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.
Aliou Ndiaye is a curator and researcher of African artistic creations in the context of transnational mobility across 6 European countries. This fieldwork research observes the evolutions of contemporary African art in the context of globalization and cultural diversities. Ndiaye received his Bachelor’s degree at the National School of Arts, Senegal, in 2001, and a Master degree in Journalism, in Senegal, and an Advanced Master’s in Intercultural Communication (Lugano University, Switzerland). From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a journalist at a Senegalese daily news publication where he wrote stories on culture. He published numerous articles in the Afrik’arts review (Dakar Biennial) and also contributed to the “Dak’art” daily news, Dak’art Actus, from 2002 to 2010. In 2014, he supervised and served as Head Editor of the Dak’art Actus. Member of the International Association for Art Critics (AICA) since 2004, he is an individual member of Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR, Switzerland), since 2015. He contributed writing for the associated art critics on the exhibition Cissé & Toguo (Galerie Manege, French Institute, Dakar, 2010), at the Biennale de la Photographie (Bamako, 2011) and the project Rencontres d’arts des Ateliers Sham (Brazzaville, 2012), and for the exhibition Chambre des années 50 with the artist Serin Ndiaye in 2013. He is interested in visual culture, language, and cultural frameworks linked to visual arts in the postcolonial context.
The participants of Curatorial Intensive in Dakar will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have workshopped throughout the course of the week.read more »