Lily Fierman

2011

Curatorial Studies

I am one of two Directors of Sales at Hamburg Kennedy Photographs. I work under the dealer/consultant Maria Hamburg Kennedy, who has been in the business for 30 years. I am responsible for overseeing all online operations including sales, social media and Internet presence.

I love the job so far because I get to surround myself with all of these beautiful images and work with artists directly to make sure they are making the most of their careers.

During my junior year I interned at the Institute of Contemporary Art in the curatorial department. It was there that I learned what I wanted to do as well as the daily operations of a gallery. The things I learned there and the connections made have helped me greatly. 

Working at the ICA, I learned that sometimes the most repetitive of tasks are really what forms the foundation of a large project, such as an exhibition. I never realized just how much detail and precision goes into the de-installation of a show. I have slowed down my thought process and taken the time to focus on every step of a project. The benefits of having an internship are immeasurable. Interning is the first step in becoming part of the art world

Moore prepared me better than I could have ever asked. My professors taught me the importance of going to events and introducing yourself as well as staying up to date on art world news. Most importantly, Moore taught me that the best thing you can do for your career is to GO SEE ART as much as possible.