The founders of Sion and Moore are Kim Sion, creative consultant and former agent, and Lucy Kumara Moore, curator, writer and director of specialist bookshop, Claire de Rouen. The gallery project will present three solo exhibitions by established British or British-based photographers in 2018. Each exhibition will include significant work unseen in London and will offer important works for sale to photography collectors. The project aspires to create an anti-hierarchical, non-elitist setting in which to see and think about photography.
Kim Sion (b. London)
Sion founded Smile Management, an agency representing photographers and stylists including Mario Sorrenti, Glen Luchford, Nigel Shafran, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, Joe Mckenna, Katy England, Alister Mackie, Venetia Scott and Edward Enninful. The agency ran for 15 years. In 2006 she began working as an art director, creative consultant and agent with Michael Nash Associates. From 2014 to 2016 she worked as an agent for photographer David Sims. In 2017 Sion was consulting agent for MAP, working with Jamie Hawkesworth and Tyrone Lebon amongst other young talent. Since 2006 she has acted as creative consultant for various fashion brands, both luxury and high street.
Lucy Kumara Moore (b. London)
Moore is the Director of Claire de Rouen, a specialist fashion and photography bookshop. She is also a curator and writer on contemporary art, photography and fashion. Prior to her role at Claire de Rouen, Moore worked as an artist as well as on curating projects for contemporary galleries and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. She directed a book fair, Room&Book, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2014 and 2015, and has recently set up a publishing imprint for Claire de Rouen. The first publication was released last September in collaboration with artist David Lieske, designer Eric Wrenn and Artforum magazine. At Claire de Rouen, she has organized exhibitions with artists including Jamie Hawkesworth, Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Christian Flamm, and has hosted launches with many photographers including Collier Schorr, Paul Graham, Nigel Shafran, Norbert Schoerner, Armando Andrade Tudela and Bill Henson. She recently curated Here We Are, a major exhibition of post war British photography for the luxury fashion brand Burberry.