Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, training opportunities, research initiatives, and publications for curators and audiences around the world. Established in 1975, ICI is headquartered in New York, but active around the world. ICI’s programs are presented and often developed in partnership with art institutions across the globe, therefore encouraging new infrastructures for art practice internationally, and inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
David Teh’s research centers on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. He is based in Sydney, Australia and works at the National University of Singapore, in the fields of critical theory and visual culture. From 2005-9 Teh was an independent critic and curator based in Bangkok, Thailand. His recent projects have included The More Things Change…, 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (2008); Unreal Asia, 55, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (2009); Itineraries, VWFA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011); and Video Vortex #7, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2011). Teh’s writings have appeared in Third Text, Art Asia Pacific, LEAP Magazine, Art & Australia, Broadsheet, and The Bangkok Post. He is director of Future Perfect, a new gallery and project platform in Singapore.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »