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.
Matthew Perkins is an Australian curator, writer, and artist with a specialized interest in advancing the awareness of historical Australian video art. He has curated a number exhibitions focusing on this subject including Parallel Universes: International Cross Currents in Early Australian Video Art, Queensland University of Technology (2012) and Video Void, Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australian Experimental Arts Foundation in Adelaide, and QUT in Brisbane (2010). In this field, Perkins has also contributed to a number of books including Video Void: Australian Video Art (Australian Scholarly Publishers, forthcoming November 2013) and “Historical continuums: video art at the George Paton Gallery” in When You Think About Art: The Ewing & George Paton Galleries 1971-2006, ed. Helen Vivien (Macmillan 2008). More broadly Perkins has curated a number of exhibitions that focus on video and digital media including A Space Oddity at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts (2013); exURBAN SCREENS at Frankston in Melbourne (2012, 2013); and Vernacular Terrain at Beijing Film Academy, China, QUT, and The Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne (2007). Perkins also co-founded, with Anne Marsh, the Australian Video Art Archive and has recently founded Australian Curatorial Projects, which develops, tours, and supports curatorial projects.
Join ICI and the Fall 2013 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, October 15 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
Curating Time-Based Media is a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions featuring durational art, installations, performance, dance, video, film, and sound art.read more »