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.
Balamohan Shingade is a writer, curator of contemporary art, and an occasional performer of Indian classical music. He is a Masters graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, where he was formerly a teaching fellow. Shingade is currently the Assistant Director of St Paul St Gallery at Auckland University of Technology. His research focuses on theories of community, asceticism and political withdrawal.
As a writer, Shingade has contributed to art-agenda at e-flux, Art News New Zealand, Art + Australia Online, Artlink Australia, Christchurch Art Gallery’s Bulletin, University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture, Pantograph Punch, and more. As a curator, he has contributed to Field Recordings (2018) and Alex Monteith: Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions (2017) at ST PAUL St Gallery, Isobel Thom: ILK (2016) and Soft Architecture (2016) at Malcolm Smith Gallery, Joyce Campbell: Te Taniwha and the Thread (2015) at Uxbridge Arts and Culture, and Thirty-six Views of Mount Taranaki (2013) for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s Open Window.
In collaboration with Artspace Aotearoa, ICI presents the first Curatorial Intensive in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. This Intensive draws upon the diverse cultural environment from Auckland and the greater te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Pacific Ocean region. This Intensive anticipates Artspace Aotearoa’s new programme ‘The Drift,’ which will examine and respond to alternative approaches to artistic education.read more »