ABOUT


ACT! is a platform providing professional development programmes for artists, galleries, and professionals in the art world. Our HQ offices are in London but we operate online (meaning everywhere). We only work with art world professionals, who have achieved a high level of authority in their fields to design programmes that address our participants' real problems and concerns. 

TEAM


 

Francesca Bellini Tate Modern Patron

Francesca Bellini-Joseph

Founding Director

Francesca is the Founding Director of ACT!, where she envisions, develops, and oversees our programmes and initiatives.

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Danielle Burrows

Institutional Partnerships

Dani is responsible for establishing relationships with international institutions and developing special projects.

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Ylenia Corsi

Social Media & Admin Support

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TUTORS

Our tutors are seasoned lecturers, book authors, curators, directors, art patrons and art professionals. 


 

Georgina Adam From The Art Newspaper

Georgina Adam

Georgina is the editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper and columnist of the Financial Times. She is a book author and a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

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Alessio Antoniolli From Gasworks

Alessio Antoniolli

Alessio is the Director of Gasworks & Triangle Network in London. He has lectured widely and has been part of many juries including the UK’s Turner Prize in 2019.

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Francesca Bellini Tate Modern Patron

Francesca Bellini-Joseph

Francesca is a member of the Tate Executive Committee, Latin American Acquisition Committee, and patron of other international institutions. She is a Senior Lecturer at Sotheby's Institute.

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Aaron Cezar

Aaron is the Director of Delfina Foundation in London. Among many events, he curated the performance programme of the 58th Venice Biennale. He has been appointed to numerous boards and juries including the Turner Prize. 

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Flavia Figeri

Flavia curated Tate's 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' and the 'World Goes Pop', among others. She is the National Portrait Gallery's Chanel Curator, a role responsible for enhancing the representation of female artists and sitters in the Gallery’s Collection.

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Gabriel Perez-Barreiro

Gabriel served as director of the Cisneros Collection (NYC) for ten years and is currently Senior Advisor. He curated the 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial and the Brazilian pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.

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Leslie Ramos

Leslie is the Head of the International Council of La Fondation Maeght. She was Senior Patron Manager at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and before that at the Teatro La Fenice and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. She frequently writes about philanthropy for the Art Newspaper and Apollo. 

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Gilda Williams

Gilda is an art critic, London correspondent for Artforum magazine and Senior Lecturer on the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths. She is the author of the book How to write about contemporary art.

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