The Team

We employ core staff with proven abilities, and can engage specialists with particular areas of knowledge and skills to meet the interests of our clients.

Prof Marina Wallace

Director of Artakt and co-director with Martin Kemp of Universal Leonardo, is closely engaged with contemporary art and design on many levels in her work as an art historian, writer, lecturer and curator. She is widely published in the fields of contemporary art and art and science, and regularly contributing essays for artists catalogues and anthologies. She has curated a number of international exhibitions including Spectacular Bodies: the Art and Science of the Human Body, from Leonardo to Now, Hayward Gallery, 2000/01; Head On, Art with the Brain in Mind, Science Museum, London, 2002; Mendel, The Genius of Genetics, Brno, 2003

Thereza Wells

Senior Researcher and Curator, has a degree in the History of Art from St. Andrews University, and a background in museum curatorial work. She has worked on a number of exhibitions here and in the United States ranging from Leonardo da Vinci (National Gallery of Scotland, 1992, and Victoria & Albert Museum, 2007) to Metamorphosis in Science and Art (Science Museum, London, 2002). She has published on Italian culture and Leonardo and was one of the founders of the Universal Leonardo project which explored the life and work of the artist through exhibitions, scientific investigations and a website. Wells is editor of Leonardo da Vinci. Notebooks (Oxford University Press) and is co-authoring a book about Leonardo’s Madonna of the Yarnwinder. Her current work also includes the study of childbirth in science, art and society.

Julie Hill

Julie works as a freelance curator and manager for Artakt projects. She has worked on a variety of projects from exhibitions and events to publications and workshops. Projects have included Experiments, an exhibition on art and science at GV Art, London (2010), Crossing Over: Exchanges in art and biotechnologies, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London (2008), Bodies|Objects|Rituals an interdisciplinary workshop and website at the V&A (2008) and Acts of Seeing (2009) a publication celebrating the art historian Martin Kemp. She is currently working on Weather or Not a project that looks at the art and science of climate change.

Ludovica Gilio

Ludovica works as a freelance curator and exhibition designer. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2014, she has been working on a number of exhibitions and research projects including an archival exhibition on the late seminal British sculptor Anthony Caro and the travelling exhibition Lens On Life, which she has c0-curated with Professor Wallace. She has an interest in the overlap between philosophy and conceptual art and in contemporary approaches to archives and collections.