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.
Makeda Damtew is a curator and assistant lecturer at Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design where she advises students and evaluates their work, assisting in the end of the term exhibition at the university gallery. When she is not teaching or curating, Damtew spends her time making art. She has exhibited at different venues, locally and internationally. As a studio artist, Damtew holds a BA in Marketing Management from Addis Ababa University Commercial College (2006) and a BFA in Painting from Addis Ababa University Alle School of Arts and Design (2010).
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.read more »