Tangent Projects is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic intern for their gallery and studio spaces in the L'Hospitalet de Llobregat area of Barcelona.
The internship would be from early 2021 for 3-6 months.
We are looking for an organised person with good interpersonal and communication skills. They will need to be self-motivated and flexible. A good level of English is necessary and some level of spoken Spanish would be advantageous. An interest in contemporary art would definitely be welcome.
Your responsibilities will include:
- liasing with the studio artists and assisting them with their potential needs
- coordinating events (artists talks, drawing nights, open studio weekends etc)
- invigilation of the gallery
- talking to visitors about exhibitions
- liaising with artists
- helping with gallery administration
- assisting during the installation of exhibitions
- researching and contacting potential sponsors
- researching funding possibilities
You will spend your time learning the day to day aspects of running a small artist-driven cultural association, gallery and studios. You will work closely with the founding director on all the different artistic components of Tangent Projects.
About Tangent Projects
Tangent Projects is a curatorial initiative set up to work with artists on site-responsive exhibitions and projects.
With a desire to add multiplicity to the current art archetype, Tangent Projects endeavours to showcase exemplary works in a variety of different media and platforms - including books, exhibitions, performances and on-line commissions.
In offering the opportunity for digressions to be pursued, ideas and processes that might normally have been discarded in favour of the main discourse will have the potential to reach a conclusion. Without a commercial bias and with experimentation encouraged, Tangent Projects invites artists to explore the diversions and deviations within their artistic practice.
In simple terms, to give artists the leeway to "go off on a tangent".
Tangent Projects is now a small independent artspace with the remit of not only offering an exhibition space for artists to experiment with their practice but also a space to act as a counterpoint to the current gallery model by actively seeking to redress and challenge inequality within the arts by exhibiting work by artists that are all too often marginalised.
Within this new artspace there are 7 affordable artist studios and a small art gallery/project space. The gallery opened in June 2019, it has a full exhibition schedule for 2021 and is currently beginning to work on projects for 2022.
To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]