We want to congratulate Beatriz Lobo on her new job as a Curator at Iniva, where she will be responsible for instilling a practice of care in building relationships with artists of African, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and Latin American descent and their communities. At Iniva, Beatriz will create a strategy for programming artists engaging with the wider local community through radical, social and political forms of pedagogy as practice.
She worked at The NewBridge Project as our Programme Coordinator, providing creative, organisational and administrative support across all our artistic programmes including exhibitions, commissions, events, bookshop and artist development for the last year with the help and support of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme. Whilst she worked with us, she curated, coordinated and supported huge projects in and out of our Gallery space; she selected commissions for Blazing New Worlds and helped build our first show in our new gallery; she was integral to our massive Shieldfield relocation, and her final curatorial project at The NewBridge Project will be ‘Promises from Paradise’, an exhibition with artists Rebeca Romero and Igor Tavares about care and community healers in the Global South, opening 1 April.
Beatriz says “I had a really special time at NB where I found support for professional development and shared learning, worked on projects that have informed and shaped my curatorial practice, and made friends for life. I hope to find ways to continue collaborating with NB and the North East community.”