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.
Fari Nzinga earned both her M.A. and Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. She has been living in New Orleans since 2009, where she conducted her dissertation research on Black-led arts organizations and community rebuilding in the post-Katrina historical moment. After graduating from her doctoral program, Fari won the ACLS/Mellon Public Fellowship, and worked for two years at the New Orleans Museum of Art where she was tasked with facilitating institutional transformation around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently a freelancer, Fari Nzinga is an emerging curator and an Adjunct Professor at Bard Early College in New Orleans where she teaches a popular course on Black feminist thought; and is co-founder of the Color BLOC, an information and resource-sharing platform for the professional advancement of New Orleans-based artists and arts professionals of color.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2018 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »