Sara Sassanelli is Curator of Live at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and associate of alternative education programme CONDITIONS. They have previously worked at Tate, Goldsmiths and the Royal Academy of Arts and have programmed events at Somerset House Studios, Southwark Platform, Guest Projects, Arts Admin, Fierce Festival and Block Universe. They are currently working on a research project titled ‘rave residues’ that will result in a series of events at ICA in 2024. Recent programming includes: IMPACT DRIVER by Eve Stainton (2023), minus one series (ongoing), Dykegeist by Eve Stainton (2021), The Last Breath Society by Martin O’Brien (2021), Rave Trilogy by Rebecca Salvadori (2020) The Tender Interval: Studies in Sound and Motion (2020), a convening exploring the transformational qualities of sound and dance practices and an all-night takeover of ICA by queer club collective INFERNO (2020 & 2023).  


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