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.
Julien Amicel is Co-Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn. He founded the organization in 2010, following an idea by Redha Moali. Amicel has set up several artists residencies in France and has re-focused the strategy of several existing programs in the field. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the ‘Artist Run Spaces’ research program at ESAD Reims, and is a Professional instructor for CIPAC France on the topic of artists residencies.