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.
Milly Mitchell-Anyon is an art historian and curator from Whanganui, Aotearoa. She is currently the Creative New Zealand Curatorial Intern at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, after just completing the Blumhardt Creative New Zealand Curatorial Internship at the Dowse Art Museum in Te Awakairangi/Lower Hutt. The culmination of the Blumhardt CNZ internship was the exhibition ‘Making Conversation,’ which considered craft practices from the 1970s and 1980s alongside those of contemporary practitioners. Her thesis considered the curatorial and archivist impulses in Patrick Pound’s ‘The Great Exhibition,’ his retrospective held at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria in 2017. She holds a Master of Arts in Art History (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Massey University. She has previously worked at Puke Ariki Museum, Whanganui Regional Museum and Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. Milly hopes to start a non-profit gallery in Whanganui in the near future, to create a collaborative space for critical conversations to take place through curation, publication and programming.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Auckland program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
In collaboration with Artspace Aotearoa, ICI presents the first Curatorial Intensive in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. This Intensive draws upon the diverse cultural environment from Auckland and the greater te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Pacific Ocean region. This Intensive anticipates Artspace Aotearoa’s new programme ‘The Drift,’ which will examine and respond to alternative approaches to artistic education.read more »