Auto Italia South East

Auto Italia is an artist run organisation that commissions and produces new work – collaborating directly with emerging artists. Founded in 2007, it aims to provide a framework for developing alternative approaches to production and exhibition formats.

Staff team:

Edward Gillman, Director
Deborah Joyce Holman
, Associate Director
Lenart Kirbis
, Technician
Kumbirai Makumbe
Exhibition Visitor Assistant
Poppy Moroney
, Programme Manager
Georgina Rowlands
, Production Assistant
Andrea Toro
, Exhibition Visitor Assistant
Mariam Turay
, Event Staff
Tommie Xie
, Event Staff

Board of Trustees:

Cllr Kevin Brady, Councillor for the Ward of St Peters, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Khuroum Ali Bhukari
, Head of Press and Communications at Tiwani Contemporary
Kate Cooper
, Artist and Founding Director at Auto Italia
Ali Eisa
, Artist and Public Programme Manager (Education) at Autograph ABP
Cécile B Evans
, Artist
Marianne Forrest
, Social Worker at Islington Council and former Director at Auto Italia
Amira Gad
, Head of Programmes at Light Art Space
Katie Guggenheim (Vice Chair of Trustees)
, Assistant Curator at Hayward Gallery
Lynn Hanna (Chair of Trustees)

Matthew Leitch
, Group Financial Controller at VIA Outlets
Beatrice Pembroke
, Executive Director of Culture at Kings College London
Ben Vickers
, Chief Technology Officer at Serpentine Galleries

Throughout Auto Italia’s history, the organisation has been led by an evolving group of collaborating artist directors: Marleen Boschen (2014-16), Kate Cooper (founding member, 2007-2018), Amanda Dennis (founding member, 2007-2012), Marianne Forrest (2011-2019), Richard John Jones (2009-2012) and Rachel Pimm (founding member, 2007-2009).

Visit Auto Italia:

Auto Italia, 44 Bonner Road, London E2 9JS

The Auto Italia project space is wheelchair accessible. If you have any access requirements that you would like to discuss in advance of your visit, please email

Contact information:

Tel: 020 8983 4115

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Auto Italia is a registered charity (no. 1151979) and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (no. 07490255).