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, Lebanon. Rachel is currently curating an exhibition for the Palestinian Museum (Birzeit, West Bank) on Palestinian embroidery, and is about to take up the post of Curator-in-Residence at 98weeks (Beirut) for the next year. She is the first-place winner of the apexart (New York) Franchise Program 2014/15, for which she is presenting Space between our fingers in Beirut, 2015. Rachel is currently working on writing and editorial projects with The Mosaic Rooms, Ashkal Alwan and Visualizing Palestine, and has been published by Ibraaz, Culture+Conflict, ArtDiscover and the Journal of Art Historiography. Rachel has curatorial experience with Tate Modern, Art Dubai, Waddesdon Manor and Ben Uri Gallery, among others, and also works as a consultant for Medical Aid for Palestinians. She holds a First-class degree in the History of Art from St. John’s College, Oxford, and was the Von Clemm Fellow at Harvard University, 2012-13, where she specialised in contemporary art from the Middle-East. This year she has been a participant of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program, Beirut.
This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Center Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.read more »