Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Bakirathi Mani is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies in the Department of English Literature at Swarthmore College. Her essays on South Asian immigration, popular culture, and globalization have been published in a number of academic journals. She has curated public talks, panels and film festivals featuring Asian American and South Asian artists in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Philadelphia. Bakirathi Mani earned her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (2002), an M.A. in Modern Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University (1997), and B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University (1995). In 2009-10 she worked with artists, curators and gallery owners in New York City as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University.
Imaginary Homelands is an exhibition of contemporary art by artists of Pakistani, Indian, and Bangladeshi descent based in the United States.read more »