Black Box Projects specialises in contemporary photography and contemporary art that is created using photographic materials.
The gallery is committed to working with artists who push the limits of traditional photographic practice. The gallery does not keep a permanent space, instead it arranges temporary project-based exhibitions in order to tailor the experience to the individual needs of the artist and the work exhibited. Black Box Projects aims to be a pioneer of the changing gallery model, as well as presenting a transparent working model with artists, clients and other gallerists that fosters community, creativity and collaboration.
Kathlene Fox-Davies is a photography expert, art-historian and curator, with over 16 years’ experience in the art world both in London and New York. Kathlene began her career as a Sales Associate at Michael Hoppen Gallery before moving to Hasted Hunt in New York as Gallery Manager. On her return to London, Kathlene joined Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair as an art consultant. She later joined ATLAS Gallery as Associate Director, introducing and overseeing a programme of contemporary artists. In 2014 Kathlene established her own art consultancy - Fox-Davies Contemporary - where she worked with a select group of clients helping to build and manage their collections. In 2017 Kathlene co-founded Black Box Projects, motivated to present world-class art and artists in a new way to the traditional gallery model. Kathlene has special interest in community engagement through the gallery and arts programming, transparency in business, a desire to connect clients to the art, artists and art world, as well as providing a more personal collecting experience through the gallery. Kathlene is also a frequent contributor to Monocle Radio as a guest art expert, offering a commentary on the current arts headlines as well as reviews of gallery shows and art fairs.
Anna began her career at The Fleming Collection before working for The London Original Print Fair. She then spent 6 years as Account Director at the arts consulting agency, Cawdell Douglas, where she managed clients including The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, The Fine Art Society, Sims Reed, Pangolin London and Bowman Sculpture. Following this, Anna worked as a freelance consultant and was instrumental in the merger between two consultancies, Muse and Cawdell Douglas to create a new arts agency, Golden Squared Consulting, where she worked as Associate Director for two years before setting up Black Box Projects.
Jim trained as a graphic designer before following his interest in photography and began his career in the art world at Michael Hoppen Gallery. Over the course of seven years he rose from Registrar to Gallery Manager, working on nine exhibitions a year with artists such as Peter Beard, Alex Prager and Daidō Moriyama. In 2011 he became Gallery and Exhibitions Manager at Brancolini Grimaldi and helped establish their flagship UK gallery, working with artists including Clare Strand and Peter Fraser. Most recently he was Gallery and Art Fair Manager at Atlas Gallery in Marylebone before joining Black Box projects as Director.