CURATORIAL PRAXIS

Counterspace | 2019 – Present, London. Counterspace is the first decolonial thinktank mapping cultural activism worldwide. Connecting the dots it creates the first global directory, network and social movement linking the countercultural experiences / projects and the radical culture shakers (artists, curators or both) who are creatively decolonising culture, inspiring others to join the collective machinery towards change. Apart from the countercultural directory browsable by continent, praxis and social construct, it also offers other online and offline tools and resources such as a podcast, decolonial experimental labs and printed publications.

Founding Curator | Researcher. Content curator. Author. Communication.  Key achievements: First decolonial thinktank, countercultural directory, network and social movement mapping cultural activism worldwide. Fostering unity as a key liberation factor in a – still dividing – identity politics activist scene.

 

Haringey Arts | 2016-2017, London. Haringey Arts is a Community Interest Company developing North London creative warehouse district connecting the creative talent in the area through events, workshops and collaborations creating profile.

Co-Curator | Curation of commissioned artwork for warehouse related projects. Social Media Manager of Tottenham Creative Warehouse District. HA website updates & newsletters. Key achievement: Art programme curation for London primary schools with HA artists.

Black Cultural Archives | 2015, London. BCA is the first national Black Culture heritage institution in the UK. Its mission is collect, preserve, and celebrate Black Culture in Britain. Inviting to explore , learn and inspire, it uncovers the hidden histories of Britain’s Black heritage focused on socio-cultural and political issues.

Relationship & Development Assistant | Digital Marketing.

Peckham Platform | 2015, London. Peckham Platform is a Social Art gallery connecting people, art and place believing that communities can inform and shape their engagement with their locality by working with contemporary visual artists bringing meaningful contemporary social practice alive influencing policy making in Peckham and beyond.

Gallery & Learning Assistant | Key achievement: Learning Assistant for ‘Twelve’ exhibition by Melanie Manchot, ‘Cuming: a natural selection’ exhibition by Janetka Platun and ‘Doing nothing is not an option: in memory of Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa’ exhibition by Michael McMillan.

 

Interarts | 2014, Barcelona. Interarts is a private agency which specialises in Human Development via cultural policies and cultural cooperation. Fomecc is one of its projects promoting creative industries in Spain, South America and West Africa.

Project Assistant – Content Curator | Key achievement: Curator of Fomecc networking platform researching and selecting content, community build-up and follow-up.

Ribermusica |  2007-2009, Barcelona. Ribermusica is a Foundation with a long trajectory in Barcelona on Social Art working with music as a tool for cohesion through several projects. Among them, the Ribermusica Festival which brings music performances into Ribera neighbourhood’s unusual places.

Festival Coordinator | Key achievement: Booking of 20 unusual venues (shops, restaurants, bars, hotels…) to host festival ‘s music performances for editions 2007, 2008 and 2009.

HostelArt | 2005-2013, Barcelona. HostelArt was piooner in the Independent Backpackers Hostel sector creating an alternative room for arts & culture by developing a non-profit project where artists, travellers + visitors audience and hostels, benefited from a free monthly cultural programme.

Founding Curator | Key achievements: Production, organisation, administration and communication of 96 art exhibitions, 400 concerts, 400 Dj sessions, 400 screenings, 2 charity theme Festivals, 1 fashion catwalk, 100 design markets, 5 outdoor live graffiti paintings and 5 big decoration projects. Inspired following Independent Backpackers Hostels bringing arts & culture to their spaces worldwide.