Sepake provides the vision and artistic leadership for the organisation as a whole, ensuring that iniva continues to occupy a leading and unique position within international contemporary arts.
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Rebecca provides support for the Artistic Director and iniva team in the core business functions, with a focus on funding reports, HR, communications and operations. She has stepped off the board to take up this temporary p-t role during a period of change and recruitment.
Tavian manages all aspects of Stuart Hall Library, iniva’s archive and information services. She runs Stuart Hall Library Research Network and Artist in Residency programmes, facilitates library group visits, and oversees the development of the library and archive volunteering and university placement programmes. She advocates for the collections via social media and through public speaking engagements.
Charlotte assists with the running of Stuart Hall Library. She manages the journal collections and oversees library appointments and enquiries. She contributes to running the library volunteering programme and student placements.
Kaitlene is responsible for overseeing the collecting, cataloguing, and digitising of iniva’s archive collections, and engagement with those collections by the public. She assists with running the archive volunteering programme.
Kaitlene is also the Project Archivist for Hauser & Wirth Institute Project ‘Representation and Accessibility in Artist Files’ and advises on the Transforming the Collections Project with UAL Decolonising the Arts Institute as former Project Archivist.
Beatriz is responsible for development and delivery of iniva’s public programme working with artists and key partners to implement artistic production through research, radical art education, unlearning, and wellbeing practices. The curator is responsible for instilling a practice of care in building relationships with artists of African, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and Latin American descent and their communities.
Anjana provides essential support across the team, facilitating day-to-day operations across a broad range of administration tasks which links the programme, library, operations and development areas of our work.
Adrian supports the management of iniva’s finances.
Stefania supports the management of iniva’s finances.
The iniva team is supported by the generous contribution of student placements, and volunteers within the Stuart Hall Library. iniva relies on the help of library volunteers to support the record keeping and care of our collection, as well as the organisation and support of the library events programme. Student placements contribute significantly to ongoing projects and events including digital and social media development.
We are grateful to all our volunteers and placements that offer iniva the chance to grow and be more ambitious.
Anita is a currently Chair of iniva, Chair of B:Music the charity that runs Symphony Hall and Town Hall Birmingham, Chair of Birmingham City University, Governor of the RSC.
Anita’s media career has been extensive of which she spent over 25 years working with the BBC; from setting up the BBC Asian Network to a News Correspondent, Documentary maker to being Head of Political and Community Affairs in England, then UK Head and Editor of the BBC’s Public Space Broadcasting and President of Circom (a European wide group of public service broadcasters).
Anita has a strong commitment to public services and her portfolio in this area ranges from being past Chair of Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, and Chair of West Midlands Leadership Commission a Trustee of the Children’s University, Vice-Chair of Council University of Warwick, Past Chair of mac (Midlands Arts Centre), non-Executive Director of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust, a previous Chair of a Junior and Infant school.
In 2009 Anita was awarded an OBE for services to Broadcasting and Communities.
Marc Nahum has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 25 years with a particular focus on the private equity sector.
Born in France, Marc holds an MBA from the Booth Business School of the University of Chicago and a Business Degree from ESSEC (France).
Somil Goyal was born & educated in India, and has lived & worked in six countries in Asia & Europe. His professional focus is business & economic growth through creative use of information technology. Working in banking and consulting, Somil has built high performance teams that constructively challenge the current state. Somil is a member of a number of visual arts institutions (including Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery). He has a personal passion for arts, especially for its ability to bring people from diverse backgrounds together. Somil is a Mechanical Engineer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
Having ignored her father’s advice to become a lawyer, Ritula graduated in History from Warwick University in 1988. Soon afterwards, she joined the Radio 4 production team based in Birmingham.
After a spell in regional TV news, she joined the Today programme. Seven years and many nightshifts later, Ritula made the short journey across London to Bush House and the BBC World Service — where she became one of the presenters of the daily news show The World Today. She found herself presenting the programme from a variety of unlikely locations, including a building site at the back of a mosque in Tehran and under a table on a rooftop in Moscow (the only place where the equipment was protected from the snow).
Ritula is now the main presenter of The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4, a daily news and current affairs programme. The main focus of The World Tonight is international affairs so Ritula regularly travels for work – in the past twelve months, she’s been to China, India, Iran, the US and much of Europe. Ritula has also a made a number of documentaries, writes a weekly newsletter and is an ambassador for the British Asian Trust. In 2011 she won Media Professional of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and the GG2 Media Award in 2013.
Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian and curator who specialises in photography and the moving image. His primary research interest concerns photography as an expanding field, as it connects with printmaking, film, sculpture, text, sound and localised performance. Since graduating from the Historical and Contemporary Photography MA at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, he has developed exhibition programmes with national and international artists, more recently Essence of Place, a group show of three generations of Latin American artists working with photography, identity and place, for Mummery+Schnelle Gallery in London. He has art-directed and coordinated exhibitions for major museums and galleries in the United Kingdom, including the National Media Museum, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, and the Science Museum in London.
During his career, Orrantia has developed a keen interest in the governance and development of art institutions. In 2010 he worked on the Young Professionals in Arts Boards programme Arts & Business in London, and in 2012 attended the Clore Leadership Programme, focusing on funding and strategic development for cultural institutions and projects. His relationship with Iniva spans more than five years, with a close relation to many of their past curators and directors, through researched-based work at the Stuart Hall Library for his Masters degree and curatorial projects.
Arike Oke is a noted cultural leader, a registered archivist, a curator and museology consultant. She leads the screen heritage collections at the British Film Institute in the role of Executive Director of Knowledge and Collections. Her practice is rooted in social justice and the role of culture in giving strength to, and inspiring, individuals and communities. Formerly she was the Managing Director for Black Cultural Archives, the home of Black British history. She’s worked in heritage for over 15 years, from the seminal Connecting Histories project in Birmingham, to developing Wellcome Collection’s archive, and co-convening Hull’s first official Black History Month. Her interest in supporting the sector includes assessing funding applications for Wellcome, the Royal Society and the National Archives, assessing impact for REF and judging the 2022 Write on Art Prize. Her fiction is published in magazines and anthologies. Her critical art writing has been featured in The Girls Are and This is Tomorrow. Her factual writing has appeared in journals. She has written an anti-racism book for children which is to be published in 2022. Formerly Co-Chair of the Association of Performing Arts Collections, she advises the National Archives, BAFTA, and was a member of the Home Office’s Windrush Working Group. She is a Group Board member at Notting Hill Genesis, and is a fellow of the Arts Council’s Museums and Resilient Leadership programme.