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.
Emilia Galatis is interested in arts ability to provoke thought and impact an audience beyond gallery walls. Emilia is passionate about sharing the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal art practice with a wider audience and finding new avenues for remote artists to express themselves. Emilia majored in Art history and Archaeology at the University of Western Australia and then completed an honors dissertation in Art History, focusing on Kimberley rock art. Through attending Art Fairs, seminars and relationships with remote communities. Emilia keeps up to date with the most interesting and sophisticated Aboriginal art in Australia. Last year, she spent some time in the desert visiting artists, gaining valuable information which influences her ideas everyday. Because of her experience, she was selected to mentor two students from the University of Western Australia as part of their 3rd year arts practicum unit in 2011.