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.
Portia Malatjie (b. 1985) is a Johannesburg based curator and art historian. Malatjie completed her Masters in History of Art at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011, following a Fine Art degree at the same institution in 2008. Her curated exhibitions include Blissful Disturbance at the Michaelis Gallery (2011), CityTales and CountryScapes at Museum Africa (2011), Random Access at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios (2011), Transference at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (2012), and [dis/play] at GoetheonMain and Ansteys Building (2012). Her writings have been published in the Mail & Guardian, Artthrob, and numerous exhibition catalogues, such as Alterating Conditions in 2012. In 2011, she participated in the 24 Hour Suburban Residency at the Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art in Johannesburg where she organized a one-day workshop for emerging curators. Malatjie is currently lecturing History of Art at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. She was guest curator for the 2012 MTN New Contemporaries Award; the exhibition was held at the historic Castle of Goodhope’s BBlock in Cape Town.
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 »