Claudia Lastra becomes Arts Catalyst’s Executive Director and Anna Santomauro joins us as Programme Curator.
Claudia Lastra joined Arts Catalyst in 2012 as Coordinator, becoming Programme Manager in 2015 and Head of Programme in 2016. Before joining Arts Catalyst, she project managed several independent educational projects and exhibitions at FACT, Bluecoat Gallery, and A Foundation, Liverpool, and Nordic Intercultural Events. Her background is in Fine Art and she has an MA in Material and Visual Culture in Anthropology from UCL.
Anna Santomauro is an independent curator and the Co-founder and Chief Curator of Vessel in Bari, Italy, a non-profit arts organisation that develops public programmes and alternative education projects to address contemporary social, political, and economic issues. Based in Birmingham for the last few years, Anna has recently worked for Eastside Projects and is curator-in-residence at Grand Union. She is a part-time PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton.
Image: L-R: Anna Santomauro, Claudia Lastra. Photo: Hope Strickland