Staff

tizziana@spacescle.org

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Tizziana Baldenebro (she/her) is the executive director 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.

hannah@spacescle.org

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.

stephanie@spacescle.org

stephanie-ginese

Stephanie Ginese (she/her) is the Residency Coordinator at SPACES. She oversees the international residency program, which includes supporting artists as they plan travel, managing budgets, and organizing programming dates. Additionally Ginese is a published poet and writer. Her work focuses on cultural identity, Caribbean politics, and the feminine experience and has been featured in Palabritas Journal at Harvard, Homology Lit, and Wax Nine. Her debut collection of poems, Unto Dogs, was published July 2022 via Grieveland. She currently sits on the planning committee for Cleveland Drafts and the programming committee for Literary Cleveland. Ginese served as the Director of Programs in Residence for Twelve Literary Arts for three years, in which time she co-created and developed the Barbara Smith Writer-In-Residence program. Ginese is currently working on completing her Associate of Arts degree at Cuyahoga Community College, with plans to complete a Bachelors of Fine Art in Creative Writing with a concentration in Film.

leila@spacescle.org

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Leila Khoury (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist and Creative Engagement Coordinator at SPACES. Their current role includes managing partnerships and co-developing programming aligned with our operation’s mission and vision. Through a practice that engages sculpture, design, and participatory research, Khoury investigates the connections between displacement, the built environment, and community histories. One such project, A Soulful Body: The Immigration and Placemaking of Arabs in Detroit, chronicles the history and built environment of Detroit’s Arab American communities. Khoury’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Cleveland and Columbus, OH; New York City and Troy, NY; Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, PA; and Subhan, Kuwait. Khoury received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her Master of Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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 show, 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 earned her BFAs in Drawing and Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2021.

cierra@spacescle.org

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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.

Board

Key Jo Lee, Board President

Steven Cencula

Gulnar Feerasta

Bill Gagliano

Dolores Garcia

Sam Hubish

Angelica Pozo, Board Relations Committee Chair

Mari Pumarejo

Kristin M. Rogers

Ellen Rudolph

David Tarditi, Treasurer

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