Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Abdellah Karroum is Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar. Karroum has organized and co-curated numerous international exhibitions and programs for various institutions including capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, where he worked from 1993–1996; the 2006 DAK’ART Biennial for African Contemporary Art; the Position Papers program in the Gwangju Bienniale 2008 (invited by the artistic director Okwui Enwezor), and the 2009 Marrakech Biennale, among others. He is also a member of the Prince Pierre Monaco Foundation’s Artistic Council for its International Contemporary Art Prize. Karroum is the founder and artistic director of several art projects: most notably, L’appartement 22, an experimental collaborative space for exhibitions and artists’ residencies founded in 2002 in Rabat, Morocco; and the Le Bout Du Monde art expeditions, a long term project which has taken place in different locations around the globe since 2000. In 2007 Karroum launched the web radio R22 as an extension of L’appartment 22.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »