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.
Ikram Lakhdhar is an independent Tunisian Curator and Scholar. Her research-based exhibitions examine issues of race, gender, and the politics of colonial and oriental representation. Including her most recent exhibition at George Washington University and Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Gallery 102, “Water/ماء: Trespassing Liquid Highways”, which investigated the subject of water as a transnational grounding to uncover colonialist and orientalist between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean seas.
Lakhdhar holds an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in Art History and International Relations from Connecticut College. She is the Founding Editor of DIRT, a platform for inclusive arts discourse, and the Communications and Network Membership Manager at Common Field.
Lakhdhar presented research at NYU, the Jerusalem Fund, Parking Gallery in South Africa, GWU, and others. Her writing has been published in journals including Arts.Black, BmoreArt, and Common Field’s Field Perspectives. She received international awards for her curatorial praxis most recently from Valetta 2018 Culture Capital, the Getty Foundation, CIMAM, and CISLA.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Auckland program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
In collaboration with Artspace Aotearoa, ICI presents the first Curatorial Intensive in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. This Intensive draws upon the diverse cultural environment from Auckland and the greater te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Pacific Ocean region. This Intensive anticipates Artspace Aotearoa’s new programme ‘The Drift,’ which will examine and respond to alternative approaches to artistic education.read more »