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New Chair and Vice Chair

7th Jun 2023

CVAN SE are delighted to welcome Fiona Venables, Director of Milton Keynes Art Centre as our new Chair and artist Lindsay Seers as Vice-Chair.

Fiona has worked for over 25 years in the contemporary visual arts.

For much of her career, Fiona worked in the North West as an exhibition curator at Huddersfield Art Gallery (1996-97), Mid Pennine Arts (1997-2001) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery (2001-12) before moving to Coventry in 2012 to manage the exhibition programme at the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick.

Over this period, she curated numerous solo and group exhibitions, which involved working with artists including Zarina Bhimji, Gerard Byrne, Omer Fast, Emily Jacir, Hito Steyerl, Santiago Sierra, Superflex and Akram Zaatari.

In 2019, Fiona took up the position of Director at Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Here, visiting artists including Juneau Projects, Shepherd Manyika, Maddi Nicholson, Harold Offeh and Kateřina Šedá work in collaboration with MK-based artists and some of the city’s most disadvantaged or marginalised communities, in developing projects that respond to the local and global issues affecting people’s lives through art.



We are also delighted that Lindsay Seers will be taking on the role of Vice Chair. This role is reserved for artists or freelance art workers.

Lindsay is a British artist based in Kent, on the Isle of Sheppey.

She is best known for her video installations and the hundreds of images she has produced using her own body as a camera. These works explore complex ideas and situations through elliptical narratives that are shaped by an evolving set of connections and coincidences that the act of making evokes.

Lindsay’s works are in a number of collections including Tate collection. She is represented by Matt’s Gallery.

Lindsay is also co-founder of FRANK Fair Artist Pay which pioneers much needed change to fair practice and fair pay for artists in the UK.



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