Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1984, Grace Samboh lives in between Yogyakarta and Medan, Indonesia. Due to questioning (a little bit) too many things all at once, she does curatorial work as well as research. She truly believes that every person needs at least three copies of themselves. Some of her recent curatorial work are POLLINATION, with Bill Nguyen, at the Factory Contemporary Art Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2018); Moelyono: A retrospective, at the National Gallery of Indonesia (2018); SUNSHOWER – Contemporary art from Southeast Asia 1980s to now at the Mori Art Museum, and the National Art Center Tokyo, Japan (2017); Carte Blanche: Anxiety, at the Mizuma Gallery, Singapore (2017); Museum Tanpa Tanda Jasa (Unsung Museum) in ROH Projects, Jakarta, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, & Galeri Gerilya, Bandung, Indonesia (2016-…); #banyakbanyak (many-many) in different sites and galleries in Indonesia and Australia in collaboration with Kristi Monfries, Helen Hughes & Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2015). With Hyphen, her partners in curiosity, she is unraveling datas, facts and stories about Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru Indonesia (1975-1989) into an upcoming publication. With Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation, she is taking care of the programing part of the Equator Symposium (2012-2022).
Grace Samboh proposes an unstructured (non-exhibition or non-production oriented) form of residencies for artists, curators, researchers, and writers.read more »
Developed by ICI in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? will examine the current state of the Asian contemporary art scene within the larger global context.read more »