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.
Josh Ginsburg was born in 1981. He received his MFA from University of Cape Town in 2011 and Bsc. in Electorical Mechanical Engineering from University of Cape Town in 2004. As an artist, Ginsburg has most recently performed Breath Control at City Hall, Cape Town (2012) and presented a video performance, Something Elastic, at the Edge of Wrong Festival in Norway (2012). He has also completed artist residencies at the Very Real Time Residency and Ampersand Residency. He has been involved with various curatorial projects such as Bootleg exhibition at Evil Son in Cape Town (2012) and as the co-founder of Research Art in Cape Town (2011). He currently works as the Assistant Researcher for the Wendy Fisher Private Collection, consulting with the curatorial team based in the UK on South African works.
Developed by Independent Curators International in collaboration with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, the Curatorial Intensive: Contemporary Curatorial Practice will examine the pragmatics of organizing exhibitions, while addressing the specificities of curating in the African context.read more »