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.
Grace Aneiza Ali
Grace Aneiza Ali is an Assistant Professor/Provost Faculty Fellow in Art & Public Policy at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Ali’s curatorial research practice and exhibitions center on socially engaged art practices as well as contemporary art of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Her most recent curatorial projects include “In/Visible: Portraits of Farmers and Spice Porters of India” (NYU Kimmel Galleries); “Un|Fixed Homeland” (Aljira Center for Contemporary Art); and “Liminal Space” (Caribbean Cultural Center). She is the founder and curator of Guyana Modern, an online platform for the contemporary arts and culture of Guyana and its diaspora. She is also the founder and editorial director of OF NOTE Magazine — an award-winning nonprofit arts journalism initiative reporting on the intersection of art and politics and global arts activism. Her essays on contemporary art have been published in Nueva Luz Journal, Small Axe Journal, Harvard’s Transition Magazine, and Wasafiri Journal (London) among others. Ali is the recipient of the following awards that have generously supported her work: NYU Provost Faculty Fellowship, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, and the NYU Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship.
Curatorial Intensive alum Grace Aneiza Ali will speak about her exhibition, Un | Fixed Homeland, currently on view at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art.read more »
Curatorial Intensive alumna Grace Aneiza Ali and photographer Aida Muluneh will present their work and engage in a conversation about photography in Ethiopia and Guyana.read more »
Join ICI and the Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive participants on Tuesday, September 30 for a public symposium where the participants will present their exhibition and project proposals.read more »