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Curriculum Vitae

Cecile Mullens-Wentges
NL, 1981

2e Oosterparkstraat 209a
1092 BK Amsterdam, NL

NL +31 6 18 399 472
ZA +27 81 8692426
cecile@cecilewentges.com

KVK: 57005079
BTW: NL134845432B02

Education

09.2009 – 07.2013
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Bachelor in Design, specialization: Spatial Design

Basic knowledge of Vectorworks, Form Z, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

09.2000 – 06.2006
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Master in Business Economics, specialization: Finance
Bachelor in International Economics and Finance

Extra courses in Philosophy have been achieved

01.2005 – 07.2005
Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Selected for the ERASMUS Exchange program

Master courses: Derivatives, Investment Banking, Global Asset Management, Corporate Finance and an Italian language course

01.2000 – 07.2000
Art.e, School of art and Eurocentres, Florence, Italy

Courses in painting, industrial design and photography

09.1999 - 12.1999
Eurocentres, Paris, France

French language course, D.E.L.F. 1 exam

1993- 1999
VWO, Montessori Lyceum
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Work Experience

04.2014 - present
Foundation GET LOST, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PUNCTURE POINTS, Cape Town, South Africa
Commissioned by VTTI (Dutch energy storage company)

  • Mediation between Dutch and South African energy corporations, South African NGO’s, and South African artists
  • Research and concept development
  • Project management including finances, organisation, communication, and managing a South African project team of 10 creatives

04.2014 - present
GET LOST – art route, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Initiating and organising a new public art route at the financial district, the Zuidas in Amsterdam
  • Developing a collaboration between the business world and the art world
  • Finances, subsidy and commercial proposals, chairman of the supervisory board, mediator, communication, organization and production

07.2013 – present
Cecile Wentges, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Artist and spatial designer

  • Design and construction of light installations
  • Developing and constructing various art pieces for public space
  • Developing and constructing artworks for office buildings
  • Developing workshops for businesses in studio ‘Krux Amsterdam’; a community of 25 artists and designers sharing working space, tools and knowledge

04.2012 – 07.2012
Maze de Boer, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Internship

  • Assisting in creation, development and building of work for a solo show at the Diana Stigter Gallery, Kunst Kaap Utrecht, ING Open Tuinen Dagen, Emmen N34 and Fatform
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academy, ‘Gerrit Willem Do It Yourself’: Architectural drawings of current situations and future possibilities considering the design of a new building

07.2008 – 07.2013
Day-Break Consultancy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Start-up of a one-man business including the following projects:

  • W139, Amsterdam: Assisting Anne Verhoijsen in building up work for the exhibition ‘A Matter of Time and Space’
  • LOUD!, Amsterdam: Assisting Aneta Lesnikovska in designing and building an installation for the EYE Film Institute
  • ABN AMRO, Amsterdam: Organization of an art- and team-building workshop for the Head Quarters Analysis Department
  • Cross-Exam, Amsterdam: Initiation and organization of a successful exhibition containing work from various artists
  • Community (advertising agency), Amsterdam: Business Development for vertical takeover opportunities
  • Rueb, Art Dealer, Amsterdam: Assistant at the art fairs ‘The Pan’ and ‘The Tefaf’ in respectively Amsterdam and Maastricht

02.2007 – 07.2008
Vopak CEMEA, Sales Department, Dordrecht, the Netherlands
Management Traineeship

  • Support and manage scientific projects directed by Prof. Dr. C. Mirjam van Praag
  • Organizing in cooperation with Gate2Growth Academic Network the “ 3rd Specialized Research Workshop” on Entrepreneurship and Human Capital. Attended by 60 international academics.

01.2006 – 07.2006
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Management assistant ACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship)

Extra Curriculair Activities

2008 – 2013
Singer-songwriter in various bands, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2014 – present
Real estate project, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Investing, reconstructing and renting a 300 m2 building (new foundation and splitting into various apartments, value increase of 125%)

07.2007 – 06-2008
Board member of Young Vopak, Dordrecht, the Netherlands

Founding and marketing “Young Vopak” (a sustainable network of 75 Young Vopak Professionals) and the organization of 4 events at different departments of Vopak

01.2006 – 10-2006
Research Project India, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Consultancy project “Trade barriers between Dutch and Indian SME’s” in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs Acquisition of sponsors, desk research, 5 weeks of field research in India and writing and presenting a final report

Languages

Native
Dutch

Fluent
English

Basic
Italian
French
German