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.
John Beadle was born in the Bahamas in 1964 and grew up on the island of New Providence. Beadle is a multi-discipline artist whose work draws from his involvement in his community’s cultural practices and the intimate observation of that space. Beadle mines his environment for information to inform his material use, utterances/narratives and direction… at times the material is metaphorical other times, physical. For over thirty years he has been instrumental in transforming the contemporary Bahamian art landscape by forming art collectives and working toward a creolization of his art practice. Beadle says, “I want my art to communicate with the same patois and poetry as my tongue.”