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SERGIO PARDO LÓPEZ Résumé

370 W 46th St, ap 4, New York, 10036, NY spl316@nyu.edu +1 917 859 4253 www.sergiopardo.com www.linkedin.com/in/sergio-pardo-lopez

EXPERIENCE ART ADMINISTRATOR

Associate Director. Percent for Art, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York

I am interested in further exploring ways to manage, advocate and promote public art to be used as a tool for social engagement, civic pride and economic development. I believe that Public art’s success highly depends on the intersection of three major components: pieces of high artistic interest; an adequate understanding of the environment; and the active involvement of the community. Fulbright Scholar, NYU M.A. in Visual Arts Administration Candidate and M.S. in Architecture, I am an insightful global abstract thinker: visually-driven, creative person that pays attention to small details but always keeping the big picture in mind.

Jan 15-present

Promote creative placemaking through public art by co-managing all phases of development and implementation of 88 public art projects with a total allocation of $9.7M in five boroughs of NYC. Unify the brand narrative for Percent for Art by aligning communication channels such as website, social media, brand presentations with its vision and developping marketing and leadership strategies. · Curate and present national and international artist roster for review by selection panel for new commissions. · Manage artists throughout design, fabrication, delivery and installation stages (projects span an approximate 2-4 year period). Select artwork site and coordinate architectural integration. · Facilitate project coordination with stakeholders: artists, city department and agencies, architects and elected officials. · Create framework to track impact of Percent for Art by developing the first interactive project database. · Proposed campaign for program awareness in partnership with MTA Arts and Design.

Nov 14-Jun 15 Co-director and Curator. Galería Veintinueve, Palma de Mallorca · Spearheaded gallery expansion through a feasibility study and business plan for the new gallery space in Madrid. · Curated one show and represented the gallery at JustMad fair, with a 70% sales increase.

Associate Director. Oliva Arauna Gallery, Madrid

Dec 13-May 14

· Artistic and budgetary management of the gallery: sales, proposals, marketing and media relations. · Curated the first exhibition of Antanas Sutkus photograpy in Madrid, “Daily Life Archives 19591992” and gallery representative at ARCO 14 Madrid Contemporary Art Fair.

Collection Manager and Assistant Curator. Lola Garrido Collection, Madrid

Jan 08-Mar 09

Increased visibility and promoted prominent Spanish private photography collection on a national and international platform through curation, acquisition (Christie’s, Phillips, Lempertz), cataloguing and management. Curated exhibitions: · “Mistaken Identity”, Hilton Brothers’ Photography Exhibition at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. Co-author of 250-page published exhibition catalogue. · “Mujeres en Plural”, Photography Exhibition including Diane Arbus, Cecil Beaton, CartierBresson at Canal de Isabel II Foundation, Madrid, Spain.

CURATORIAL

Curator. Do Your P’Art Foundation, Chicago Jan 10-Jun 10 Playfully bridged social gaps through art in Chicago area schools by developing, executing and curating a public art intervention “Art in a Box”.

Assistant Curator. Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venice · Assistant Curator and onsite representative of Curator Paola Mola in the authoritative retrospective “Medardo Rosso. The Transient Form”. · Executive Assistant of the Museum’s Curator Luca Massimo Barbero. · Conducted multilingual VIP private tours of Temporary Exhibition “All in the Present Must Be Transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys” and public tours of the Permanent Collection.

Jun 07-Oct 07


CURATORIAL

Assistant Curator. Manuel Blanco, Madrid Actualizing exhibitions from concept to finish by content selection, design drawings, production supervision and catalogue. Curated exhibitions: · Spanish Pavilion, “España [f.] Nosotras las ciudades” at 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture. · “España [f.] Nosotras las ciudades” at Arquerías Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid. · Valencia Community Stands at Arco Madrid Contemporary Art Fair.

Jan 06-Nov 07

ARCHITECTURE

Freelance Architect. Madrid. Architecture, furniture design and site supervision of 7 projects. Budget range $100K-$300K.

Sep 08-Dec 14

Contributing Architect. A3Arquitectos. Madrid Architecture and site supervision of four projects. Budget range $200K-$5.6M.

TEACHING

EDUCATION

Teacher Assistant. Prof. Jesus Ulargui, Madrid Polythecnics (UPM), Madrid Architectural Studio Course. Teacher Assistant. Prof. Manuel Blanco, Madrid Polythecnics (UPM), Madrid Architectural Analysis Course.

Jan 09-Jul 09

Feb 14-Dec 14 Feb 06-May09

May 17

MA. Visual Arts Administration New York University (NYU). GPA: 3.85/4 Recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. · Relevant courses: Urban Development and the Visual Arts, Art and Artists in Urban Revitalization, Strategic Planning, Museum Education, Marketing.

June 13

MS. Architecture. Madrid Polytechnics (UPM) Visiting Student in Architecture. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago GPA: 4/4 Recipient of the Rafael del Pino Scholarship. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

May 10

2016

Arts Advocacy Day Coordinator. NYU Advocates for Cultural Engagement, Washington DC Arts Educator. Action for Change, Madrid Scholarship Selector. United World Colleges. Spanish Committee, Madrid Member of the Spanish selection commitee which awards anually $700K to high school students

2013-2014 2004-present

Student Representative for the University Council. UPM, Madrid

RECOGNITIONS

SKILLS

2009

Student Representative for the Council or Architectural Composition. UPM, Madrid

2006-2008

Social Service Coordinator. Refugee Camp in Kozina, Slovenia. · English teacher and activities for the elderly.

2001-2003

Fulbright Scholarship Master in VA Administration, Steinhardt School of Culture, New York University.

2015

Dean’s Honor List Award Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, Chicago.

2010

Rafael del Pino Scholarship Studies of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

2009

Bancaja Scholarship Graduate studies in Chicago.

2009

Salomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Scholarship Professional internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

2007

Maribor Spring Festival Scholarship Art workshop coordinator in representation of the United World Colleges, Slovenia.

2003

United World College Scholarship International Bachalaureate at the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy.

2001

Computer literacy Statistical (SAS, Microsoft Excel), Graphic (Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Indesign), Architecture (Autocad, Archicad, Revit, Rhino) Languages English (fluent), Spanish (native), Italian (fluent), Galician (native), Chinese (basic), French (basic)

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