About
Image Curators is an alternative artist advisory that offers all-rounded writing & consulting services. We assist artists who need expert help in presenting and marketing their work by providing an array of services to fit specific needs.

At Image Curators Advisory, we value clarity and transparency. Our philosophy is to focus on the people and help them overcome the struggles that are often encountered in an artist’s career, with tailored 1:1 consultations or long-term projects at competitive prices.

With 10 years of combined first-hand experience as art professionals and managers in commercial galleries, non-profit organisations, PR agencies, the Image Curators team are passionate people who strongly believe that artists are at the heart of our world, inspiring, teaching, and opening up our minds.
Meet Your Advisors
Imane Bouhlou
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Imane is an Artist Advisor, Curator and freelance Graphic Designer. Her passion for the art world has led her to work in museums, public galleries, communication agencies and commercial art galleries.

She built her expertise by overseeing and managing over 15 exhibitions (both solo and group shows), dealing with collectors, artists, sponsors, and visitors. She has spent the last three years honing all of her gained abilities to specialise in graphic design and communication strategies for the art sector.

Imane holds a BA in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation from the University of Milan, an MA in Global Creative and Cultural Industries from SOAS, University of London, and a Professional Certificate in Design Thinking from the Interaction Design Foundation.

She speaks English, Italian, French and Arabic.

Let’s Connect!
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Francesca Budini Gattai
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Born in Italy and based in London since 2014, Francesca is a Curator, Art Writer and Sinologist who has worked between Beijing, Rome and London in commercial art galleries, auction houses and art fairs.

Passionate about Chinese art, culture and language, she worked in Beijing at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, one of the major non-profit art organisations in China, as well as leading art auction houses and art fairs in London, such as Christie’s, Frieze Masters and Masterpiece London.

Francesca holds a BA in Art History & Chinese Language from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and an MA in Arts Policy & Management from Birkbeck University of London.

She has certified speaking and writing skills in Italian, English and Mandarin Chinese.

Let’s Connect!
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What our clients say about us
Viet Ha Tran
Dedicated, proactive and truly care about their artists
Working with Imane and Francesca from Image Curators Advisory team was a true pleasure. They are genuinely dedicated, well-organized, proactive, trustworthy and truly care about the artists. They took their time in curating the artworks that best summarize the artist's portfolio and in writing a meticulous and striking description about the artist's career. I was impressed they were ALWAYS available and responded almost immediately anytime I contacted them. I would love to continue working with them for a long time.
JR CHUO
Amazing Experience
I had an amazing experience with Image Curators Artist Advisory. Imane and Francesca are so kind, generous, reliable and forward-thinking. Their platform is incredibly useful for artists and I have gained so much knowledge and wisdom from their blog posts and podcast episodes!
Julia von Kienlin
Real Art Lovers
Francesca wrote to me that they would love my art and would like to show some of it in their feed. Usually I am really careful because requests like that are often connected with a payment after all. But Francesca really cared, she wants to show fine artworks, help artists and never tried to convince me to book their offers. At the moment, I don’t have the situation, but I know that in the moment I needed support I would ask Francesca, because I can trust her. Thank you so much!
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Our Values

We bring a fresh, young, and alternative approach in supporting artists because we base our services on...
Passion
Our passion is to help artists overcome the challenges they face.
Transparency
We value straightforward, honest responses to questions and an unwavering commitment to our client’s journey.
Inclusivity
We believe that all artists should have the same opportunities and the same information available.
Shared Knowledge
Knowledge acquired through experience should always be shared and used to help others progress in their lives.
Fun & Alternative
Let’s dispel the rumour that the art world is a cold and unfriendly place!