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.
Mika Conradie is a Johannesburg-based curator, writer, archivist, and researcher. She completed her Honours degree in History of Art (with distinction) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. She has worked at the Wits Art Museum as a researcher (under the award of a Mellon Research Fund), archives manager, and assistant curator. In 2012 she assisted the Market Photo Workshop as Archives and Research Coordinator and was on their curatorial team. She co-curated Identikit, which travelled to the Gwanza Month of Photography, Harare, and was the editor of its accompanying publication, which included essays by Raimi Gbadamosi, Willem Popelier, Tracey Rose, Sean O’ Toole, and Irene Sinou. She co-curated Zoo City (Constitutional Hill, 2011), a necessary theatre (Market Photo Workshop, 2012), and supplies (Market Photo Workshop, 2012) as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012-13. In 2012 she initiated the Impromptu series of pop-up exhibitions with Assemblage, held in empty buildings throughout Johannesburg. She is embarking on her Masters degree in History of Art in July 2013, investigating the history of photography’s discursive spaces in Johannesburg and South Africa. She is one half of the creative collective RE-collective which presented a zine at the Independent Publishing Project in association with Goethe Institute Johannesburg in April 2012.
Developed by Independent Curators International in collaboration with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, the Curatorial Intensive: Contemporary Curatorial Practice will examine the pragmatics of organizing exhibitions, while addressing the specificities of curating in the African context.read more »