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.
Rachel Dedman (b.1989, London) is an independent curator and writer based in Beirut since 2013. Rachel’s practice includes in-depth art historical research and collaborative work with contemporary artists. Current and recent projects include Earth Hold for the Palestinian biennial, Qalandiya International (Ramallah and London, 2018); Labour of Love, for the Palestinian Museum (Ramallah, 2018); Polycephaly.net (2018); Kindling, for Fotopub Festival (Slovenia, 2017); Midad: The Public and Intimate Lives of Arabic Calligraphy, for Dar el-Nimer (Beirut, 2017); Unravelled, for Beirut Art Center (Beirut, 2016); Halcyon, for the Transart Triennal (Berlin, 2016); At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery, a satellite exhibition for the Palestinian Museum (Beirut, 2016); and Space Between Our Fingers, for apexart (Beirut, 2015). Rachel has written for Ibraaz, Reorient, and Spike, among many others, and is the author of two books on Palestinian dress. She was curator-in-residence at 98weeks and has received grants and scholarships from Independent Curators International, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and the Getty Foundation. She studied History of Art at Oxford University and was the Von Clemm Postgraduate Fellow at Harvard University, where she specialised in contemporary art from the Middle-East. Rachel was a participant of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program, Beirut, 2013/14.
This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.read more »