Sara Sassanelli is Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and an associate of 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 interested in work at the intersections of sound and choreographic practices and their research focuses on the aesthetics and politics of contemporary live practice. At ICA they work across exhibitions, talks and live. They used to co-run club nights inner u and move close and an itinerant discussion platform HOTLINE. Their recent programming includes: 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).
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