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.
Dominic Willsdon is an educator and curator. Since 2006, he has been Leanne & George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Adjunct Professor in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts. He is also currently a Curatorial Cloud Fellow of the 9th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre which opens in September 2013. From 2000-05, he was Curator of Public Programs at Tate Modern. He is a former editor of the Journal of Visual Culture, has written on visual culture, politics, and education, and is co-editor (with Diarmuid Costello) of The Life and Death of Images: Ethics and Aesthetics (Cornell UP, 2008). His exhibition (co-curated with Betti-Sue Hertz and Frank Smigiel) Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa opens in February 2014.
For his program at the Hub, Riason Naidoo will present his documentary film, Legends of the Casbah - ‘Indian’ rebels of the 1950s, followed by a conversation with Dominic Willsdon.read more »
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »
This roundtable discussion brings together four of the international faculty of the Fall 2012 Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making: Anthony Huberman, Chus Martínez, Sally Tallant, and Dominic Willsdon.read more »
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models conference, co-organized by the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum, aims to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category.read more »