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JONATHAN S. COPES
JON.COPES98@GMAIL.COM

GAGOSIAN GALLERY (February 2023 - Present)
DEI Contractor
• Design and implement a system of communication for cultural/heritage events within the gallery
• Create accessible and relatable materials to educate others about diversity, equity, and inclusion including recommendations for music, films, readings, essays, and references from a diverse range of sources
• Contributing writer to Gagosian Quarterly Online
DEI Committee Intern
• Consulted, researched, and contributed to press releases and exhibition materials for exhibition especially pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Researched and compiled information on programs happening nationally and internationally at arts institutions, museums, non profits, and city governments related to cultural heritage dates
• Attended the front desk, greeted visitors, and spoke knowledgeably about exhibitions happening across 19 global exhibition sites
• Attended gallery openings and assisted in greeting visitors, managing lines, and preparing to receive VIP clients and guests

VAE RALEIGH Exhibitions Intern (February 2022 - June 2022)
• Assisted the Director of Exhibitions in the ideation, planning, and execution of the physical and logistical aspects of VAE’s exhibitions, including solo, juried, and curated exhibitions in 7 venues around the Triangle
• Designed, curated, and installed the exhibition PLAY at Dock 1053
• Installed artwork in gallery spaces using basic tools and rail hanging systems
• Created and promoted calls for artists, designed exhibition materials (labels, webpages, gallery guides, etc), and communicated precisely with artists and exhibition venues
• Used curatorial research to ideate and brainstorm with VAE staff and exhibition partners
• Coordinated art delivery and pick-up and extensively handled artwork (all mediums) for transportation, packaging, and installation
• Staffed exhibition receptions and maintained gallery spaces
• Greeted and spoke knowledgeably about artwork and VAE to visitors of the main gallery

VISIONARY JUSTICE STORYLAB Resisting Narratives of Erasure Fellow (October 2020 - March 2021) • Directed and produced experimental documentary We Can Help Each Other Be Brave (2020)
• Created a production schedule and met production deadlines for filming and editing
• Budgeted, planned, and organized film shoot days

• Wrote blog content for VJS website to detail and document creative process
• Participated in screenings and panel discussions to promote community engagement and build audience relationships

ADHOC PRESENTS Kings Raleigh Summer Intern (June 2019 - September 2019)
• Designed flyers, advertising materials, and calendars in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Wrote engaging copy to promote events on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and formatted monthly newsletters informing subscribers of events in the area

MFA FINE ARTS SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK,NY 2024
BA COMMUNICATION (MEDIA), ART + DESIGN - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY RALEIGH, NC 2020