I am an independent arts professional consulting with galleries, art dealers, arts organisations, artists and collectors.
An alumna from the Courtauld Institute of Art and UCL, I now have what's become known as a portfolio career (a somewhat fancy term when the work you do doesn't quite fit under a job title) that includes art world projects ranging from art fairs, PR and research, social media strategy & management and, less frequently, curating & art advisory for collectors.
Personal favourites of mine are contemporary photography (I have curated three shows, latest Spaces in Transition at Hanmi Gallery), multiples and editions and non traditional media such as collage & installation art.
I am also the co-director of YPA London and I have also been involved in several start up organisations, such as Spain NOW!, currently in its 5th year, AWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers, founded to support the careers of women art dealers and gallerists and Be Smart About Art, where I consult on the development of the programme of talks, courses & other activities.
You can find me on Twitter: @mariaveletas and you can follow the other accounts I manage @ypalondon, @multiplestore, @womenartdealers and @besmartaboutart