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.
Jennifer Davis graduated with a Master of Architecture (2011) from the University of Toronto and practices architecture, art and curating in Toronto, Canada. Her projects investigate the political and social factors that shape the built environment. She has received numerous architectural awards including the Power Corporation of Canada Award from the Canadian Centre for Architecture where she was a Scholar in Residence in 2010. Davis was the Exhibition Development Assistant for the Canada Pavilion at the 53rd Biennale de Venezia Art Exhibition, 2009, and has presented art works at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, 2010, and Migrating Landscapes, 2012. Critical activities include presenting her architectural thesis, “Unsettled Ground: A Design Methodology for Agonistic Space,” during the Art & Struggle Conference held at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2012 and contributing to publications such as Canadian Architect magazine. Upcoming curatorial activities include Rear View (projects), a series art and architecture projects commissioned for a Toronto laneway.
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »