Team BF

Rafal Niemojewski, Director
Manca Bajec, General Management
Isobel Whitelegg, Board Member, Secretary
Daniel Steinberg, Board Member, Treasurer
Tina Bajec, Development Advisor
Kara Blackmore, Contributor
Rose Lejeune, Contributor
Shwetal Patel, Contributor
Vija Skangale, Contributor
Vinicius Spricigo, Contributor
Media Temple, Web Management
Solar Initiative, Graphic Design


Rafal Niemojewski is a cultural producer and scholar of contemporary art and its institutions. He graduated in History of Art and Curatorial Studies from La Sorbonne and earned his doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art in London for his thesis on the proliferation of the contemporary biennial. More recently, his research interests have expanded to include history of exhibitions and institutions in relation to the changing ecology of the expanded artistic field. Niemojewski has lectured extensively on the topic of biennials and his writings appeared in numerous journals and books, including The Manifesta Decade (MIT Press, 2006), Biennial Reader (Hatje Cantz, 2010) and The New Curator (Laurence King, 2016). He worked in capacity of Assistant and Associate Professor at Central Saint Martins, Sotheby’s Institute, Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm), and Course Director at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Outside academia, Niemojewski has led projects for the Serpentine Gallery, Bergen Kunsthall, Manifesta and dOCUMENTA(13), and worked as Curator of Programs at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre and Director of Programs and Education at the Neuberger Museum of Art. In 2103, he was appointed as accredited Expert at the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) at the European Commission. He has been collaborating with Biennial Foundation since 2009 and became its director in 2015.

Manca Bajec is an artist and scholar whose multidisciplinary work is situated in the field of space/time, memory and sociopolitical studies. After earning BA from the Academy of Fine Art in Venice, she continued her studies in Ljubljana while working in theatres as stage designer and performer. In 2010 she earned MA in Curating from University of the Arts in London, focusing on on memory and monument building. She was nominated for the emerging artist ESSL Award in 2010 and was an Ashley Family Foundation Fellow in 2011. Bajec has spoken at conferences worldwide and was Visiting Tutor at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited and published her work internationally with Eros Press, Mnemoscape among others. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art conducting research on destruction of monuments. Bajec who grew up in the Middle East presently lives and works in London.

Rose Lejeune is a curator based in London. Through projects with public museums and private individuals she helps commission and acquire artworks for collections with a focus on context-based, performative and ephemeral practices. Researching immateriality in the art market, Rose is a doctoral candidate in Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London.