CEO & Founder
Simi Launay was educated as an economist at Queen Mary University in London and trained as a head-hunter whilst nurturing a passion for the arts. Launay is a collector and artist, collecting works by Cheri Samba, Moke, Steve Bandoma and Phillipe Pasqua as well as ancient African sculptures. As a practicing artist, inspired by her own cultural duality, Launay gained commissions for her portraits, but experienced difficulty when approaching galleries for representation. In 2017 Launay moved from London to Cascais, Portugal where the idea for Ungalleried was conceived.
Sandra Krich is originally from Lisbon and has a BA in History of Art and a Masters in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art from the University of Lisbon. Krich deciding she wanted to pursue her career in curation went on to a Curator course at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon. She gained experience through an internship she completed alongside the chief curator of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, home to an international collection of artworks and has continued to curate and write, with articles published in Portugal, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Krich has also taught History of Art at Maryland University College Europe.
Gallery Operations Manager
Helena Dias holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, a Master’s degree in Management and an Executive Masters in Strategic Human Resources. Helena is the Gallery Operations Manager at Ungalleried, where she assists in running processes smoothly and implementing priority projects within the business. One of her particular skills includes determining organizational knowledge requirements and fill the gaps. More recently, Helena has also worked as a freelance copywriter for tech start-ups from different countries.
Manuela Pacella is a freelance art curator and writer based between Rome and Helsinki. She completed her MA in Contemporary Art at “La Sapienza” University of Rome and obtained her certification as Contemporary Art Historian at the Specialization School of the University of Siena. For years, Manuela has collaborated in the establishment of artist’s archives and worked for emerging artists, private galleries and public institutions, such as the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, carrying out various duties as art historian and researcher.
Marija Radosavljević is a curator from Belgrade, Serbia, where she initially completed her studies in Photography at the Faculty of Applied Arts, Department of Applied Graphics. Marija has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in her hometown as well as abroad. Besides creating content, Marija works as an art director on various projects, curates for local magazines and international galleries, and participates in workshops and lectures on the local contemporary scene. Currently, she is between Tokyo, Belgrade and New York.