SALOON London is a professional network for women in the arts London which also includes and invites trans and non-binary members with the objective of creating an open forum to exchange ideas, experiences and initiate collaborations. We are interested in fostering dialogue through monthly events that highlight our members’ projects whether through studio visits, curator led tours or panel discussions followed by an intimate dinner. Our members range from curators to artists, advisors, gallerists, academics and journalists. Mara Johanna Kolmel and Natalia Fuller founded SALOON London in July 2019 with Mariana Lemos joining the team in August 2020. In April 2024, the two founders Mara Johanna Kolmel and Natalia Fuller left the SALOON London Board. From May 2024, Dot Zhihan Jia and Maximiliane Leuschner join as new Board members.


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Board Member Maximiliane Leuschner
Board Member Maximiliane Leuschner

Maximiliane Leuschner (she/her) is an art critic and essayist, with by-lines in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Burlington Contemporary, C Magazine, frieze, and Texte zur Kunst. She trained as an art historian at The Courtauld Institute of Art and the universities of Bonn and Cork. She lives in London. Some of her favourite writers are Giulia Carcasi, Lydia Davis, Clarice Lispector, and Nathalie Sarraute.


Board Member Mariana Lemos
Board Member Mariana Lemos

Mariana Lemos (she/her) is a curator from Lisbon based in London working with feminist methodologies, disability and illness, performance art, affect, and queer/feminist posthumanisms. She is a working member of the FDRG feminist reading group, often writes, and has held positions at Union Pacific, Lisson Gallery, the Feminist Library and the studio of Angela de la Cruz. She received her MFA in Curating from the Goldsmiths University of London in 2020.

Board Member Dot Zhihan Jia
Board Member Dot Zhihan Jia

Dot Zhihan Jia (she/her) is a curator based in the UK. In her work, she considers diasporic feelings as worldmaking and translation as close reading. She is a member of the Feminist Duration Reading Group and editor of Chán Magazine. She completed studies in Psychology in Germany and subsequently received an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, as well as an MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art. She is the recipient of the PSA Emerging Curator Award 2021. She currently works as the curator at esea contemporary.

Board Member Alexandra Steinacker-Clark
Board Member Alexandra Steinacker-Clark

Alexandra Steinacker-Clark (she/her) is an American-Austrian art historian, curator, writer and podcaster. She lives and works in London, UK. She obtained her BA in History of Art at University College London and continued her education at Goldsmiths University with an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Her areas of research include feminism in contemporary art, western museum policies, as well as accessibility and engagement in the arts. She is the founder and host of the 'All About Art' Podcast, Board Member of SALOON Network, and a TEDx speaker. She currently holds a position as Gallery & Exhibitions Manager at Gallery Max Hetzler after her time at Skarstedt Gallery following her positions as Studio Manager for a London-based artist and 4 years at Sotheby’s Auction House.


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Tamara Admoni (Curator and Artist Consultant)

Rosana Antoli (Artist,

Uliana Apatina (Artist,

Sabina Apostoloff (Senior Associate, AndArt Agency,

Nea Arranosky (Patrons Manager Tate,

Antonia Bartoli (Curator,

Marisa Bellani (Founder and Creative director at Roman Road,

Aviv Benn (Artist,

Sarah Blum (Relationship and Events Manager,

Lydia Boehm (Artist,

Fatma Bucak (Artist and Researcher)

Melissa Budasz (Artist and Curator,

Clare Burnett (Artist,

Giulia Cacciuttolo (Artist,

Leah Capaldi (Artist,

Anna Crtistina Caputi (Curator,

Arietta Chandris (Artist,

Tatiana Cheneviere (Founding Director at Pipeline,

Hannah Conroy (Co-Director and Curator at Kunstraum,

Claudia Contu (Curator and Writer,

Martha Craig (Director at Beaumont Nathan Fine Art Ltd,

Mafalda Damaso (Researcher/Principal Investigator REBOOT (European film industry) and Independent Cultural Policy Expert,

Oana Damir (Assistant Curator,

Adelaide Damoah (Artist,

Nina Davies (Artist,

Justine Do Espirito Santo (Director at Hollybush Gardens,

Rebecca Edwards (Curator at Arebyte Gallery,

Nour El Saleh (Artist,

Yara El Siwi (Programme Manager,

Nicole Estilo Kaiser (Associate Director at Public Gallery,

Attila Fattori Franchini (Curator and Writer,

Valentina Ferrandes (Artist,

Francesca Fiumano (Director, Fiumano Clase,

Beth Fleming (Curator and Associate Director,

Kira Freije (Artist,

Natalia Fuller (Associate Director at Galerie Max Hetzler, Co-Founder, SALOON London,

Enam Gbewonyo (Artist and Curator,

Rosie Gibbens (Artist,

Marta Grabowska (Curator and Art Historian,

Julia Greenway (Curator,

Antonia Grosse (Head of Patrons at Serpentine Galleries,

Himani Gupta (Artist,

Libby Heaney (Artist,

Pauline Herrmann (Art Critic)

Greta Hewison (Production Coordinator, Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN),

Julia Howe (Artist,

Helena Hunter (Artist,

Emily ILn (Visual & Experience designer,

Annie Jael Kwan (Curator and Researcher,

Dot Jia (Curator,

Anna Jochymek (Artist, ESRC Postdoctoral Research Associate,

Ranya Johnston (Head of Integrated Marketing at WSJ. Magazine,

Sophie Jung (Artist,

Huma Kabakci (Curator and Founding Director at Open Space,

Julia Kaganskiy (Curator and Cultural Strategist,

Clare Keiller (Associate Director at Beaumont Nathan,

Raddhikka Khimji (Artist,

Mara-Johanna Kölmel (Head of Artist Development and Programmes at VO Curations, Co-Founder of SALOON London

Klio Krajewska (Curator,

Karen Kramer (Artist,

Jessie Krish (Projects Curator & Gallery Manager,

Sandra Lam (Curator and Writer,

Sophie Lambert (Art Consultant,

YoungMi Lamine (Founder of Agora Digital Art,

Ludmila Lekes (Relationship Manager at C.Hoare & Co,

Mariana Lemos (Curator,

Maximiliane Leuschner (Art Historian and Writer,

Savi Lin (Senior Art Advisor at Opera Gallery,

Gracie Linden (Writer at Christie's,

Letizia Lopreiato (Artist,

Manu Luksch (Artist, Filmmaker, Senior Research Associate at AiDLab 'Critical Narratives' at Royal College of Art,

Tarini Malik (Curator at Whitechapel Gallery,

Coralie Malissard (Curator and Art Historian)

Valeria Mariani (Creative Consultant & Producer,

Grace McCalla (Artist and Founder of Graceland Art,

Georgia Messervy (Curatorial and Artist Administrator at White Cube gallery,

Sarah Meyohas (Artist,

Mariette Moor (Artist,

Anne-Claire Morel (Brand Success Manager,

Aya Mousawi (Curator and Head of the Moving Museum,

Jhenyfy Müller (Fashion Film Director and Video Editor,

Alexandra Müller-Crepon (Head of Cultural Affairs,

Ania Obolewicz (Arts Producer,

Estela Oliva (Creative Director and Artist,

Clara Palmberger-Süße (Artist,

Eva Papamargariti (Artist and Art Director,

Katy Papineau (Artist,

Krystle Patel (Artist,

Olivia Paterson (Co-Founder of Paterson Zevi,

Emily Perry (Artist,

Kate Pickering (Artist and Researcher,

Yasmine Pradissitto (Artist,

Loreal Prystaj (Visual Artist / Creative Mentor & Director,

Danielle Radojcin (Journalist and Podcast Producer)

Helen Ralli (Founder of Hart Club,

Anna Ridler (Artist,

Niya Ruseva (Gallery Assistant at JD Malat,

Helena Santidrián Mas (Executive Assistant and Client Liaison,

Agnese Sanvito (Photographer,

Francesca Sarti (Designer,

Alina Sartogo (Senior Associate at White & Case and Founder of the ARTinD,

Oliva Sartogo (Director of Art&Architecture at SUPERBLUE,

Giulia Savorelli (Photographer)

Emily Sofaly (Artists Coordinator at White Cube,

Alexandra Steinacker (Founder of the All About Art Podcast and Sales Assistant at the Skarstedt Gallery,

Tamara Rabea Stoll (Photographer and Researcher,

Nicole Tatschl (Associate Director at BASTIAN,

Sara Thorsen Fredborg (Co-Founder of KOPI Concepts,

Eleni Tomadaki (Artist,

Alicia Torres (Artist,

Gulce Tulcali (Artist,

Sez Valentine (Artist,

Helen Waldburger (Artist,

Sophie Walter (Assistant Curator at London Fire Brigade Museum,

Susan Zabrowska (Artist and Curator,

Alma Zevi (Curator and Gallerist,