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.
Shaun Dacey is from Toronto, Canada and is based currently in Vancouver, Canada as the Director/Curator of Access Gallery, a non-profit art center that presents emerging cultural practitioners from the Vancouver community and beyond. Dacey has produced exhibitions for various spaces throughout Canada including the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Gallery Atsui, InterAccess Media Arts Centre, and Sleepwalker Projects. Most recently, Dacey curated Field Work (2010), an exhibition featuring artists Diane Borsato, Roy Caussy, Brendan Fernandes, Hannah Jickling, and Will Kwan that explored artists’ active forays into diverse forms of knowledge exchange through collaboration with non-artists. In 2011 Dacey received an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia.
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »