ELIZABETH XI BAUER TEAM
The people working at Elizabeth Xi Bauer are active in the art and culture scene internationally as critics, curators, activists and writers. We welcome critical thinking and those who practice it.
Giulia Damiani is an award-winning writer and editor based in London. In the last year, her work was selected for publication in major projects such as E.R.O.S press and movin’up. She has lectured on her research in institutions such as Goldsmiths University, Royal College of Art and The White Building (London). In May 2015 she directed a series of workshops and performances on a disused feminist archive in Naples; currently she is continuing to write narratives which supplement women’s art and history. In August 2015 she was in Bucharest to curate an exhibition, publication and more artistic ventures looking at the notion of ‘weight’, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
Pinto Rai Dhir
Pinto initially trained as a lawyer: graduating magna cum laude, followed by post-graduate studies at the Law Society (Braboeuf Manor) and Inns of Court. He studied Art History, Renaissance and Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute in London and New York and at Christie’s. His long-term objective, as the Managing Director of Liz Xi, is to offer unrivalled opportunities to engage with art and sustain the work of artists and writers. Pinto is a friend to a number of museums, foundations and Universities, and a patron of the Royal Academy of Arts.
An artist and researcher living and working in London, William completed his BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Archaeology (first class) from Durham University, and recently received an MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art, during which time he was awarded a distinction for his thesis, ‘The world has always been an internet of things: Introducing a mindset for designers in the Anthropocene.’ His work has been presented at conferences and exhibitions across Europe, and he is currently investigating non-anthropocentric approaches within technology, the arts, and social sciences. William has won many awards: Delta Rail and Brilliant finalist Durham Lumiere.
Edward Sheldrick completed his Master’s degree from Christie’s Education where he studied Modern and Contemporary Art. He is also a practicing artist and graduated with a First Class Honours in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University and a Distinction Foundation Diploma from Ravensbourne Institute of Art and Design. Edward has recently worked at Frieze Masters, Multiplied and has written for the Christie’s Education publication C#15 Magazine. Whilst undertaking his studies at Christie’s Education, Edward took part in training placements at the Kate MacGarry Gallery and Christie’s Auction House.
Zhaoyirou Li completed her Master’s degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art where she studied East Asian Art. She has worked at The London Original Print Fair, Yixin Studio of Antiquities, The Art Museum of Tsinghua University, The Rongbaozhai Rombon Auction House and The Museum of Yunnan Province as well as its Cultural Relics Association. She has written for the Art World online course and has curated an internal exhibition during her studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Now, she works for the esteemed The Capital Museum of Beijing.
Ekaterina gained a Distinction in her MA in Architecture and has also studied Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. She is an art specialist with deep connections with art galleries in Antwerp and the art scene in Russia. She lives and works between Belgium and Russia as an architect, designer and collaborator with contemporary art galleries such as the NK Gallery in Antwerp.
Keren Goldberg is an art critic and writer based in London and Tel Aviv, writing for various international magazines and online platforms such as Frieze, ArtReview, art-agenda, Mousse, Art Monthly and ARTnews. She is currently writing her PhD on Parafictional Art at Goldsmiths, London. She holds an MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design from The Royal College of Art, London, and a BA in The Interdisciplinary Art Programme and Psychology from Tel Aviv University.
Dr Chung Yan Cheung
Dr Chung Yan Cheung graduated with honours from the University of Bath and was recipient of the Roussel prize 1988. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong winning both the Li Ka Shing Prize and the Dr Stephen Chang Gold Medal. His posts have included: visiting scholar at the University of Washington; research assistant professor at Hong Kong University; and senior researcher in the UK. Passionate about photography and art education, Dr Cheung’s overriding objective, as a director of Liz Xi, is to develop a comprehensive art portal that can be accessed by everyone.
Jessie Bond is a writer and curator based in London. Since graduating from Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in 2014 she has been writing freelance, with articles and reviews published in Art Licks magazine, Exeunt Magazine, London Exhibitions and on the RCA website. She has developed collaborative projects for Five Years and Arcane Gallery; exploring ways that writing can exist within exhibitions, and has led workshops at the RCA and for DTK, Oslo.
Maria Pia Masella
Maria is an especially qualified individual. At Università la Sapienza, Rome she studied Modern Foreign Languages between 1994-1999. After this she undertook an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London between 2001-2002. Then a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine & Decorative Art from Christie’s Education, London between 2006-2007 and an MA in Modern & Contemporary Art from the University of Glasgow between 2007-2008 followed. Past projects include curating the ‘Coffee Art Project’ as well as working for In-arte & Artribune: the leading Italian magazine founded in 2011, which focuses on contemporary art and culture. Maria has also worked at the Tate and Frieze Masters.
Annabel Sheen studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of York before completing her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in Design History receiving a Distinction. She has conducted a training placement at the Guggenheim New York and has worked for the Serpentine Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has written for Apollo Magazine and is currently editor of the online design and lifestyle magazine ACHICA Living.
Maria Golovteeva completed her Master’s degree from Christie’s Education and Sotheby’s Institute of Art where she studied Art, Style and Design: Renaissance to Modernism and Art and Business respectively. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of St Andrews in Art History where she received the Van Gogh Museum Research Grant and the Elizabeth Gilmore Holt Scholarship. Her work has been published in North Street Review: Arts and Visual Culture and she contributes to the Russian Art and Culture magazine. She has presented at numerous conferences including Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Edinburgh, University of Maastricht and Trinity College Cambridge. She has also worked for the art dealer Zangrilli & Co.