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.
Jimmy Ogonga is an artist and producer, working intermittently between art production and curatorial practice. In 2001, he founded a polyvalent space, the Centre for Contemporary Art, East Africa (CCA, Nairobi), an initiative that works as a catalyst for the visual arts and the creation of significant art projects. In 2006–09, he curated Amnesia, a multidisciplinary roving research and exhibition project that brought together artists from Africa and its scattered Diasporas. He has co-curated projects including Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art (2010, Johannesburg), and was a member of “Incubator for a pan-African roaming biennial,” a yearlong project arranged to facilitate the articulation of critical positions regarding the notion of a Pan-African Biennial, as part of Manifesta 8. He was technical advisor (2013) and is co-curator (2014) of the Addis Ababa Foto Festival. Ogonga is Curator of the Kenya Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale.
This April, ICI organizes the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Accra, Ghana, in collaboration with Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana (FCA).read more »