Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Martha Kazungu is a Ugandan writer and curator. She is an alumna for Àsìkò school, a programme founded and directed by Bisi Silva. She received her BA at Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine art at Makerere University. She is currently completing her master’s degree in African Verbal and Visual Art with a focus on media and curating in Africa at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. She has contributed articles for Contemporary And magazine, Start Art Journal and Art Africa Magazine as well as on her personal blog. Before enrolling for her MA, Kazungu not only worked with Makerere Art Gallery, 32 Degrees East the Ugandan arts Trust, Goethe Zentrum Kampala but also assisted in many exhibitions in Kampala, most notably the Kampala Art Biennale 2016 where she served as curatorial assistant. She is currently working on two projects; one concerns researching graphic art from Uganda and the other is titled Tuwaye (let’s converse) and works towards creating safe spaces for female artists to interact through dialogue and exhibitions. Throughout her work, she is interested in activating figurative language into contemporary discussions which might be manifested either as exhibitions or text or both.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Cape Town program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
This November, ICI will organize the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. The program will coincide with Infecting the City, the longest running public arts festival in the country, curated by Jay Pather.read more »