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 a Curator and an Assistant Professor and Provost Fellow in the Department of Art & Public Policy at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City. Ali’s curatorial research practice centers on socially engaged art practices, global contemporary art, and art of the Caribbean Diaspora, with a focus on her homeland Guyana. She serves as Curator-at-Large for the Caribbean Cultural Center in New York. She is Founder and Curator of Guyana Modern, an online platform for contemporary arts and culture of Guyana and Founder and Editorial Director of OF NOTE Magazine—an award-winning nonprofit arts journalism initiative reporting on the intersection of art and activism. Her awards and fellowships include NYU Provost Faculty Fellow, Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Grant, and Fulbright Scholar. She has been named a World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper.’ Her recent book, Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora (Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2020) explores the art and migration narratives of women of Guyanese heritage.
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 »