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.
Jay Pather is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, Director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) and Artistic Director of Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. Recent publications include articles in New Territories: Theatre, Drama, and Performance in Post-apartheid South Africa edited by Marc Meaufort; Changing Metropolis ll edited by Marie Polli; Rogue Urbanism edited by Edgar Pieterse and Abdul Malik Simone and Performing Cities edited by Nicholas Whybrow. Recent art works include: Body of Evidence in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Den Haag, Blind Spot for the Metropolis Biennale, Copenhagen, Qaphela Caesar at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and rite, a re-imagining of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps. Jay is curator for the Infecting the City Public Art Festivals and The GIPCA Live Art Festivals, and serves on the Board of the National Arts Festival of South Africa. He was recently appointed as curator for the Afrovibes Festival in Amsterdam and as juror for the International Award for Public Art.
This November, ICI will organize the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. The program will coincide with Infecting the City, the longest running public arts festival in the country, curated by Jay Pather.read more »
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Jay Pather, Director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), will speak about curating performance and live art in public space.read more »
This April, ICI organizes the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Accra, Ghana, in collaboration with Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana (FCA).read more »