agency for agency are a collaborative project with artist Barby Asante, curator Teresa Cisneros and producer Jessica Harrington, who work on projects in curation, education and advocacy in visual art, social practice, live art and performance.  They collaborate with artists, non-artists and organisations, asking questions about practice in relation to space, place, identity and politics. 


Barby Asante

Barby Asante is a London based artist, curator and educator who's work explores space, place and identity. The drive of her work is to create spaces for dialogue, collective thinking, ritual and re-enactment. Using archival material in the broadest sense, she is interested in breaking down the language of archive, not to insert or present alternatives to dominant narratives but to interrupt, interrogate and explore the effects and possibilities of the unheard and the missing. Recent projects include As Always a Painful Declaration of Independence. For Ama. For Aba. For Charlotte and Adjoa an ongoing project that performatively collects stories of Women of Colour, of which a current iteration is showing in the Diaspora Pavilion, Venice and Run Through a collaboration with Architect Gian Givanni currently on show in Who's Urban Appropriation is This?  Curated by Metro 54 at TENT, Rotterdam.


Teresa Cisneros

Teresa Cisneros is a Chicana (Mexican-American) cultural producer. She has worked as a curator, art educator and arts manager, including at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), Tate Modern, 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, Nottingham Contemporary and at the Wellcome Collection, as well as with the collective sorryyoufeeluncomfortable. She co-founded the independent curatorial collective agency for agency in 2015. Cisneros' projects and work explore the politics of identity, history and contemporary art practices.


Jess Harrington

Creative producer, studio manager and film maker.