Karen Miano


Renn Miano

Renn Miano

Independent Producer

Renn is an arts producer,dj/writer, photographer, archivist & anti disciplinary artist and cultural curator.

Renn is the founder of Origins Eile a Black Queer community collective. DJ with CO-OP label DIAxDEM Renn is a mentor and mess maker. If they aren’t burning jazzed up pizza they can be found by the sea or watching real housewives of potomac.

Renn is outspoken, unequivocal and resourceful. With nearly ten years of creative work behind them, they are empathetic in their approach to community work through arts and dedicated in their focus on inclusion and the uplifting of marginalised voices. A member of Blackfish Collective, the co-founder of independent music label DIAxDEM, an actor, a DJ, one part of the inception, push and branding of GXRLCØDE (a creative platform for females across the creative industries), a producer with Goldmoth Media and a podcaster on Éalú – Also of note – Founder of Black Queer arts collective/org Origins Eile.

Since starting out as a photographer, Miano has always had sights on the bigger picture. Named as one of the ‘People To Watch in 2018’ in both the Irish Times & GCN, their entrepreneurial work to date has always been to uplift their community.

In 2015 Renn started working with musician, producer & filmmaker Sal Stapleton (aka ALYXIS). Interned with Goldmoth Media as an assistant then was employedas a web designer and producer for small commercial projects and music videos. Also working as an Artist Liaison for festivals such as Body & Soul and Electric Picnic and has acted as Stage Manager for the Trenchtown Electric Picnic stages.

2016 saw Renn managing Blackfish Collective, of which she is a member. Blackfish Collective gained success after their Roundhouse Resident Artists win for AFROPUNK’S (2018) highly sought-after slot in London.

After a stint as Bad Bones Manager Renn made the move to Tour Manager. And since started a co-op record label DIAxDEM with Renn acting as A&R and Management. They also DJ – making a conscious effort to play music by POC or queer artists.

In early 2017 Renn was integral to the inception of GXRLCØDE, working on the branding, launch, event and name. Recognising the importance in seeing Themselves represented the decision was taken to play on gender and wording, hence GXRLCØDE. 2018 Irish times one to watch”

Previously Karen has written for GAL-DEM & GCN, and is currently working on an immersive sound piece called RENN IN UTERO as part of LIVE COLLISON.

With nearly 10 years of creative work behind them, outspoken, unequivocal, resourceful, and empathetic in their approach to community work through arts, ​Karen Miano is an artist and creative with a focus on inclusion and uplifting marginalised voices.