New Year Honour for founding Director of Artes Mundi

Date posted: January 13, 2011

Congratulations to Tessa Jackson, founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Artes Mundi who has been included on the New Years Honours List and is to be awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to art.

Tessa has over 25 years experience within the visual arts as a gallery director, curator, and consultant on cultural policy and strategic planning in Britain and internationally.

She was the founding Artistic Director of Artes Mundi, Wales’ International Visual Art Exhibition and Prize, a role she held from 2002 to 2010, combining this with running her own consultancy – International Cultural Development. She was appointed as Interim Chief Executive to Iniva in November 2008 and became their permanent CEO in Novemeber 2009.

Well done Tessa! and thank you for all your hard work on Artes Mundi!

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