Stacie McCormick (Chair of a-n) is a US born, UK based multi-disciplined artist. She is the founding director of Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and the FairArtFair app with a reputation for developing opportunities for artists, curators and collectors to connect. Stacie exhibits her gestural, abstract paintings internationally and is a visiting artist at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Royal College of Art. Stacie joined a-n as Chair of the Board in December 2022. Visit Stacie’s website
Clémentine Bedos (Chair of a-n Artists Council) is an artist, researcher and educator based in London, who has a background in law and philosophy. Clémentine’s performance, video, installation and site-specific works draw on their own mixed heritage (Haitian, Gypsy, Kabyle, French), weaving together ancestral and digital processes to explore the multidimensional oppression of marginalised bodies and communities. Visit Clémentine’s website
Sonia Boué is a multiform artist-activist. She is also a writer-researcher and a consultant for neurodiversity in the arts. Sonia works across forms in a wide variety of contexts in which her art-making, activism and consultancy elide. She has a significant archive of post-memory work focusing in themes of exile and displacement and her current focus is neuro-inclusive practice-led research. Visit Sonia’s website
Andy Brumwell (Treasurer) is a Management Accountant with 30 years of experience in Finance, HR, Communications and Real Estate gained in Banking and then in Finance and Arts Management with both charities and non-charities since 2010. He currently undertakes freelance and non-executive roles across several Arts organisations and with other charitable ventures.
Hannah Cross started her professional career in the arts, working in the London Visual Arts Team at Arts Council England before becoming a private giving fundraiser at various art galleries in London. Eventually her interest in technology led her to change direction and retrain as a web developer. Currently she works for a growing start up called NearSt as a software engineer.
Amrita Dhallu is a curator and researcher based in London. She provides support structures for emerging British artists through commissioning, editorial projects, creating artistic networks and intergenerational learning spaces. Her current research examines ‘care’, spatial politics and ethno-futurist discourse within exhibition-making. She is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, London, where she co-curated Lubaina Himid’s monographic exhibition in 2021.
Thomas Goddard is a visual artist from Cardiff, Wales. He works at the cross-section of creative practice and education, with recent work exploring the effect of digital technology on our lived experience. Having led the Learning programme at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Tom currently programmes Criw Celf, a visual arts access scheme for young people aged 10-18, and works in partnership with charities such as Barnardos and Voices from Care. Woven throughout his practice is the belief in creative expression as a fundamental right for all. Visit Thomas’s website
Skinder Hundal MBE, is currently Director of Arts at British Council, a global operation supporting close to 60,000 artists and engaging over 100 Million audiences per annum. Hundal is passionate about stimulating cultural relations and transforming lives through creativity by unlocking the unseen questions and answers that really matter in uncertain and complex times. Prior to this role, he was CEO and Arts Director at New Art Exchange positioning it as one of UK’s key cultural assets based in an international neighbourhood in Nottingham operating world-wide.
Zarah Hussain is an artist who works at the intersection between science and spirituality, combining contemporary digital art with a rigorous training in traditional Islamic geometry drawn by hand. Her work encompasses a range of forms, from looping infinite animations made with code, to sculpture, painting and interactive apps. Her work uses mathematics that celebrate the order and structure found in the universe to create a range of work based on infinite repeating patterns. Visit Zarah’s website
Jerome Ince-Mitchell (Vice Chair of a-n Board) is an artist that uses play to explore conversations around the ambiguity of identity. He is a Senior Lecturer in Painting at Camberwell College of Art and a board member for Blackhorse Workshop. He has recently worked with Reading Museum and Whitechapel Gallery and has works in private collections in South Korea, the US, Italy and UK. Jerome was the Chair of a-n Artists Council between 2019 and 2022. Visit Jerome’s website
Helen Nisbet is a curator from Shetland, now based in London. She is Artistic Director for Art Night and curates projects across the UK. Helen also sits on the Acquisitions Committee for the Arts Council Collection and the Advisory Board for Artquest. Her publication ‘It Disappears in Blue and Red and Gold’ was published by Bookworks in 2018.
Keith Piper is an artist and academic based in London. His practice dates back to the early 1980s, when as a student he was a founder member of the Blk Art Group, contributing to the development of the ‘British Black Art Movement’. His creative practice spans a range of media from painting to digital interactivity, alongside teaching and curatorial practice. Visit Keith’s website
Anjalika Sagar lives and works in London and is one half of The Otolith Group and their public platform The Otolith Collective, founded in 2002 with Kodwo Eshun. The Otolith Group’s research-based work spans moving image, audio, performance, installation, archive and publication. The collective have curated of a wide range of seminal contemporary art exhibitions and programmes that have brought the work of key artists and film makers, including Harun Farocki and John Akomfrah, to attention. In 2010 The Otolith Group was nominated for the Turner Prize.
Reema Selhi is a legal and policy expert working in the field of copyright at DACS, the UK’s flagship copyright society for visual artists. She lobbies on behalf of artists to champion their contribution to the UK’s creative industries and to seek preservation of their rights. Reema was instrumental in launching DACS’ campaign, Fair Share for Artists and she regularly speaks on sustainable policies for artists in the UK and in international forums such as the World Intellectual Property Office. Alongside her role on the a-n Board, Reema is Vice Chair at the Alliance for Intellectual Property.
Hannah Wallis is an artist, curator and d/Deaf activist. Committed to the long-term application of accessibility practices within the arts and working rights of artists, Hannah co-leads Caption-Conscious Ecology and The Art of Captioning research group. Hannah is the gallery programme director at Grand Union, Birmingham, an associate advisor on the Future Curators Network, a trustee for Two Queens Gallery, Leicester and ZU-UK, London and has collaborated under the moniker of Dyad Creative with artist Théodora Lecrinier since 2014. Visit Hannah’s website
1. a-n Board members, 2023. From left to right: Keith Piper, Anjalika Sagar, Zarah Hussain, Thomas Goddard, Reema Selhi, Stacie McCormick, Helen Nisbet, Hannah Wallis, Amrita Dhallu, Jerome Ince-Mitchell, Clémentine Bedos. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes; Courtesy a-n The Artists Information Company
2. Stacie McCormick. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
3. Clémentine Bedos. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
4. Sonia Boué. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
5. Hannah Cross. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
6. Amrita Dhallu. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
7. Thomas Goddard. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
8. Skinder Hundal. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
9. Zarah Hussain. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
10. Jerome Ince-Mitchell. Photo Joel Chester Fildes
11. Helen Nisbet. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
12. Keith Piper. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
13. Anjalika Sagar. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
14. Reema Selhi. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
14. Hannah Wallis. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes