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.
Evelyn Owen is a writer and curator based in New York City. A cultural geographer by training, her research explores contested geographical imaginations, especially in relation to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora. She is currently the Curatorial Fellow at The Africa Center, NYC. For The Africa Center, she curated the sound installation Lagos State of Mind II (2014) with artist Emeka Ogboh. With Yaëlle Biro, she co-curated the exhibition The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffe’s Photographs of Angola and South Africa at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2015). Her writing has been published by The Guardian, FOAM, Contemporary&, Okayafrica, 1-54, and Africa is a Country. She received her PhD with a thesis on the geographies of contemporary African art from Queen Mary, University of London.
Organized in collaboration with apexart, curator Evelyn Owen, artist Dana Whabira, and writer Neelika Jayawardane will speak about the exhibition Tracing Obsolescence.read more »
Curators Evelyn Owen and Yaëlle Biro will discuss the work of South African photographer Jo Ractliffe.read more »