Staff

imani@spacescle.org

imani-badillo

Imani Badillo (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist and the Creative Engagement Coordinator at SPACES. In this role, Imani connects artists with various organizations and partners around Cleveland for workshops, artist talks, and other programming. Their artistic practice revolves around fiber art and bookmaking; through these media, Imani explores community relationships and shared memory through working with scrap, secondhand, and natural materials. Imani also works at Rust Belt Riders, a worker-owned cooperative and facilitates mutual aid events such as clothing and food swaps throughout Cleveland. Imani received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Environmental studies, with a minor in Africana Studies, from Oberlin College in 2022.

Photo Credit: Justyna Walker

tizziana@spacescle.org

tizziana-baldenebro

Tizziana Baldenebro (she/her) is the Curator of Special Projects at SPACES in Cleveland, OH. An arts administrator, curator, writer, and critic, her practice focuses on emerging artists and designers. She is an organizer and activist in the effort to produce equitable cultural centers. In 2019-2020 she served as the Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Her resignation from prompted the formation of an organization of former employees and community members working to restructure cultural spaces in Detroit. Previously, Tizziana held a curatorial research internship at the Art Institute of Chicago within the Architecture & Design department. She received a Masters of Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.

photo credit: Asia Armour

enahjae@spacescle.org

enahjae-beasley

Enahjae Beasley (he/him) is a Fashion Merchandising Student and SPACES office assistant. Aside from studying at The North Coast College Enahjae has worked with community pillars like The Cleveland Print Room and Juke Box and has assisted other creatives with direction in their projects, using his photography practice and his discipline in Business (focused in Fashion and Arts) to not only help them execute projects but also refine his skills in the arts and fashion industry.

Photo Credit: Justyna Walker

hannah@spacescle.org

hannah-fischer

Hannah Fischer (she/her) is the Development Director at SPACES in Cleveland, OH. She assists and works alongside the Executive Director, regarding administrative, financial, and fundraising operations. Hannah grew up surrounded by classical music, art, and film; and spent years attending, volunteering, and working seasonally for the Cleveland International Film Festival doing Theater Operations. Her current passions are focused on writing poetry, playing guitar, and writing music, Fischer was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, and received her B.A. in Criminology/Sociology from Cleveland State University before spending several years in Financial Forensics and then as a Legal Billing Specialist for Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff Law Firm.

Photo Credit: Justyna Walker

seneca@spacescle.org

seneca-kuchar

Seneca Kuchar (she/her) is an artist and the Exhibitions Coordinator at SPACES. Her artistic practice explores Rustbelt car culture, blue collar labor, and life in a post-industrial landscape. She has shown in multiple shows in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Her first solo exhibition, On Blocks, was exhibited at Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland (OH), in the fall of 2022. Her first curatorial project, Stopgap, was exhibited early 2022 at SPACES, Cleveland (OH). Her honors include the Kelly Druger Award for Excellence in Painting, the Joseph McCullough ‘48 Scholarship for painting, and the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Gund Family Scholarship. She received her Bachelor Fine Arts in Drawing and Bachelor Fine Arts in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2021.

photo credit: Asia Armour

cierra@spacescle.org

cierra-rembert

Cierra Rembert (she/her) is a visual artist and Artist Initiatives Coordinator at SPACES. In her role, Rembert manages and disburses funding amongst three artists re-granting programs in partnership with organizations such as The Andy Warhol Foundation, Cleveland Foundation and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for over 40 regional artists any given year, in addition to overseeing interns and volunteers while contributing to social media and marketing. As an arts administrator, curator, critic, and artist, her practice is embodied through her mission to create opportunities for artists. She has been involved in charitable contributions such as America SCORES Arts Inspired Auction, and has juried for Deep Roots Experience: She Art Vol.3 Transcendence (Cleveland, OH); The Luminary Futures Fund (St. Louis, MO) and Collective Futures Fund (Boston, MA). Rembert received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Cleveland State University and post-baccalaureate in Studio Art from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Photo Credit: Justyna Walker

everlastingplastics@spacescle.org

paula-volpato

Paula Volpato (she/her) is a Brazilian curator, arts administrator and architect. She received a B.Arch from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a specialization in History and Theory. Paula has helped found IIT’s interdisciplinary student-run gallery, AxA. She is interested in the intersection of artistic practices and space, from discourse to curatorial explorations. Paula is a Curatorial Assistant for Everlasting Plastics; the exhibition for the United States Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Photo Credit: Justyna Walker

Board

Andrew Cappetta

Steven Cencula

Gulnar Feerasta

Dolores Garcia

Sam Hubish

Emily Liebert

Mari Pumarejo

Kristin M. Rogers

David Tarditi, Treasurer

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