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.
Philip Balimunsi is a visual artist and curator based at Philbal Independent Art Studio. His interests include Ugandan art history and its relation to contemporary practice. He is a national art judge of Youth Alive Uganda, a member of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust, and was selected to attend the Bayimba / 32° East Curators Workshop where he co-curated Know Go Zone and Dance in the City with South African based curator, Gabi Ngcobo. Balimunsi has recently been selected as part of the curatorial committee of KLA ART 014, Kampala’s Contemporary Art Festival. Along with four other emerging Ugandan voices, and led by the advisement of Ngcobo, Balimunsi will drive the curatorial vision for KLA ART 014. Balimunsi’s artistic practice has been exhibited in Zandjik, Boxmeer, Netherlands and throughout his hometown, Kampala. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Fine Arts from Makerere University. Balimunsi has received Fulbright academic funding from a Dutch Wolters family, PEFO, and ENDIGA foundation for both his secondary and university education. Balimunsi is keen to pursue his academic research by applying for a Masters in art history and curatorial studies in 2015.
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.read more »