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.
Shehab Awad is a curator and writer from Cairo, where he served as the assistant curator at Townhouse from 2013-15. Recent projects include Publishing Process (2018) at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, NY; Artists on Art (2018) in collaboration with Olana Historic Site, NY; Hiding in Plain Sight (2018) at Art Helix, SUArt Galleries, Community Folk Art Center, and Point of Contact Gallery, NY; and A Tardigrade’s Dream (2016) in collaboration with Nile Sunset Annex at La Loge, BXL and Beirut Art Center, BEY. His writing has appeared in Madamasr, The Brooklyn Rail, and ArtAsiaPacific. He is currently Curatorial and Development Associate at PARTICIPANT INC, NY and Archivist for painter David Reed. He holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
Throughout 2019 ICI is reading and thinking through Comradeship, ICI’s recent publication by Zdenka Badovinac. On May 21 we will be reading “Interrupted Histories,” translated by Rawley Grau and previously published by the Moderna galerija, Ljubljana in 2006. The conversation will be co-led with curator and writer Shehab Awad and gallerist Mike Tan.read more »