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Candida Gertler OBE
Somerset House, South Wing
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
+44 (0)20 8127 1570
Candida Gertler OBE
Candida Gertler co-founded Outset Contemporary Art Fund with Yana Peel in June 2003. Having studied law and journalism in Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg and Geneva and worked for Spiegel TV, Germany, Candida went on to study Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute. She initiated the contemporary art events as a board member of the British Friends of the Arts Museums of Israel and is Chair of the organization ‘Women in the Arts Lunch’. She co-founded Artprojx and developed its philanthropic arm resulting in the creation of Outset Contemporary Art Fund. For more than a decade, Candida served as Executive Member of the Tate International Council. She was recipient of the 2010 Mont Blanc Award for Arts Patronage and was acknowledged as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Contemporary Visual Arts and Arts Philanthropy in Her Majesty’s 2015 Birthday Honours List.
Nicolette was an Associate Partner with strategy consulting firm Monitor Group. She worked with global corporates and governments to resolve strategic stakeholder issues and create development strategies at the intersection of private and public industry (UK, eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Southern Africa). During her studies in the arts Nicolette worked at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Tate and aspreyjacques gallery.
Nicolette holds a Masters in Digital Art History from Birkbeck College, a Diploma in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design from Christie’s Education, and from the University of the Witwatersrand a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Business Administration) and a Bachelor of Arts.
Jack joined Outset in 2017 with a focus on the charities operations, as well as managing the patrons programme, productions and corporate partnerships. Having completed his degree in Fine Art from the University of Edinburgh, Jack worked in luxury hospitality and events for corporate clients including Coutts, Barclays Premiere, Investec, Conde Nast and James Thomson’s Hotel Collection. Prior to Outset, Jack worked for the Royal Collection, stationed between Buckingham Palace and Clarence House during their seasonal openings to the public, was a studio assistant for Turner Prize Nominee Monster Chetwynd, and was further a part of the inaugural team at Nottingham Contemporary when it launched as a new hub for art in the midlands under director Alex Farquharson.
William joined Outset in 2019 bringing a decade of experience in the affordable workspace sector to the groundbreaking Studiomakers initiative. An artist himself, William founded his own studio provider ‘Southwark Studios’ and negotiated pioneering agreements that secured new workspaces in South London. Using this specialist knowledge and experience William is now working for Studiomakers across Greater London with developers, local councils and studio providers to increase the supply of long-term affordable spaces for the entire creative sector.
Charlotte first joined Outset in 2017 supporting the launch of new patron initiatives in Scotland. Now as Artist and Institutional Liaison, Charlotte works closely with Outset’s network of artists, curators and public institutions internationally, as well as managing our programme of grants. She is passionate about the social impact that the charity’s work unlocks, and enjoys leading research across the organisation, finding new and innovative ways to support the arts.
Charlotte holds a first class honours in Art History and English Literature MA (hons) from the University of Edinburgh, and studied at the University of Miami, where she was involved closely with local outreach programmes as well as Miami History Museum.
George joined Outset having previously worked at the Royal Academy of Arts for five years. He studied Art History at the University of Sussex and the Courtauld Institute of art before joining Photo London and the Ben Uri Museum and Gallery. George founded and edits Contra, a publication which explores the intersections between visual culture and conflict.
Veronique de Champvallier Parke is a collector and philanthropist. She has established a strong commitment to the arts through her leadership in many international arts organisations and initiatives, including Outset Contemporary Art Fund (Chair of Trustees), Fluxus Art Projects (Vice Chairman), Amis du Centre Pompidou (Trustee), and Member of the Tate International Council. In 2018, she co-founded LaunchPad LaB, an artists’ residency programme in Charente, France. Having earned her law degree in France, an MBA from the Stern School, NYU and a Masters in Contemporary Art Studies from The University of Manchester, UK, Veronique has combined her professional skills with personal passions to develop a track record of nurturing both successful arts organisations and the thriving careers of artists, whose work she has collected and followed.
Micaela Boas has been involved with Outset since 2005. She graduated with a BA in Latin American Literature from the University of Texas-Austin and an MA in Art and Arts Education from Columbia University. Before moving to London, Micaela was a Programme Director with Teach For America New York and the Arts Director at Explore Charter school in Brooklyn and worked with the schools programs at both the Whitney Museum and MoMA in New York. Micaela began Outset Family in 2008 in a response to the shortage of arts education programs supporting vulnerable children and young people.
Dr. Kirstie Skinner established Outset Scotland in 2013, in order to encourage more philanthropic investment in contemporary art in Scotland. Prior to this, Kirstie devised education and curatorial professional development programmes for various institutions, including National Galleries of Scotland, Collective Gallery, Glasgow International Art Festival, Scottish Arts Council, and Contemporary Art Society. She taught for many years at the University of Edinburgh and at Edinburgh College of Art, where she submitted her doctoral thesis, Spectres of Minimalism, in 2010.
Having been engaged in research around Scotland’s public collections for over a decade, Kirstie is now also founding editor of a website on the subject – http://www.collectingcontemporary.org – built in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh while serving as their Fellow in Contemporary Art Theory and Curating 2015/16.
Elena Hill’s home is in Bath, a Southwest region of England. Elena primarily works in artist moving image with over 12 years of experience. When not supporting Outset as its Southwest regional Director, Elena is the Director of Soda Film + Art Ltd (SoFA), a UK based agency for artist film production with associated publishing. SoFA looks for innovated ways to finance and promote artist moving image projects and feature length films through collaborative responses between the visual arts and the film industry. Elena set up SoFA as a centralized bureau taking care of all aspects of the film value chain for visual artists. Elena has been key in supporting and mentoring artists wishing to transfer into film both at the beginning of their careers as well as showcasing established artists for a wider audience. Elena set up AMIE (Artist Moving Image Exhibition), a city – wide festival for moving image installations and screenings in 2004. AMIE now sits in Bath School of Art & Design. Elena is interested in art as a tool for change and is particularly interested in high impact socially referenced and environmental projects. Elena divides her time between London and Bath, UK.
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Bettina Klein (on maternity leave 2020)
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Programme & Marketing Director
Bettina Böhm is an art historian with long-standing involvement in charitable causes. She holds an MA in Art History as well as Modern German Philology and History from Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Dusseldorf and followed her dedication to cultural philanthropy as Founding Chairman of the Stiftung für das Museum Folkwang, Essen. Further, she worked closely with private collector Thomas Olbricht on The Olbricht Collection and supported the build-up of a contemporary art gallery over the course of two years. Bettina Böhm was appointed Director of Outset Germany acting officially as of 1st January 2016. Member of the Artnet AG Advisory Board since May 2018.
Elena Schlöndorff joined Outset in April 2020. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in business psychology, she realized her passion for pursuing the arts. She consequently did a number of internships at galleries and auction houses before going on to doing her MA in Arts & Cultural Management at King’s College, London. Before joining Outset she worked at the German art magazine BLAU.
Bettina Klein joined Outset in May 2019. She holds an MA in Arts Management from University Maastricht (UM) and has worked in the international art market for over a decade at renowned institutions such as Art Dubai and Sfeir-Semler Gallery. Bettina lived in the UAE from 2007-2016 and is an expert on the contemporary Middle Eastern art scene. She continues to facilitate connections with the region.
Further she is a member of the External Advisory Board of UM and founding member of the UM Art and Culture Alumni chapter in Berlin.
Nitzan Wolanski joined Outset in November 2011. She holds a BA in Literature and The Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts from Tel Aviv University, and she studied at the Seminar for Visual Culture, Criticism and Theory at Camara Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv. Nitzan is currently the Director of International Relations at MoBY-museums of Bat Yam. She has previously worked at Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair, Tel Aviv, and at Studio Art Magazine.
Iris Rywkind Ben Zour is the Chair of Outset Israel.
Iris was Outset Israel Director from October 2012 till December 2018. Formerly, she was a member of the BFAMI Committee (British Friends of Israel Museums). Iris studied publishing at the London College of Printing, Art History at Tel Aviv University, Curating and Critical Writing at Central Saint Martin College of Art and holds a diploma in Modern and Contemporary Art Studies from Christie’s education, London.
Iris was the initiator and co-editor of the best seller ‘Israel Art Now’ (2009) published by Modan Publishing house. Iris curated exhibitions, involved in promoting Israeli art through special projects such as The JCC, London, Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair, Tel Aviv and The Shpilman Institute for Photography, Tel Aviv.
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Feroze Gujral founded the Gujral Art Foundation, supporting higher education in the arts. Feroze is also a curator, patron of The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh and a prominent media personality in India.
Stephanie Schuitemaker joined Outset Netherlands in 2018. Since 2016 Stephanie organises with her company SCHUIT exhibitions with wearable art and performance supporting young emerging artists and designers. She holds a BA in Finance and International Economics from the University of Amsterdam and a minor in History of Art. Currently she is doing a masters at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam specialising in exhibiting and market development for wearable art and performance.
Daan joined Outset Netherlands in September 2019, having recently graduated from the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam with a BA in Cultural Heritage. During his studies, he worked for socio-political contemporary art space Framer Framed in Amsterdam.
Auke van den Hout is board member in charge of finance of Outset Netherlands since its launch in March 2012. He is a European entrepreneur, actively involved in various internet start up companies (Adatus, Consentu, ReturnSocial). He is a well regarded expert on digital media and advertising. Auke also serves on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, a global industry group. After a career in investment banking, Auke has been working in the marketing and media industry since 1998. As managing director of publishing group VNU / Claritas Europe, he set up the marketing information business in Europe. Subsequently, he became European CEO of Nasdaq listed data marketing company Acxiom. Auke van den Hout holds a masters degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is an alumni from Stanford University.
Artemis Stamatiadis joined OUTSET.Greece in January 2017, as Grants Co-ordinator and became Director in 2021. She graduated with BA Degrees in History of Art & Architecture and in Archaeology from Brown University (USA). She holds an MA in Museum Studies from New York University (USA). Prior to joining OUTSET.Greece, Artemis worked at a number of institutions including NEON Organization for Culture and Development, Greece; Tate Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Gladstone Gallery, New York.
Karin Laansoo launched Outset Estonia in April 2015. After receiving her MA in Art History from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2002, she has worked as a producer and Gallery Manager in Tallinn and New York. Karin has curated numerous exhibitions and projects in the United States and in Europe as well as published the award-winning book 22+ Young Estonian Artists (2005). In 2013 the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs honored Karin for her work in introducing Estonian contemporary culture in New York. She has been the Director of the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) since its founding in 2012.
Maarja Oviir-Neivelt co-founded Outset Estonia in April 2015. After receiving her MA in Law from Northwestern University in the United States, Maarja worked as legal counsel for the London office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and as an attorney in an Estonian law firm. Her philanthropic work extends to providing legal and strategic advice to several nonprofit organizations. Maarja has served as a member of the Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee of the Tate Museum since 2014. In 2016 the Estonian government recognized Maarja’s philanthropic work with the honorary title ‘Friend of Culture’.
Kadri Laas is a cultural manager, art lawyer, and freelance curator based in Tallinn. She obtained her MA in law from the University of Tartu (2011), BA from the department of art history at the Estonian Academy of Arts (2012), and subsequently attended various art business courses at New York University in 2013. Kadri is currently Project Manager for the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC), which is focused on fostering international exposure for Estonian artists as well as developing the contemporary art scene in Estonia. In 2016 she also became Managing Director of the bi-annual Tallinn Photomonth.
Katre Savi joined Outset in September 2016. She holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Tartu. Katre has extensive experience as a project manager for collaborative international projects – she has been involved in educational, design management, and service design training project in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Outset Estonia, Katre gained valuable insights into the contemporary art scene, working for Temnikova & Kasela Gallery.
Annika Toots has been involved with Outset Estonia since April 2016. Annika is an art historian and a freelance art writer. She holds a MA in Art Theory and is a PhD candidate at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her research is focused on the complex relationship between visual culture and memory, with a particular interest in photography. She has written articles on contemporary art and curated art and book exhibitions. Her latest projects include a book on the studio spaces of contemporary Estonian artists.