Curatorial Hub Curatorial Hub: Masum Momaya: Before and After ‘Beyond Bollywood’

Smithsonian Curator and Curatorial Intensive Alumna Masum Momaya reflects on her curatorial practice, using the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation as a starting point.

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Special Events SE: ICI Spring 2014 Program

ICI’s 2014 Spring brochure is now available. Included is all the information on our current and future exhibitions, education programs, public events, online journal, and much more. Email Laurel Voss at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to receive a hard copy in the mail.

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do it

do it takes written instructions by artists as a point of departure. These can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted. do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the “Exhibition in Progress.”

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Curatorial Intensive

ICI’s Curatorial Intensive program was established in 2010 as the world’s first short-course, low-cost training program for curators. Intended to bring working professionals together to gain new skills and perspectives on pragmatic aspects of curating, as well as to increase dialogue in curatorial ideas, the Intensive supports early- to mid-career curators working independently or institutionally in emerging and established art centers around the world. Two programs are held in New York every year, and others are developed in collaboration with partners around the world.


  • Fellowship: 2014 ICI Curatorial Fellowship: Sumesh Sharma

    ICI’s 2014 Curatorial Fellow Sumesh Sharma seeks to uncover the complex histories of colonialism in Africa, Middle East, and South Asia by examining the funding mechanisms and institutional support of art institutions that utilize the power structures put in place by colonial laws.

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  • Fellowship: The 2014 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

    Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI announce the 2014 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.

    Application deadline: April 1, 2014

    The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI are pleased to announce an open call for curators: The 2014 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. In its third edition, this travel award will support a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. Intending to generate new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, and cultural centers in the area, this award will cover curatorial residencies, studio visits, and/or archival research. 

    The CPPC Travel Award will support a curator to visit either one or multiple locations in Central America and the Caribbean, and will prioritize first encounters, allowing curators that have not traveled to the region to make connections and develop networks. The travel period can be anywhere between three weeks and three months, and take place between May and November 2014. The grant will cover costs of up to $10,000. Funds can be requested to visit one or more of the following countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama; and, in the Caribbean: The Antilles, The Bahamas, Colombia (Caribbean region), and Turks and Caicos Islands.

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  • Dispatch: Miguel Amado: Report from Angola and Mozambique

    Last year, under the auspices of ICI, I embarked on a project focusing on African art in general and the art of the African Portuguese-speaking countries in particular. The research included field trips to Luanda (Angola) and Maputo (Mozambique), where I assembled documentation about artists, museums, galleries, exhibitions, and players such as collectors and dealers.

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