Permanent Staff

Hedwig Fijenhedwig
hedwigfijen (at)

Hedwig is the Founding Director of Manifesta. Under Hedwig’s direction Manifesta has developed one of the three most important large-scale art events in Europe. Hedwig is in charge of all aspects of the Manifesta organisation including the selection of host cities for the biennial, thematic content and the curatorial selection. The final execution of the concept of the curators is her responsibility.

george George König

Financial Controller
george (at)

George is the Financial Controller and manages the accounts department and overall financial administration for Manifesta.


estherEsther Reguiera
Head of Publication
esther (at)

Esther is the Head of Publications for Manifesta. She is in charge of all the Manifesta publications including the biennial catalogues and the Manifesta Journal.



sepakeSepake Angiama
Head of Education
sepakeangiama (at)

Sepake is Head of Education and Audience Development for Manifesta. She develops the overall educational strategies for Manifesta. Sepake has a strong reputation engaging diverse audiences through interdisciplinary programming.


tatianaaTatiana Tarragó
Head of Production
tatianatarrago (at)

Tatiana is Head of Production and manages the coordination, design and production of the biennial. She specialises in the coordination of large-scale international events.



dianaDiana Hillesheim
Liaison Officer
dianahillesheim (at)

Diana is Liaison Officer and works between the host region and the Manifesta office in Amsterdam to assist in knowledge transfer from previous editions to the host region.



georgiaGeorgia Taperell
External Relations Coordinator
georgia (at)

Georgia works as Manifesta’s External Relations Coordinator. Her role includes managing the host candidacy selection process and grants. She also works as managing editor of the Manifesta Journal alongside the editorial team.


davidDavid Smeulders
Audience Development Coordinator
davidsmeulders (at)

David is Audience Coordinator for Manifesta. He develops engagement programmes to involve diverse audiences with the Manifesta programmes and events.


FotoTara Lasrado
Office Assistant
taralasrado (at)

Tara is the Office Assistant supporting the day-to-day tasks of the Manifesta team. In addition she assists the editorial team on the distribution and production of the Manifesta Journal.


toryB&WTory Lynford
Fundraising and Sponsorship Coordinator
torylynford (at)

Tory Lynford is the Fundraising and Sponsorship Coordinator for Manifesta. She develops the overall fundraising strategies for Manifesta Foundation’s operations in Amsterdam, and biennial programming throughout Europe.  She brings with her a decades worth of arts management experience from many of NYC’s most vital performing & visual arts organizations.