Associate General Manager
Lauren Testa is an operations specialist with over a decade of experience in events and non-profit arts management, focused in community-based practice. She joined The Flea in May 2022 to strengthen their growing rentals program in alignment with The Flea’s Mission & Values. As a naturally curious individual, Lauren is excited by new ideas and working collaboratively to find innovative and equitable solutions.
Lauren joins The Flea after seven years in operations, event management and venue rentals at BRIC, a multi-disciplinary public art center located in Brooklyn. Prior to that she co-directed an artist-founded organization, Artists Alliance Inc. where she managed exhibitions and events at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, was responsible for reestablishing AAI’s visual artist residency program within The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center and developed community engagement initiatives throughout the Lower East Side. She currently serves on the AAI Board of Directors.
Lauren holds a BA in Art History from SUNY College at Purchase and was a participant in NYFA’s Emerging Leadership Program.