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Stella Ioannou
Artistic Director of City of London’s Sculpture in the City programme & director of cultural studio Lacuna

Stella Ioannou launched Lacuna in 2010 to realise visionary public art projects and events. Prior to Lacuna, Stella was founding Deputy Director of the London Festival of Architecture (2003–2007) and Client Director for the international luxury events agency, Profirst (2007–2009).


Stella is Artistic Director of Sculpture in the City, the UK’s largest annual urban sculpture park and a member of the City Arts Initiative (since 2011). She is former Culture Mile Outdoor Art Curator (2017–2019) and Creative Lead for Celebrate the City (2012), the Square Mile’s cultural programme for the London Olympics.


Stella is a Mayor of London and London Borough of Culture approved consultant, a trained architect and dancer, a Liveryman Member and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and a member of the City Architecture Forum. Stella was also an advisor to the City of London’s Eastern City Cluster Area Strategy (2017-2019) and in 2021 joined the Lord Mayor’s Culture and Commerce Task Force. Stella regularly lectures and sits on art juries in the UK and abroad.

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