Karen is the Founder and Director of BOM. She is responsible for BOM’s artistic vision, commercial operations and overall management. Previously she was Curator at Open Eye Gallery (2010-12) and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool from 2005 – 2010, as well as a contributing curator to Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008 and the Liverpool Biennials 2006 – 2012. She is passionate about supporting practitioners’ creative development through experimental R&D, and has personal interests in digital activism, open culture and DIYbio.
Louise Latter, Head of Programme
Louise joined BOM in November 2015. She joins us from FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool where she managed the young people and learning programmes. Louise manages BOM’s programme from exhibitions through to school projects and public programmes. She is interested in the intersection between curatorial & learning environments, tools and structures. Other interests include mental health, technology, feminism and pop(ular) culture.
Ben Neal, Digital Producer
Ben joined the team in September 2017 and oversees the digital and technical aspects of BOM’s programme. He is our “go to man” for all things techy and supports artists, staff and fellows with digital skills, runs workshops, maintains equipment, and looks after the website. Ben has long been active in Birmingham working with creative technology, and has worked extensively within the arts, education and music industry. He has a passion for supporting creative practice and works freelance as Psicon Lab.
Chloe has worked as Creative Arts Co-Ordinator and Teacher in East London Schools working on projects that have resulted in exhibitions at The Gherkin, Musical Performances at Wigmore Hall and creative collaborations with partnership schools in South Africa. Her inclusive ethos led to projects with Stephen Hawkins School to enrich experiences of children with profound learning difficulties. At BOM she will be working on the BOM+ project and Programmes in Schools as well as finding more ways to engage wider audiences with exhibitions, summer camp and family activities. She is a Lino Printmaking, Urban Dancer at the Hippodrome and has shimmied her way through many Notting Hill Carnivals with the London School of Samba.
Susan joined the team in May 2015. She looks after our gallery space, welcoming visitors and facilitating day to day activities as well as helping us with digital marketing. Susan has a keen eye for detail and a passion for our Fellows that money cannot buy. Susan is a practicing artist with an interest in ecology and autism advocacy.
Karolina Korupczynska, Coordinator
Karolina joined our team in January 2017. She is the co-ordinator of our project Teaching Science with Art: Inspiring Creativity with Special Educational Needs which is in collaboration with Baskerville School in Harborne and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The project allows us to test ideas around alternative education by teaching Science lessons with art and by artists.
Karolina is also House Manager & Art & Design Tutor at Queen Alexandra College & Director of artist led studio, project and exhibition space Stryx.