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.
El Hadji Malick Ndiaye
El Hadji Malick Ndiaye has a PhD in Art History from the University of Rennes II in France. He is a former postdoctoral fellow of the Laboratory of Design, Arts and Heritage (Labex CAP) and the Research Center for the Arts and Language (EHESS / CNRS). He is currently a researcher at IFAN / University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD). Ndiaye teaches in the Department of Philosophy of UCAD, at the Higher Institute of Arts and Cultures (UCAD) and at the Heritage Skills section of the Gaston Berger University (St. Louis). He is a graduate of the Institut National du Patrimoine, Paris, and former fellow of the National Institute of History of Art in Paris, as well as a curator, art theorist, and specialist in postcolonial studies and African heritage. He is the coordinator of various scientific activities around these themes, collaborates with various magazines and participates in several international meetings.