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.
Alfred Dong is independent curator and visual artist living in Beijing, Bangkok, and New York. His curatorial practice explores identity in a globalized society, as well as ideas inspired by Nicolas Bourriaud’s theory “Altermodern.” Dong has curated exhibitions internationally, co-organizing with various American, Italian, and Dutch institutions. He is the guest curator for the 2012 Noorderlicht International Photofestival (The Netherlands). Other curatorial projects include: The Harmony between Man and Heaven at Blokhuispoort in Leeuwarden; co-curator and planner of the exhibition by International Center of Photography (NY) at China Lishui Museum of Photography; and the 2011 Lishui International Photography Festival (China). Dong was the curator for a large slide presentation, China Face 1990-2010 at the 2010 Athens Photography Festival (Greece); and curator of American Chinese Design Exhibition at Hangzhou Creative Expo 2011. He was also Adjunct Director of the International Exhibition at China Lishui Museum of Photography (2011). As a visual artist, Dong’s films and videos were screened in the United States, France, and Italy. His artworks have been exhibited at Bienal de Cerveira in Portugal; WRO Media Art Biennale in Poland; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C; White Box, New York; Apexart, New York; and Arcade Gallery, Chicago, among many others.
Developed by ICI in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? will examine the current state of the Asian contemporary art scene within the larger global context.read more »