Sepake Angiama will join the Institute for International Visual Arts, a London–based organization that commissions new works and offers a residency program, as its artistic director in January.
Sepake joins Iniva during its 25th year, celebrated with a ground-breaking new project, Commission to Collect, which aims to transform curatorial practice around commissioning within major British art galleries and museums, and will see the commission of new artworks by British based artists of African and/or Asian descent, accessioned into major public art coll
Angiama most recently served as curator of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. She has previously held positions at the Hayward Gallery and Turner Contemporary in the United Kingdom, and she has worked with the Manifesta Foundation and Documenta 14, which was staged in Kassel and Athens in 2017.
Angiama said in a statement, “With the support of the team at Iniva I look forward to stewarding this organisation as it continues the work of broadening our understanding of African and Asian artists and the diaspora.”
The new Artistic Director will also focus on developing the opportunities arising from the recent move of Iniva and the Stuart Hall Library to its new home on John Islip Street, London. With plans to digitise its collection, and extend its educational and outreach work, this makes for an exciting period of progression and growth for the organisation.