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.
Demian DinéYazhi’(Diné) is a transdisciplinary artist who uses social interventions to interrupt colonial power structures. Their blog Heterogeneoushomosexual contemplates “Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist Art” and how a marginalized body navigates and resists assimilation. DinéYazhi’s practice includes curation, zine production, public interactions, as well as writing and poetry. DinéYazhi’ graduated with a BFA in Intermedia Arts from PNCA in 2014 and is the founder of Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) an activist initiative for education and preservation of Indigenous art and culture. They grew up in Gallup, New Mexico, and is currently based in Portland, Oregon.