Stanford University

Gagosian Gallery Undergraduate Internship

Application deadline: February 5, 2020

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Larry Gagosian opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in 1980, specializing in modern and contemporary art. In thirty years, Gagosian has evolved into a global network with sixteen exhibition spaces in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Geneva, Rome, Athens, and Hong Kong. Gagosian’s vibrant contemporary program features the work of leading international artists. The gallery publishes scholarly exhibition catalogues and artist monographs, as well as catalogues raisonnés. Since 2012, an innovative and engaging magazine on the gallery’s art and artists has been published four times per year.
Dates
Between 6/22/20 and 8/14/20
Funding
Up to $4,500 from France-Stanford Center (Gagosian will provide a stipend of 500 euros per month)
Grant recipients will be required to submit a three-page report within two weeks after their return.
Recipients for this internship must be enrolled at Stanford the quarter following the completion of the project for which they received funding. Thus, students who wish to pursue a fellowship the summer after their senior year may do so, but only if they apply for and receive permission from the University Registrar to enroll for a “graduation quarter” the following fall. More information on graduation quarters can be found here.
Description
Searches on artists and artworks. Press articles and auctions results monitoring. Daily tasks (placing orders, mailing, day to day requests from artists or clients).
Location
Paris, France
Eligibility
Undergraduate students (Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior)
Language requirement
French proficiency (Frenlang 22C or Frenchlang 23C). Interviews will be conducted.
Prerequisites
Background and interest in art history, decorative and graphic arts, French history and culture. French proficiency.
Application
Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Itemized budget
  • Letter to be addressed to the France-Stanford Center Director describing your interests and why you are applying for the position. Please explain the nature of your background and skills. Where and how did you acquire the relevant training? Are there particular courses you took, particular research projects you pursued, etc.? (800 words)
  • Recommendation letter from the applicant’s advisor, discussing the applicant and the merits of the proposed visit (1 page). Request this recommendation on your application form
  • Applicant’s resume (1 page)
  • Unofficial Stanford transcript

Contact
Isabelle Collignon, francestanford@stanford.edu