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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Sarah leads the day-to-day management of the organisation, and is responsible for strategic and financial management of iniva and The Stuart Hall Library.
Tavian manages all aspects of Stuart Hall Library, iniva’s archive and information services. She runs Stuart Hall Library Research Network, facilitates library group visits, and develops the Library and Archive Volunteering and University Placement Programmes. She advocates for the collections via social media and through public speaking engagements.
Sae 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, cataloging, 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 the Transforming the Collections Project with UAL Decolonising the Arts Institute
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.
Jenny is responsible for developing fundraising activities and income generating projects to financially support iniva and its programme.
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.
Niamh is responsible for cataloguing key parts of iniva’s archive to facilitate the access and engagement of significant histories in diverse contemporary art. Niamh’s work is supported by the Archives Revealed Programme.
Rohini provides freelance curatorial project management and support for curatorial trainees on the Future Collect project.
Anahi provides freelance programme production and project management support on a number of iniva’s key projects including Future Collect and Drift- a post-national digital pavilion.
Priya provides freelance organisational support and coordination of Future Commons, a network of emerging curators and cultural producers developed as part of the Future Collect project.
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 Chair of iniva and Chair of Performances Birmingham PLC, Independent Member of Birmingham & Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, Vice-Chair of Council at the University of Warwick, Director of Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, Governor of the RSC, and Chair of WMCA Leadership Commission.
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 (for which she received several awards) 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 has included being a Trustee of the Children’s University, member of Birmingham’s Social Inclusion Commission, member of Birmingham’s Stephen Lawrence Policty Review Commission, past Chair of mac (Midlands Arts Centre), non-Executive Director of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust, Chair of a Junior and Infant School and member of the governing body of Birmingham City University.
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 Chisenhale Art Place). 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.
Adam Epstein works at leading international law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP, where he has been a partner since 2000.
He leads Mishcon’s highly regarded practice defending clients against the financial services regulatory bodies. For some 25 years, Adam has defended some of the biggest enforcement cases to emerge. He also leads the firm’s professional discipline practice, advising professionals who are facing challenge or investigation by regulatory or enforcement bodies. He has extensive experience in front of Courts and tribunals, and is widely recognised in the legal directories as a leading individual in his field.
Adam has a strong sense of communal responsibility, and spent a number of years as a governor of his local comprehensive school. He has a keen interest in the arts in general and on contemporary visual arts in particular.
Dr Rebecca Sinker worked at Tate between 2006 and 2021, first heading Young People’s Programmes and then as Convenor: Digital Learning, initiating and managing creative digital learning practice and research. From 1998-2003, she was research fellow at iniva and Middlesex University, where she completed her PhD (2007) exploring early net.art as a model for creative and critical education online. An artist and educational researcher since 1990, Rebecca has produced digital resources, films, exhibitions, books and participatory projects with all age-groups, in collaboration with organisations including The Photographer’s Gallery, The British Library and Arts Council England.
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.