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.
Latifa Al Khalifa
Latifa Al Khalifa is a researcher, writer and curator who found her passion for the arts by combing through the galleries and museums of London, whilst carrying out her MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at King’s College London. Upon graduation in 2012, she focused her energies on championing the myriad of uncelebrated talents from her region. Following the success of “IN THE OPEN”, an exhibition curated in collaboration with Edge of Arabia and The Bahrain Museum, and further to collaborations with the QMA and Al Riwaq Art Space, Latifa founded her own company Too Far Co. in 2016, with the support of Bahrain Development Bank and Tamkeen. Since then, Too Far Co. has showcased the work of Bahraini and Arab artists in Bahrain, Dubai and London. And in 2019, the company will host its first Cultural Festival in partnership with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA).
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2018 Bangkok program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
ICI presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University to coincide with the launch of its international postgraduate program in Curatorial Practice, and with the James H.W. Thompson Foundation.read more »