Irene Aristizábal (b. 1981, Bogota, Colombia) is Head of Curatorial and Public Practice at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. She is co-curator, alongside Hammad Nasar, of British Art Show 9 which will open in Manchester in 2020. Previously, she was Head of Exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary (2013-2019). Aristizábal was curator at the FRAC Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkirk in 2010–11, and was the recipient of the H+F Curatorial Grant (2010). Prior to that she co-directed the not-for-profit space Bétonsalon in Paris (2005-06). She has also curated exhibitions at the Fundació Miró, Barcelona; Maison Rouge, Paris; Form Content, London and the Museum of Health Sciences, Bogota.
For Session Four of the LaB programme, Aristizabal curated the weekend 'In Situ' speaking with residents, Carmen Argote, William Mackrell and Johanna Unzueta.