Meet the team
Hansi founded Future Assembly in 2016 and directs the programme. She is co-curator of Lagos Biennial II, 2019 and Interim Programme and Digital Manager at the Stuart Hall Foundation (Freelance). Her other recent projects and collaborations include co-curating UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time, New Art Exchange (2017- touring); curating ‘Concerning Symmetry’ selected artists’ moving image from the Emile Stipp Collection (2016); producing ‘Promised Land’, Culture+Conflict (2016), and publishing her first book ‘9 Weeks’ with Stevenson (2016). Hansi has developed projects with Chimurenga’s Pan African Space Station at The Showroom (2015) and at Autograph ABP (2015).
For Hansi’s writing and other project visit hansimomodu.co.uk
Connie is an Assistant Curator for Future Assembly session two. She is a recent Culture, Curation and Criticism graduate from the University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins) and her work focuses on fine art, fashion and politics. Connie’s dissertation explored the histories of black British identity politics and the struggle for diversity in the Arts. Connie is a freelance curator and Is currently developing a cultural saloon titled, ‘Dinner With...’ a marriage between political and social theory in the context of music of black origin with a British focus, bringing intellectual discourse to a genre excluded from mainstream narratives. She also writes, and is fashion and features assistant at 10 Magazine.
Cynthia is an Assistant Curator for Future Assembly session two. She is a curator and arts producer with a special interest in film and photography, public programming, and cross cultural collaboration. Cynthia’s work is focused around exploring Black British visual culture and Black diasporic dialogues and also tackling the issues surrounding accessibility and education in the arts. Inspired by her time studying Design Management & Cultures at the University of Arts London, Cynthia co-founded a curatorial collective called BLXCKOUT and worked on the ‘If we’re going to heal…’ exhibition tour with Black Blossoms. Most recently, she was awarded the Curatorial Practice Award 2018 with Film and Video and Umbrella where she will be researching the film and video practices of emerging Black British artists.
Orla Houston-Jibo is a curator, creative content producer and arts communications specialist. A Future Assembly Associate she co-curated Future Assembly session one with Hansi and is a consultant to the ongoing programme. Most recently the Head of Publicity & Partnerships at Thames & Hudson, previous to this she worked as an Assistant Curator and Project Manager at the Victoria & Albert Museum on a range of exhibitions and events including Decode: Digital Design Sensations, Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, V&A Summer Camp, Friday Late Afropolitans, Friday Late Hot Brazil, and The Fabric of India. Orla graduated from the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art M.A Programme in 2011 and also holds an MA in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute.