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.
Chloe Geoghegan is Curator of Art at the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hakena, at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. In 2017 and 2018 she was an independent writer and curator; 2014-2017 she was Director of Dunedin’s Blue Oyster Art Project Space; 2012-2014 she co-founded Dog Park artist-run space in Christchurch. In 2016 she travelled to China and Korea for 3 weeks on the annual Creative New Zealand Asia New Zealand 2016 Curators Tour; in 2015 she took part in the ICI Fall Curatorial Intensive in New York; in 2015 and 2016 together with Melanie Oliver she developed NZ’s first Emerging Curators Programme. She is interested in furthering curatorial discourse in Aotearoa through critical writing, exhibiting and publishing. She holds a BFA(Hons) from the University of Canterbury in Graphic Design and Art History, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorship. Recent projects include: ‘Abject Failures’ at Hastings City Art Gallery (2018), ‘Cul-de-sac’ at RM, Auckland (2018), ‘A Year of Conscious Practice’ online (2016-present) and ‘Zero to Hero’ at TBC Art Inc, Melbourne (2016). She intermittently writes for: Contemporary HUM, Pantograph Punch and the Journal of Curatorial Studies and for a range of other publications, institutions and artists.
The False Demographic reflects the diverse potential of socio-political dialogue within art practice.read more »
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »