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.
Alexie Glass-Kantor is based in Melbourne, where since 2006 she has been the Director and Senior Curator of Gertrude Contemporary, one of Australia’s longest-running independent art spaces that houses galleries, sixteen artist’s studios, and an international exhibition and residency program. Before that, Glass-Kantor was a curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and worked in state art institutions, museums, independent spaces, and festivals. As a curator, she has contributed to projects at institutions including Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007); SITE Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico (2008); National University of Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2008–09); Magazzino D’arte Moderna, Rome (2009); Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2009); and Iberia Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing and Warmun Indigenous Arts Centre, Western Australia (2010–12). Recent curatorial collaborations include: Parallel Collisions: 12th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, with Natasha Bullock at the Art Gallery of South Australia (2012); City Within the City, Artsonje Centre, South Korea with Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2011–13); and 21:100:100 - one hundred sound works by one hundred artists from the twenty-first century with the Melbourne International Arts Festival and MONA/FOMA (2008–09). Glass-Kantor regularly contributes to symposiums, forums, and journals throughout the Asia-Pacific region; was the Asialink curator-in-residence at Ssamzie Space, Seoul, in 2005; is Deputy Chair of the Contemporary Art Organisations of Australia and is a board member of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), Australia’s peak body for cultural advocacy.
Alexie Glass-Kantor speaks at the Curator’s Perspective, an itinerant public discussion series that features international curators who distill current happenings in contemporary art.read more »
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.read more »