  July 2015-August 2015
Volunteer in Italian NGO
• Formulated solutions to create synergy between academic performance and interactivity through drawings and social activities of psychologically disturbed children
• Guided volunteers through daily meetings and arranged effective timetables to involve children in learning English and Mathematics

Languages

• English (native), Italian (native), French (fluent), Spanish (Intermediate), Portuguese (Basic), Arabic (Basic)

Skills and interests

• IT skills: Excel, Power Point, Word, Photo shop
• Oral and written communications skills
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Travelling (lived in 5 countries over 3 continents)

References available on request