Art Map London was founded in 2013 when a recent graduate Jenny Judova moved from Glasgow to London. She soon discovered that thought there are hundreds of galleries in London there are no resources that would actually tell you were the next private view is.
London art scene had an inbuilt catch 22, to go to private views you needed to know where they are happening, but to know where they are happening you need to know people in the London art scene, and to know people in the London art scene you needed to go to private views.
The first ever Art Map London appeared in Autumn as a facebook page. People seemed to interact with it so a blogger website was launched in November 2013. The blog gained some traction and the first half of 2014 was spent fundraising for a new website.
The new website successfully launched in September 2014, it also changed from artmaplondon.co.uk to artmaplondon.com and Art Map’s co-founder Adrian Raudaschl joined the project.
Over 2015 and 2016 Art Map got more involved with the London art scene working on projects such as Free Spaces and organising three seasons of The Art Talks.
In 2017 as Art Map launched its 3rd website it was decided to complete all projects and to focus on the main mission: to list art events to make it easier for artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals to discover and connect with the art world.
Art Map London’s founder is Jenny Judova.
Art Map London’s co-founder is Adrian Raudaschl.