Introducing AND’s new DirectorsThu 24 Aug 2023
Abandon Normal Devices is delighted to announce the appointment of Tadeo Lopez-Sendon as our new Director, alongside Louise Hargreaves as Executive Director and Yinka Danmole as Creative Director.
Tadeo, a sound, digital and technology specialist, brings experience in artistic strategy, public programmes and organisational leadership. His experience, along with a commitment to open collaboration, sets a strong and renewed foundation for AND. Louise steps into the role after ten years with AND, where she has played a vital role as part of the Senior Management team, most recently as Interim Director (Job Share). Yinka, a cultural producer interested in cultivating meaningful connections between people and places, brings experience of realising ambitious projects that engage communities with new perspectives.
The three together will form a new leadership team at AND to bring the organisation into an exciting new chapter.
John Herring, Chair of AND Board
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new management team for AND. After a thorough and unique process we have appointed a team which we believe will carry forward our commitment to ignite radical thinking through new creative communities and continuing to create conversations focussed on issues such as the environment, inclusivity, and the development and support of emerging talent.
“Tadeo and Yinka are talented individuals who join us having connected through AND in the past, and Louise steps into a Director role alongside them to ensure we build on the great work we have done so far. As a board we are really excited to have them as a collective leadership team and look forward to working with them.”
Tadeo Lopez-Sendon, new Director of AND
“I am immensely excited and honoured to join AND along with the new leadership team bringing together a broad spectrum of expertise and a shared vision for the organisation. Our collective passion and commitment to explore new frontiers of art practices will further unlock AND’s creative potential and open doors to new forms of expression. We look forward to expanding on the organisation’s distinctive reputation for putting digital and geographical ecosystems in dialogue, continuing AND’s tradition of challenging and broadening artistic boundaries”.
Tadeo Lopez-Sendon is a sound, digital and technology specialist with strong experience in artistic strategy, public programmes and organisational leadership. Until 2019 Tadeo was Co-Director of Music Hackspace, a London platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology, building the community over six years and during a three-year residency at Somerset House Studios. In 2020 Tadeo co-founded the curatorial and producing agency Mutant Promise. He has worked with many notable organisations including The National Gallery, Abandon Normal Devices, Barbican Centre, Artangel, and in 2022 developed Grow FM at Chiswick House and Gardens, co-curated alongside Yinka Danmole.
Louise Hargreaves began working with AND in 2013 as a freelance producer with subsequent roles as Programme and Senior Producer, and most recently Interim Director (Job Share) – leading on the development and delivery of AND’s annual commissioning programme including two editions of AND’s Biennial roaming festival in 2017 and 2021. Louise has over 15 years’ experience working as a producer, supporting partners and artists to take risks and deliver extraordinary artworks. Prior to her time at AND Lou worked as a freelance producer on projects for Liverpool Biennial, UHC, a-n, the BBC and the National Trust.
Yinka Danmole is a cultural producer experienced in public realm projects and cultural programming. He has previously worked for notable cultural organisations such as Mediale, the Manchester International Festival and Creative Black Country. As an independent producer, he has developed exhibitions and creative programmes, including: Grow FM (2022), at Chiswick House and Gardens, co-curated alongside Tadeo Lopez-Sendon; the Thamesmead creative studio (2021-Present), a neighbourhood collective commissioning public art for their local area; and Black South (2019), a music night and exhibition exploring the rituals of the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.
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