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.
Isabella Tam joined M+ museum in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now the Associate Curator (Visual Art) and works closely with the Museum’s premium collection of M+ Sigg Collection of contemporary Chinese art as well as to strategise the museum’s strategy on photography. She co-curated M+ Sigg Collection - Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art in 2016, and Canton Express in 2017, Song Dong: 36 Calendars in 2013 and the outdoor art exhibition Mobile M+: Inflation! in 2013. Prior joining M+, Tam holds other positions at the Visual Arts Centre in Hong Kong and a curatorial fellow at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Her upcoming projects includes an online exhibition of the museum’s collection.
Developed by ICI in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? will examine the current state of the Asian contemporary art scene within the larger global context.read more »