Amelie von Wedel
Amelie von Wedel graduated with a double Masters in Art History and Economics from Edinburgh and Berlin Universities.
Before setting up Wedel Art in 2006, Amelie von Wedel worked for various high profile art institutions and galleries, including the Zeughaus museum in Berlin and Kunstmanagement Judith Betzler in Munich, as well as running the education and exhibition programme of The Red Mansion Foundation.
As a curator, art consultant and gallerist, Amelie von Wedel has run an exhibition programme that includes the first UK exhibitions of Zeng Fanzhi, Ai Weiwei and Theaster Gates to name just a few, as well as many critically acclaimed themed exhibitions. Collaborative museum projects include the commission of a Peter Liversidge performance at the Whitechapel gallery in London among other performance art commissions.
With Ute Grosenick, Amelie von Wedel co -edited a survey book on Chinese contemporary art, published by DuMont and future book projects are in planning. She has also lectured extensively around the world on contemporary art.
Amelie von Wedel is serving as a director of the ‘Give A Future Foundation’, mitigating the effects of poverty through education and economic development. In 2009, she co-founded Intelligence Squared Asia with Yana Peel and in 2012 joined Intelligence Squared Group as Group Executive Director.
Pernilla Holmes holds an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She began her career collection building and curating for one of the most eminent collections in America, and she has since worked with top notch contemporary galleries, written for leading magazines and catalogues on art, advised important private collections and curated numerous critically acclaimed solo and group exhibitions of both emerging and established artists at key points in their careers.
At one time a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Newsweek, Art Review and ARTnews, Pernilla has proven herself to have a keen knack for knowing trends ahead of the curve . She has lectured and given public talks at such venues as the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Art. At Haunch of Venison gallery in London she held the position of programme curator – working closely with gallery artists such as Richard Long and Diana Thater - and travelled extensively to keep abreast of international trends. Her extensive experience with private collectors and philanthropists spurred a strong interest in innovative thought in arts philanthropy. Independent projects include co-curating edgy young shows such as ‘Bootleg’, a show in the east end of London featuring 80 emerging artists.
Pernilla joined Wedel Art as Director in 2010, and has since co-curated The Arts Club’s collection and exhibition program, while also working with and advising both foundation and private clients. Pernilla is passionate about bringing clients and artists together to develop larger projects, which currently includes a performance by Peter Liversidge at The Whitechapel Gallery, a major new performance commission by Ryan McNamara in Hong Kong and a long-term international project with Oscar Murillo.