All staff can be contacted via email using their first name followed by @artangel.org.uk, on +44 (0)20 7713 1400, or at the postal address in the footer.
Please note Tony Stevenson’s email atypically takes the format <first name>.<first initial of surname>@artangel.org.uk.
Mariam Zulfiqar is the Director of Artangel. Prior to joining the team in January 2022, Mariam led the National Art Programme at Forestry England where she implemented a new strategic direction, developing partnership projects at the intersection of art, design, architecture, environment, and ecology.
As Deputy Director and Chief Curator at UP Projects, Mariam curated new commissions and oversaw Constellations – an artist development programme for artists working in the public domain, and This is Public Space – a programme of digital commissions that explore the internet as a site for art.
Mariam’s primary area of focus is art in the public domain and as an independent curator, she has commissioned projects for Film and Video Umbrella and Art on the Underground. In 2021, Mariam curated Bring into Being – the inaugural programme of events, activities and contemporary art at Chiswick House. The programme marked a new chapter by inviting contemporary voices in the arts and sciences to respond to the historic 18th Century site.
Mariam regularly consults for various international public art programmes and has guest lectured at academic institutions in the UK and internationally. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Fund. Mariam holds a BA in Design and Public Art from Chelsea College of Art and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art.
Mariam works Monday – Friday
Image: Mariam Zulfiqar. Photograph: Jasprit Singh
Tara works closely with the Head of Development to coordinate Artangel’s openings and events, and to engage with patrons. She oversees the daily running of the office, and is the first point of contact for Artangel's audience.
Tara recently graduated from the University of Bristol with an Honours (LLB) degree in law, and is focused on pursuing a career within Development and Communications.
Tara works Monday – Friday.
Image: Tara inside Roger Hiorns's Seizure at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Alice leads fundraising and development at Artangel working with the team and philanthropists, grant-giving foundations, and partners to deliver impact across the programme.
Prior to returning to Artangel, Alice was Director of Development of RADA, and has worked-on capital and revenue campaigns at the RA, ICA as well as 14-18 NOW, fundraising for commissions including Dazzle Ships (Tauba Auerbach, Tobias Rehberger, Peter Blake, Ciara Phillips ), William Kentridge, The Head and The Load, Represent (Rachel Maclean, Debris and Selina Thompson), Jeremy Deller, We’re here because we’re here, Peter Jackson, They Shall Not Grow Old, and Danny Boyle, Pages of the Sea.
She graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2006 with an MA in History and holds an MA in Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths University and Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP. Alice worked at Artangel from 2008-2013 and was the coordinator for 1395 Days Without Red, The Room For London and the OPEN in 2013.
Alice works Monday - Friday
Image: Alice Boff at the Blue Party, 2011.
Persilia oversees the presentation of film and video works from the Collection in galleries, museums and festivals across the UK. With an artist-led approach that supports meaningful experiences for artists and audiences, Persilia has a background in commissioning, artist development, public programming, large-scale projects in the public realm, socially engaged collaborations, community outreach and audience development—in person and online. She is experienced in working outside of formal gallery spaces and interested in responding to different contexts.
In 2021, Persilia curated the outcome exhibition for the Southbank Centre's Art by Post project that provided activities for people who are at risk for social isolation, loneliness and digital exclusion. For a decade she has been working at small and large-scale arts organisations in London, contributing to curatorial development in commissions, exhibitions and public programming departments, including Southbank Centre, SPACE, Wellcome Collection and The Photographers' Gallery. Previous to that she worked at arts organisations in Toronto, Canada, such as CONTACT Photography Festival and The Power Plant.
Persilia works Monday – Friday
Image: Persilia Caton at Angel's Gathering 2023 hosted at St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in March 2023. Photograph: Christa Holka
Sam has had a long association with Artangel, working as a freelance Production Manager on numerous Artangel projects since 2002, including Steve McQueen’s Carib's Leap / Western Deep, Gregor Schneider’s Die Familie Schneider, Kutlug Ataman’s Küba, and Heiner Goebbel’s Stifter's Dinge. In 2015, Sam joined Artangel in a new capacity as Head of Production.
In addition to his work with Artangel, Sam has worked as a designer and collaborator on a diverse range of projects in both the context of contemporary art and theatre. His design projects include Siobhan Davies Dance’s Bird Song (2004), Drifting and Tilting – The Songs of Scott Walker (Barbican, 2008), Jem Finer’s Longplayer Live (Roundhouse, 2009), Ritual pour une Metamorphose (Comedie Francaise, Paris, 2013), and a handbag Museum in Seoul, Korea (Simone Handbag Museum, opened 2012). Sam has also been associated with the Manchester International Festival since its inception in 2007, working on Il Tempo del Postino (2007), Marina Abramovic Presents (2009) and The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic (2011) and most recently as Production Designer on Douglas Gordon’s Neck of the Woods (2015).
Sam works Monday – Wednesday.
Image: Artist Miranda July, Michael Morris and Sam Collins (right) at a stock meeting for Interfaith Charity Shop, London 2017. Photograph: Andy Donohoe. You can also see Sam in motion installing Jorge Otero-Pailos's The Ethics of Dust at Westminster Hall, London, 2016.
Marina supports the research, development, production and presentation of art projects at Artangel, working closely with artists as well as partners and venues to present live projects. She has been at Artangel since 2016 and has worked on several productions such as Taryn Simon’s An Occupation of Loss (2018), Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s and Adrian Jackson’s Here for Life (2019) and Thinking Time (2020) – an initiative to support early-career artists with their research.
She also manages the production of artist films including Ayo Akingbade's Jitterbug (2022), Paul Maheke's Mauve, Jim and John (2021), and Rachel Pimm and Graham Cunnington's an earshare / to cassay the earthcrust (2021), as well as supporting the production of new interpretations for live projects, such as the programme of events presented online for Elizabeth Price's SLOW DANS (2020).
Prior to joining Artangel, Marina worked as an Assistant Curator at Calvert 22 Gallery and at Nottingham Contemporary, where she worked on a number of exhibitions including; ..how is it towards the east? (2013) and Sanja Iveković, Unknown Heroine (2012). Whilst at Nottingham Contemporary, Marina led the delivery of Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth (2015) and Rana Hamadeh, The Fugitive Image (2015).
Marina works Monday – Thursday.
Image: Marina Doritis (standing on the right) during the production of Ayo Akingbade's Jitterbug (2022). Photograph: Mustafa Hussein.
Lili-Maxx supports the Artangel team with artwork production, research and events working closely with partners, venues and artists.
Prior to working at Artangel, Lili-Maxx produced UP Projects' digital commissions programme This is Public Space with her most recent projects including 576 Tears by Zach Blas, Welcome to BioNet by Shu Lea Cheang and The Terrarium by Shezad Dawood. She also produced Zach Blas’ work Profundior (Lachryphagic Transmutation Deus-Motus-Data Network) for the 12th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art. Lili-Maxx has worked in Berlin and London for The University of the Arts London and various publications including the Observer New Review and Exberliner Magazine.
Recently, Lili-Maxx completed an MA in Arts and Cultural Enterprise at Central Saint Martins where she focused her studies on accessibility within the arts and cultural industries. Prior to this she studied Culture, Criticism and Curation at The University of the Arts London.
Lili-Maxx works Monday – Friday
Drawing on the uniqueness of each project produced by Artangel, Anita works closely with the team to devise and implement impactful marketing campaigns, which engage and grow audiences across all channels.
Anita joined Artangel from DACS, the leading distributor of royalties to visual artists in the UK, where she worked for nearly four years on their communications campaigns, designed and delivered public events programmes, and supported the foundation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Visual Arts.
She completed her MA in Museum Cultures at Birkbeck, University of London and has held gallery positions at V&A Museum of Childhood, Snap Galleries and Eleven Spitalfields Gallery before becoming the Programme Manager at Pin Drop Studio, an organisation that staged collaborations between artists and writers. Since August 2021, Anita has sat on the advisory board of Eastside Projects in Birmingham.
Anita works Monday - Friday.
Gabrielle is responsible for all the day to day financial operations at Artangel
Before joining Artangel Gabrielle worked for ACAVA, an organization providing artists’ studios in London. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 2004, and was a participant on the Research Program at CCA, Kitakyushu in Japan from 2000-2001.
Gabrielle works Mondays, Tuesdays and fortnightly Wednesdays.
Tony Stevenson (DChA) is Managing Director of Artangel. From 2014 to his appointment in November 2022 he was Managing Director at Whitechapel Gallery.
Prior to that he was Finance and ICT Director of the Roundhouse in Camden and has previously held Finance Director roles with the Young Vic Theatre, Ocean Music Trust, Almeida Theatre Company and Verso Books Ltd. He has also provided freelance finance and IT consultancy to a variety of arts, publishing and media organisations in both the charitable and commercial sectors.
He is a trustee for Autograph ABP and director of their trading subsidiary Sense of Place Ltd., and for 22 years was a founding trustee of Global Witness Trust Ltd.
Tony works Monday – Friday
Image: Tony Stevenson (centre) in conversation at an Artangel event (2022). Photograph: Matthew Andrews
Sandy is responsible for the coordination of Artangel’s digital assets and web properties. Working closely with artists and content creators, she has a background in developing web projects that both support accessibility and foster creativity.
As a digital coordinator, researcher, and writer, Sandy has worked in several web-based roles within culture and academia, including projects at ArtRabbit, the CHASE DTP-funded DiSCo Journal, the Canada-UK Foundation, and the Hackney City Council-funded Yodomo Circular Hub. Her written work has been published in Wellcome Collection, White Lies Magazine, Transmediale, TechRadar, Media Diversity Institute, The Independent and more.
She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London and is currently pursuing a PhD in Digital Media at the University of Sussex, analysing digital technologies and cultures through the lens of artist critique. She is a visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Art and doctoral tutor at the University of Sussex.
Sandy works Mondays and Thursdays.