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.
Helen Carey is Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland where she curated the exhibitions PATRICK JOLLEY, STRIKE!, LABOUR & LOCKOUT, UPENDING 2013, and Michael Warren: New Work 2014, among others. Carey has collaborated with Goldsmiths College, LAND I LABOUR I CAPITAL, and Fire Station Artists Studio Art and Responsibility Seminar with curators Galit Eilat & Kuratorisk Aktion in 2013. Previously, Carey was Inaugural Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2002-2007), where she selected the independent exhibitions and projects. Carey was Curator of the TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway in 2009. She has been trained in mentoring for disabled artists and museum documentation, as well as holding an MA in Visual Arts Practices (First Class Honours) from the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, and a BA (Honours) in History and Politics from University College Dublin.
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.read more »