WHO IS ANNA NOMIS?
ANNA NOMIS Ltd is an curatorial art and consultancy company based in the UK. We hold art exhibitions featuring well-known and emerging artists, provide art and aesthetic / design consultancy, valuation and pre-auction servies and bidding, and facilitate contemporary salons which bring together artists, poets and performers, alongside intellectuals, patrons, spectators and voyeurs.
The name "Anna Nomis" was chosen as a play on "anonymous", referencing artists and authors of subversion who have worked without a name, or under a pseudonym / non de plume, or whose work was separated from their name through time and history, thus forcing creations to viewed on their own terms as artworks.
Director, Consultant, Curator - Emma Louise Weston
The face behind ANNA NOMIS is art and design consultant Emma Louise Weston. She has an undergraduate degree in Art History and Theory from the University of Otago, and is well-regarded for her art exhibition curatorialship in Australasia, including catalogues on contemporary photography, New Expressionism, contemporary sculpture, figurative art and the "nude" - reflecting on the relationship and collaboration between artist and model, and the performative operation of artwork in relation to the spectator.
Ms Weston has additionally curated numerous solo exhibitions for individual artists throughout her career, including Philip Trusttum, Trevor Moffitt, Greg Johns, John L. Oxborough and Phil Miller.
She moved from Melbourne Australia to Europe in 2009, following the passing of her architect father from a rare cancer, seeking time-out to heal, travel and study. Well-qualified and regarded as a dealer and consultant in contemporary art, Ms Weston completed her Master of Arts in Comparative Art and Archaeology at University College of London (UCL) in Bloomsbury at the end of 2011, extending her knowledge into ancient culture and antiquities. She was selected for a further advanced postgraduate course specializing in Archaeology of the Middle East, for 2013-4, beyond which she has plans to complete a PhD examining the spread of iconography from the Middle East into the Eastern Mediterranean and so-called "Archaic" or "Orientalizing" era in the Greek world.
Ms Weston acts as an advisor to private collectors including various CEOs of companies, lawyers and investment bankers. She values privacy and confidentiality, and has bid-on-behalf of her clients at major art auctions to protect their anonymity. Ms Weston represented the buyer of the most expensive artwork sold at auction (at that time) in New Zealand. She is often called upon to give independent advice and opinion on the authenticity of contemporary artworks and antiquities within her domain of specialization.
Her flair and background in architecture and design history has seen her work on interior design of private residences, commercial receptions and interiors of boardrooms and offices, sourcing furniture and art, working for Thonet Australia, and undertaking projects for architects and private individuals. Combined with her art knowledge, this has enabled her to find harmonious and complimentary synergies of interior design and fine art acquisition for her clients, in both private and commercial settings.
Her focus for 2013 is to host salons (alongside her art consultancy), bringing together patrons, poets, artists and performers within creative settings, exploring themes, philosophy, expression and transgression in art projects.
Ms Weston is on sabbatical leave from April to August 2013, completing book projects for her publishing deadline, however will still be available for communication in the weeks leading up to major art auctions in New York, London and Paris.
Consultant & Co-curator - Sofie C Guerrero
Ms Sofie Guerrero is a visual artist, with a strong background in music promotion throughout Europe, dance and performance arts, and set and costume design for screen and stage, including "Hotel Follies" with Christopher Marney in 2009. She is classically trained in ballet in Geneva, where she was awarded a Nyon Choreographic scholarship, and studied contemporary dance under Merce Cunningham in New York. Her own artworks have explored mediums of fabric, colour, light, dance and movement, including "Choreocalligraphies" at the Music Room (2008), and the filmed work, "The Girl with the Long Piece of String" (2006), and a well-received solo exhibition as part of "Hidden Art" in 2002.
She is also well-known for Manga Workshops for teenagers for BBC Blast (2010), and encourging children to participate in art activities through her workshops "Painting Explorers", established since 2000.
Ms Guerrero acts as a co-curator and consultant for ANNA NOMIS both in respect of exhibitions, and in interior design projects and sourcing of fabrics, furniture and materials from London and wider Europe. Ms Guererro is also a key planner of Anna Nomis' salons in London.