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.
Mathilde Walker-Billaud is a curator and cultural producer based in New York City. With a focus on literature, performance and time-based media, her multidisciplinary projects grapple with Western systems of representation and knowledge. She held positions as Assistant Editor at the National Centre for Dance, Program Director at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, Program Coordinator at Villa Gillet (NYC festival “Walls and Bridges”), Workshop Curator at UnionDocs, and Creative Manager at company nora chipaumire. She organized lectures, screenings, and performances in various institutions including Bard College, Colgate University, UnionDocs, Triangle Arts, Anthology Film Archives and the Metrograph (Flaherty NYC). Between 2014 and 2019, she programmed and hosted the screening and lecture series on spectatorship “What You Get Is What You see” (Jace Clayton, Ilana Harris-Babou, Elisa Gardina Papa, Martha Rosler, Luc Sante and more) at UnionDocs. Her most recent projects are the film series “2019 Fall Flaherty NYC: Surface Knowledge,” the interdisciplinary program “Women in Public” and the BKH Curator Award 2020 exhibition The World Is Gone, I Must Carry You at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (with Susan Hiller, Sky Hopinka, Bethan Huws, Gala Porras-Kim and Krista Belle Stewart). Her writing and voice have appeared in BOMB Magazine, ART PAPERS, Cinema Camp Festival 2020 and the podcast Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything. She received an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in 2019.
Photo: Abby Lord.
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »