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.
Emer Grant is a curator, artist and writer with an interest in the relationships between technology, art and society. She completed a BA in Fine Art and Critical Practice from the University of Brighton, where she curated three shows: -ING at the Grand Parade Gallery (exploring process), Underclear (a live group A/V event for Brighton Festival), and the University of Brighton Degree Show. After this she became an Artist Assistant for Damien Hirst, while continuing to curate shows independently and working for various galleries in London. In 2007 she became a Project Coordinator for Thomas Heatherwick. In 2008 Grant moved to Berlin and became an Arts Writer for various websites and magazines, Grant also managed the Photography Gallery SevenStar and the PHL Design gallery in Mitte and worked with the arts production company Lumin on several exhibition projects such as the 2011 Deloitte Festival at the Royal Opera House. She recently completed a Masters in the History of Art at the University of York and currently works as Communications Manager for the Void Gallery in Derry, where she is curating several projects for the 2013 City of Culture.
Developed by ICI in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives will examine the role of cultural production in addressing geopolitical landscapes and recent histories.read more »