Marisa Bellani is the founder and creative director of Roman Road.
Marisa has always had a keen interest in art which led her to enrol on two master degree courses to further a scholarship of art history and collections, first at the Institut d’Études Supérieures des Arts and subsequently at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Soon after completing her second MA, Marisa inaugurated Roman Road in order to share her passions and talent discoveries with other art enthusiasts. At age 26, Marisa joined and became the youngest member of the Tate Photography Acquisition Committee and was asked to be a member of The Photographers’ Gallery Young Patron Steering Committee in 2013. She regularly participates in panel discussions and gives talks at art universities and in front of private collectors. Marisa also enjoys reviewing artist portfolios when the opportunity arises and was recently part of the jury for The Portfolio Review, hosted at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf in February 2017, alongside the curator at Tate Modern, Shoair Mavlian, and other jurors.
Jennifer Angus is the editor and communications coordinator at Roman Road.
In 2010, Jennifer graduated from the University of Warwick with a BA in history of art. She was awarded a scholarship to Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London in 2011 and completed an MA in photography the year after. Jennifer has always been a keen writer and started working as a freelance art writer and editor in 2013, among other employments. Since its inauguration, Jennifer has worked with Roman Road, helping to write press releases and catalogue essays about the gallery’s exhibitions and artists. She later began working as their full-time editor and communications coordinator in May 2014.
Clara Kessi is the gallery manager at Roman Road.
In 2012, Clara moved to London to pursue a career in the art world. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2016 with an MA in art history and art world practice. With a professional background in art sales and management, she has worked in a number of galleries and auction houses in Europe and has been working at Roman Road as their full-time gallery manager since November 2016.
Anna Souter is the researcher at Roman Road.
Anna is an art writer and researcher based in London. She has a BA in English literature from the University of Cambridge, and an MA in history of art from the Courtauld Institute, London, where she specialised in twentieth-century sculpture. With a professional background in publishing and the art world, she has written for a number of publications and recently joined Roman Road in a research role.
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Natalia LL in i-D, 11 November 2016 (interview by Tish Weinstock)
Tom Esam in Elephant, 09 August 2016 (Interview by Emily Steer)
Jim Thorell in TAKE, January 2016 (Interview by Yasmin Leui’i)
Thomas Mailaender in British Journal of Photography, 05 May 2015 (interview by Diane Smyth)