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.
John Beadle was born in the Bahamas in 1964 and grew up on the island of New Providence. Beadle is a multi-discipline artist whose work draws from his involvement in his community’s cultural practices and the intimate observation of that space. Beadle mines his environment for information to inform his material use, utterances/narratives and direction… at times the material is metaphorical other times, physical. For over thirty years he has been instrumental in transforming the contemporary Bahamian art landscape by forming art collectives and working toward a creolization of his art practice. Beadle says, “I want my art to communicate with the same patois and poetry as my tongue.”