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.
Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta woman and writer and curator. She is currently Senior Curator, South-Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria, and Artistic Associate for RISING Festival Melbourne. Kimberley works with knowledge, histories, and futures at the intersection of First Peoples historical and contemporary art and making. Kimberley has held curatorial and community arts development roles at Melbourne Museum for over ten years, in 2018 she was Museums Victoria’s lead curator for Mandela: My Life, an exhibition on Nelson Mandela at Melbourne Museum in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation Johannesburg and IEC exhibitions. In 2021 she was a co-curator for the inaugural Tri-Nations Indigenous Triennial at Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG-Qaumajuq) for Naadohbii: To Draw Water a curatorial collaboration between Melbourne Museum Australia, Pataka Art + Museum New Zealand and WAG-Qaumajuq. In 2021 Kimberley developed the project MOVING OBJECTS with RISING festival and Museums Victoria which is a framework for sustained collection access with contemporary artists, supporting the transformative potential that museum collections can have with the community and critically engaging in themes of regeneration, disruption, and renewal. Independently Kimberley has written for publications worldwide and held curatorial and research fellowships across Europe, UK, U.S.A, South Asia, and North America with a focus on research around the intersection of First Peoples contemporary practice and historical archive. In 2019 Kimberley won the Power Institute Indigenous Art Writing Award and in 2020 was the co-editor for Artlink Indigenous 40.2 Kin Constellations: Languages Waters Futures. She is Alumni of the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program National Gallery of Australia and Director on the board for Barpirdhila Foundation, Shepparton Art Museum, and the International Art Critics Association Australia branch. Kimberley is currently a PhD Candidate in curatorial practice at Monash University Melbourne.
Towards Accountability: Art and Institutions on Indigenous Territories is a series of conversations curated and moderated by Jordan Wilson ICI’s Inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Research Fellow. The series brought together artists, curators, and other thinkers who shared experiences and engaged in conversation on the actions and responsibilities of contemporary art institutions, public art on Indigenous lands, and Indigenous curatorial and artistic practices.
read more »