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.
David Teh’s research centers on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. He is based in Singapore and works at the National University of Singapore, in the fields of critical theory and visual culture. From 2005-9 Teh was an independent critic and curator based in Bangkok, Thailand. His recent projects have included The More Things Change…, 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (2008); Unreal Asia, 55, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (2009); Itineraries, VWFA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011); and Video Vortex #7, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2011). Teh’s writings have appeared in Third Text, Art Asia Pacific, LEAP Magazine, Art & Australia, Broadsheet, and The Bangkok Post. He is director of Future Perfect, a new gallery and project platform in Singapore.
ICI presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University to coincide with the launch of its international postgraduate program in Curatorial Practice, and with the James H.W. Thompson Foundation.read more »
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »