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.
Khwezi Gule is a curator and writer based in Johannesburg. He is currently Chief Curator at the Soweto Museums, which includes, the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum and the Kliptown Open Air Museum. Prior to that, Gule held the position of curator of contemporary collections at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. As curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Gule worked on a number of significant exhibitions including: Meschac Gaba’s Tresses and Other Projects (2007), Kay Hassan’s Urbanation (2008), and Tracey Rose’s Waiting for God, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2011) and the Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden (2011/2012). Gule has also co-curated and acted as consultant to exhibitions and projects including Olvida Quien Soy (2005), held at CAAM, Spain; Beauty and Pleasure (2009), held in Sternesen Museum; as well as the Multipistes Project (2008-2009). In addition to numerous speaking engagements, Gule has written for various publications such as exhibition catalogues, newspapers, magazines, and journals. The most recent of these were a presentation at the Artists’ Congress (convened by Chus Martinez) for dOCUMENTA(13) and an essay for the exhibition catalogue of The Rise and Fall of Apartheid (curated by Okwui Enwezor and Rory Bester). Gule is a founder member of a collective of creative intellectuals dubbed the Dead Revolutionaries Club. This collective has produced a number of exhibitions, discussion forums, and launched a webzine.
Developed by ICI in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives will examine the role of cultural production in addressing geopolitical landscapes and recent histories.read more »