Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) has announced the appointment of their new Artistic Director, Sepake Angiama. Sepake will officially start in the role at the beginning of January 2020.
Having previously held positions at Hayward Gallery, Turner Contemporary, International Foundation Manifesta, documenta 14, and most recently as Curator of Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019, Sepake brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organisation.
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 collections over three years.
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.