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.
Joleen Loh is an Assistant Curator at National Gallery Singapore. She is also part of the curatorial team that is responsible for the DBS Singapore Gallery, a long-term exhibition space that surveys art in Singapore from the 19th century to the present. Her research is currently focused on art in Southeast Asia from the 1960s onwards, including the artistic exchanges and art historical entanglements between Britain and Singapore. She was formerly Curatorial Associate at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, where she developed its exhibitions and public programs from 2012 to 2014. She graduated with an MA in History of Art from University College London, United Kingdom, which was supported by a National Arts Council postgraduate scholarship. She also holds a BA in Art History and Asian Studies from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her past projects include A Fact Has No Appearance: Art Beyond the Object (2016) (curatorial assistant), Earth Work 1979 (2016) (curatorial assistant), Busan Biennale 2014: Special Projects (2014) (co-curator), SOUND: Latitudes and Attitudes (2014) (co-curator), Lost to the Future: Contemporary Art from Central Asia (2013) (curatorial assistant), and Lee Wen: Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real (2011) (curatorial assistant).
The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Manila will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »