THE SALVADORE CENTRE
The Salvadore Centre supports visceral and engaging practices that ask questions about the world in which we live and how we understand it. We run a residency programme and a number of other scheduled on and off-site projects, as well as events throughout the year. We aim to foster supportive creative networks that are able to function independently from institutional frameworks and political change.
Corinne Aivazian - founder & Co director
Corinne is a poet and visual artist, investigating historical narratives which have the potential to incite change in the present. Her work explores the power of material things to embody complex identities and articulate lesser-told stories in the digital age. Her work has been commissioned and exhibited by organisations including Tate Modern (London UK), Maison de la Culture, Amiens (France); The British Ceramics Biennial (UK), Palazzo Grassi (Italy) and Inhotim (Brazil).
SHIRAZ BAYJOO - CO-director
Shiraz Bayjoo is a visual artist whose work explores the tensions and dialogues that arise through processing the emotive icons of disappearing and fracturing cultural and religious identities through the language and gestures of abstraction. His recent work emerges out of his personal relationship to the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius and a research practice that includes archives and oral accounts. Bayjoo studied at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. He was artist in residence at Whitechapel gallery in 2011 and has exhibited with Tate Britain and the Institute for International Visual Arts (Iniva). He is a recipient of the Gasworks fellowship and the UK Arts Council grants for the arts.
Bryony Harris - Programme Manager
Bryony is a curator, project manager and cultural producer with ten years’ experience in the visual arts. For the past five years, she has been producing an Italian residency programme as part of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women at Whitechapel Gallery in London, curating the exhibitions which culminate as a result of the process. Based between Marseille and London, she is undertaking independent research into systems that exist regionally to offer artists space and time to make work. She is committed to projects and programmes that strive to deliver thoughtful global opportunities that stabilise the cultural sector, particularly pertinent in our current climate.