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Hangar Centre de Producció i Recerca d'Arts Visuals, Barcelona
The members of HANGAR’s Board represent a range of professionals from the fields of contemporary visual arts and research and serve for periods of 4 years. They meet twice a year in ordinary sessions and in extraordinary circumstances whenever necessary. An Executive Committee meets on a monthly basis. The members of the Board do not receive any remuneration for the performance of their duties.
Besides the responsibility of overseeing the governance of the institution, during these past four years, the (initially 17 and in the last year 9) members have been responsible for the renewing two terms of the Programme Committee and in 2017 resolving the open call for a director position, selecting Lluís Nacenta as the new head of the institution (2018–22).
In early 2019, the board decided to exceptionally extended its mandate another year and met on a monthly basis in order to define the election process for the new board starting February 2020. An initial pool of twenty-eight candidates (artists and art professionals) was put forward for consideration to the Plataforma Assambleària d'Artistes de Catalunya (PAAC) and in their December 2019 assembly, the members voted for nine candidates following criteria of parity and a majority of artists.
The newly elected board for the 2020–2024 term is: Pilar Bonet, Fito Conesa, Jordi Ferreiro, Dora García, Ingrid Guardiola, Hiuwai Chu, Mafe Moscoso, Laura Llevadot and Anna Pahissa. Kudos to each of the board colleagues for their strong sense of fellowship throughout these past four years: president Martí Anson; vice-presidents Josep Manuel Berenguer, Álex Nogueras, Sonia Fernández Pan; members Pau Alsina, Mar Arza, Roger Bernat, Luz Broto, Jorge Luis Marzo, Martina Millà, Julia Montilla, Quim Packard, Joan Maria Soler, Alicia Vela, Marc Vives, Rubèn Verdú. Extended thanks to the legal advisors of the foundation, Jaume and Guillem Nadal, and of course to the two directors of the Foundation, Tere Badia (2009–17) and Lluís Nacenta (since 2018). Between June 2010 and December 2013, and together with Max Andrews, Latitudes was part of the Programme Committee alongside the artists Dora García, Jordi Mitjà and Joan Vilapuig and the curator Alex Mitrani. This group was responsible for selecting applicants via open calls for production grants and residencies abroad, as well as in selecting foreign artists to come to Hangar, and ultimately, followed up the work of the artists during their long or short-term residencies.
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