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.
A recent graduate from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Amy Sall holds a master’s degree in Human Rights Studies, concentrating on the right to development and youth empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sall is concerned with issues particularly pertaining to the economic, social and political exclusion of African youth. She received her BA in 2012 from The New School University in Culture and Media Studies, with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a minor in journalism. She is Founder and Editor of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics, a forthcoming online platform and print journal seeking to amplify the youth voice and perspective within the domain of Africa and the diaspora. With a keen interest in cultural studies, African affairs and artistic expression, Amy Sall is also interested in the ways in which media, visual culture and critical theory inform, shape and encourage discourses surrounding the socioeconomic, political and cultural.
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 »