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Denise Ryner

Denise Ryner is the Director/Curator at Or Gallery, Vancouver (2017-present). She’s also an associate curator in collaboration with Anselm Franke at the Visual Arts and Film Department of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. 

Her curatorial, research, and writing interests include place-as-agent in exhibition-making and the cultural production of transnational counterflows of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2019 she co-organized the Bodies, Borders, Fields symposium with writer Yaniya Lee. Independent curatorial projects include Common Cause: before and beyond the global (Mercer Union/Toronto, 2018), Bodies of Fact: The Archive from Witness to Voice (HKW/Berlin, 2017), Harbour/Haven, in collaboration with Tonel (‘thirstDays’ VIVO Media Arts/Vancouver, 2016), Interim Measures (8-11 Project Space,  Toronto, 2015), Projections at the Perel (SFU Galleries/SWARM 2015) and Rain or Shine Saturdays (SFU Galleries). She has written for Canadian Art, Blackflash, C Mag,  FUSE, and guest co-edited Canadian Art’s Fall 2020 Chroma issue with Yaniya Lee.  She has taught in ECUAD’s Curatorial Studies program as both a guest and sessional lecturer.

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Lori Blondeau

Lori Blondeau is Cree/Saulteaux/Métis from Saskatchewan. Since the 1990s, Blondeau’s artistic practice in the fields of performance, photography and installation, along with her curatorial work and activities as co-founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous art collective TRIBE, has proved decisive to the ever-increasing centrality of Indigenous art and knowledge production in Canada. With her performances, which include Are You My Mother? (2000), Sisters (2002) and States of Grace (2007) and photographic work, including COSMOSQUAW (1996), Lonely Surfer Squaw (1997) and Asinîy Iskwew (2016), Blondeau’s practice, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with fellow Visual artists including Visual Artists James Luna, Rebecca Belmore, Shelly Niro and Adrian Stimson, demonstrates a clarity of focus which is remarkable for its precision, humour and strength. Her photographic and installation work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Windsor (Ontario), Kelowna Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton) and Remai Modern (Saskatoon) among numerous others. Her performance pieces have been showcased at Nuit Blanche (Saskatoon and Winnipeg), VIVO (Vancouver), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) and the 2007 Venice Biennial. Blondeau has participated in panel discussions and given lectures at the AGO, the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Santa Fe) and the 2020 Sydney Biennale. Since 2018, Blondeau is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Art at the University of Manitoba School of Art; sat on the Advisory Panel for the Canada Council, Visual Arts program and served as a member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. Blondeau was a recipient of the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

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Ange Loft

Ange Loft is an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator from Kahnawake Kanienkehaka Territory, working in Toronto. She is an ardent collaborator, consultant, facilitator, and mentor working in storyweaving, arts-based research, wearable sculpture, and Haudenosaunee history. Ange is also a vocalist with the Juno and Polaris nominated music collective YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN. Ange is Associate Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, where she directs the Talking Treaties initiative.

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Jackson Polys

Jackson Polys is a multi-disciplinary artist belonging to Tlingit territory, living and working between what are currently called Alaska and New York. He holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University (2015) and was the recipient of a 2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellowship. He is a core contributor to New Red Order (NRO), a public secret society that, with an interdisciplinary network of Informants, co-produces video, performance, and installation works that confront desires for indigeneity, settler-colonial tendencies and obstacles to Indigenous growth and agency.  His individual and collaborative works have appeared at the Alaska State Museum, Anchorage Museum, Artists Space, Burke Museum, eflux, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Images Festival, MIT, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Museum of Modern Art, New York Film Festival, Park Avenue Armory, Sundance Film Festival, Union Docs, Toronto Biennial of Art, Walker Arts Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, including the Whitney Biennial 2019, among other institutions.

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Kimberley Moulton

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.

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Ange Loft

Ange Loft is an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator from Kahnawake Kanienkehaka Territory, working in Toronto. She is an ardent collaborator, consultant, facilitator and mentor working in storyweaving, arts based research, wearable sculpture and Haudenosaunee history. Ange is also a vocalist with the Juno and Polaris nominated music collective YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN. Ange is Associate Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, where she directs the Talking Treaties initiative.

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Asinnajaq

Asinnajaq is the daughter of Carol Rowan and Jobie Weetaluktuk. She is an urban Inuk from Inukjuak, Nunavik and lives in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Asinnajaq’s art practice spans many mediums from film to performance video, to curation, and much in between. She co-created Tilliraniit, a three-day festival celebrating Inuit art and artists. Asinnajaq wrote and directed Three Thousand (2017) a short sci-fi documentary. She co-curated Isuma’s presence in the ‘Canadian’ pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. She was longlisted for the 2020 Sobey Art Award. She co-curated the inaugural exhibition INUA at the Qaumajuq. Her installation “cradling river piece” is currently on view at the Plug-in ICA in When Veins Meet Like Rivers.

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2021 Ambassadors


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Steve McQueen.

Benefit Co-Chairs:
Sydie Lansing, Marian Goodman Gallery,
Ann Schaffer, Mercedes Vilardell.

Benefit Auction Committee:
Phyllis Lally Seevers, Simon Preston,
Hanna Schouwink, Ana Sokoloff.

Benefit Ambassadors:
Adam Abdalla*, Noreen Ahmad*, Sarah Arison, Yona Baker, Neil Barclay*, Nicole Berry & The Armory Show, Jeffrey Bishop*, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Alexander and Bonin, Bortolami Gallery, Julia Bruck, Lisa Byala, Canada, Joseph M. Cohen, Ricki Conway, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Lacy Davisson, Alfredo Deza, JK Brown and Eric Diefenbach, Embajada, Mia Enell, Terry A. Fassburg, Bridget Finn*, Shawna Cooper Gallancy, Rashid Johnson & Sheree Hovsepian, Kristen Lorello Gallery, Jeannie M. Grant*, Agnes Gund*, Naomi Huth, Tony Karman & EXPO Chicago, LaVon Kellner*, Lauren Kelly*, Belinda Buck Kielland*, Ken Kuchin & Tyler Morgan, Sims Lansing, Sydie Lansing*, Jo Carole Lauder*, Cindy Livingston*, Alex Logsdail, Lubov, Jeanne & Dennis Masel, Joel Miller*, Sam Moyer*, Vik Muniz*, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Kathleen O’Grady, Angel Otero*, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, PROXYCO Gallery, Carol Salmanson*, Ann & Mel Schaffer*, Joyce Siegel, Patterson Sims*, Doreen Small, Sarina Tang*, Barbara Toll*, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Christopher Wise*, Sally Wright*, Joseph & Sheila Yurcik. *ICI Trustee

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ICI’s Benefit in a Box 2021

In 2021, ICI’s Benefit in a Box returns in support of an organization dedicated to curators who champion artistic practice, build essential infrastructures and institutions, and generate public engagement with art to build stronger art communities.

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Chino Amobi

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Jota Mombaça

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Anna Hedberg

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Jonathan Jones

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Aaron Leon

Aaron Leon is from Splatsin where he grew up in the town of Armstrong. Leon attended Concordia University where he received his BFA with a major in photography and oversees the media needs of the Language and Cultural Program of the Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Teaching Centre. He is helping to preserve the Splatsin dialect of Secwepemctsín in which there are less than 1% of fluent speakers left. Leon has been focusing on promoting a healthier community through arts and culture, by helping organise art and culture workshops at Splatsin. He has worked in community theatre and currently sits on the board of directors for Caravan Farm Theatre.

Interested in exploring identity and Indigenous history, Leon is currently attending UBC Okanagan in the Interdisciplinary Graduate program researching Secwépemc histories and stories in hopes of learning more about how Indigenous People can protect knowledge digitally, and keep intact the importance of responsibility, respect, and reciprocity in the digital world.

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Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts

How can a score be a call and tool for decolonization? Curated by Candice Hopkins (Tlingit) and Dylan Robinson (Stó:lō), Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts features newly commissioned scores and sounds for decolonization by Indigenous artists who attempt to answer this question.

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Auriea Harvey

Auriea Harvey is an artist producing simulations and sculptures that bridge physical and digital space. She is half of the artist duo Entropy8Zuper!/Tale of Tales/Song of Songs, known for their pioneering works in Internet art, video games, and XR. Harvey lives in Rome and is a Professor of Games at Kunsthochschule Kassel. The artist’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Lot 555 NFT collection, and Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology. Her video games and VR works have had international success, including exhibitions at the Tinguely Museum, Basel; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the New Museum, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; and ZKM, Karlsruhe. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital grant and a winner of the Independent Games Festival Nuovo Award. She is represented by bitforms gallery, NYC.

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Seeing Sound

Seeing Sound is an expansive exhibition that explores the current trajectory of sound as a dynamic branch of contemporary art practice, curated by Barbara London.

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Oscar Santillán

Oscar Santillán lives between The Netherlands and Ecuador. As an artist and cybernetician, his work brings together a diverse ecology of knowledge producers, ranging from scientists to beings beyond the human. He embarked on a long-term project called Antimundo oriented towards rediscovering lost episodes of the history of science in Latin America, which requires a seamless mutation between indigenous cosmologies and disrupting sci-fi imaginaries. Oscar’s work has been exhibited at the 7th Yokohama Triennale (JP), MUAC (MX), LACMA (US), NRW FORUM Düsseldorf (DE), Kröller-Müller Museum (NL), Socrates Park (US), 22 Bienal de Arte Paiz (GT), FRAC Île-de-france, Paris (FR), Kunstinstituut Melly (NL), Museo de la Universidad Nacional, Bogotá (CO), Ballroom Marfa (US), IMMA (IE), among others. Throughout the years, he has been an artist-in-residence at Delfina Foundation (UK), Leiden Astronomical Observatory (NL), Jan van Eyck (NL), Ratti Foundation (IT), Skowhegan (US), and NIAS (NL). Oscar holds an MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University (US) and teaches at AKV|St. Joost (NL).

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Watch Now! Shadows Travel at the Speed of Light: Notes on Latin American Futurity

Colombian curator Sara Garzón and Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillán will discuss the role that Latin American Indigenous technologies have played in advancing worldings beyond the future. In conversation, they will review artistic experiments ranging from Futurism in the New World Avant-Garde to Santillan’s Chewing Gum Codex.

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Sara Garzón

Sara Garzón is a Colombian curator and writer based in New York City. As a doctoral candidate in art history at Cornell University, Sara specializes in modern and contemporary art focusing specifically on decoloniality, temporality, and Indigenous ecocriticism. Sara has curated a number of exhibitions such as Not Everything that Shines at the Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo in Guayaquil (MAAC, 2019); Gestures of Power at Profound Studio, Brooklyn, NY (2018); and Nobilitas: Of Royal Blood and Other Myths at KB Espacio de Arte in Bogotá, Colombia (2017). More recently, she was awarded the Jane and Morgan Whitney Curatorial Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2020-21). Sara is also a founding member of the curatorial working group Collective Rewilding, which investigates the intersection between art, ecology, and care. Sara has been invited as a curator in residence at the “Creative Ecologies and Decolonial Futurities,” residency organized by Grupo de Investigación Arte y Política (GIAP) in Chiapas, Mexico (2019); the workshop for emerging curators at Para Site in Hong Kong (2019) and was part of the Science and Technology Society at Delfina Foundation in London (2020).

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Colombian curator Sara Garzón and Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillán will discuss the role that Latin American Indigenous technologies have played in advancing worldings beyond the future. In conversation, they will review artistic experiments ranging from Futurism in the New World Avant-Garde to Santillan’s Chewing Gum Codex.

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Elena Ketelsen González

Elena Ketelsen González is an Assistant Curator at PS1. Elena previously served as a bilingual educator in the New York City Department of Education, while also working as a community organizer in East Harlem and Washington Heights. Since then, she has worked at many cultural institutions in NYC, including the Whitney Museum and the Museum of the City of New York where she created culturally responsive curricula and programming for an intergenerational and multilingual audience. Most recently she served as Curatorial Assistant and Program Manager for the Gracie Mansion exhibit Catalyst: Art and Social Justice; Works by New York Artists and Activists since 1960. While at PS1, she has worked to establish collaborative community partnerships and organize activations of Homeroom, a space that amplifies and celebrates the work of collectives, organizations, artists, and activists that are connected to PS1’s public programming and community allyship initiatives. She is the founder of La Salita, a curatorial project and long-term investigation highlighting the work of emerging and established artists working across Latin America, and Latinx and immigrant artists working within the US. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy of Aesthetics from Colorado College, and an M.S.Ed in Bilingual Education from CUNY Hunter College.

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Art Mile

ICI has partnered with Art Mile—a citywide arts festival that champions Detroit’s vibrant and diverse arts community through public programs and online exhibitions— for its second edition, taking place June 14 – July 11, 2021. The collaboration includes a special Curatorial Fellow exhibition, organized this year by inaugural Art Mile Curatorial Fellow Juana Williams and a series of panel discussions organized and led by members of ICI’s curatorial network, including Neil Barclay, Allison Glenn, Elena Ketelsen González, Sadie Woods and more.

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Neil Barclay

In January of 2019 Barclay was selected to lead the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History as its president and CEO. A former attorney, Barclay was most recently executive director and CEO of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in New Orleans. During his five-year tenure, the institution’s budget increased by more than 40 percent including lead gifts from the nation’s major art philanthropists. 

Barclay’s experience also includes seven years of service as associate director of the Performing Arts Center for the University of Texas at Austin and service as founding president and CEO of Pittsburgh, Pa.‘s August Wilson Center. Additionally, he was instrumental in capital development planning for Los Angeles’ Vision Theater, originally built by Howard Hughes for the city. Barclay has demonstrated his personal commitment to art and culture as a peer panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Gerbode Foundation, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.  A leading national presenter of contemporary performing and visual arts, Barclay serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the regional arts organization South Arts. He is currently a member of the College of Communications and Fine Arts Advisory Board for Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, his undergraduate and law school alma mater.

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Art Mile

ICI has partnered with Art Mile—a citywide arts festival that champions Detroit’s vibrant and diverse arts community through public programs and online exhibitions— for its second edition, taking place June 14 – July 11, 2021. The collaboration includes a special Curatorial Fellow exhibition, organized this year by inaugural Art Mile Curatorial Fellow Juana Williams and a series of panel discussions organized and led by members of ICI’s curatorial network, including Neil Barclay, Allison Glenn, Elena Ketelsen González, Sadie Woods and more.

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Art Mile

Art Mile is a city-wide digital art exhibition that champions Detroit’s vibrant and diverse arts community by promoting public programs and online acquisitions. Organized by Reyes | Finn and Cultural Counsel in partnership with Red Bull Arts, Art Mile launched its inaugural festival in the summer of 2020, providing over 60 Detroit galleries, institutional non-profits, museums, and artist-run spaces with free access to Art Mile’s exhibition platform, with sales made directly through exhibitors on an inquiry basis.

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Judy Chicago

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Dayanita Singh

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Otobong Nkanga

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Sondra Perry

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Ayesha Green

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Megan Cope

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Asad Raza

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Greg Staats

Greg Staats is Skarù:reˀ [Tuscarora] / Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk], Hodinöhsö:ni’. b. 1963, Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. A Toronto based artist whose Hodinöhsö:ni restorative aesthetic employs mnemonics of condolence and performative burdens articulated in visual forms that hold body and place including: oral transmission, text works, embodied wampum, photographic, sculpture, installation and video. Staats’ practice conceptualizes Land as monument embodied within a continuum of relational placemaking with his on-reserve lived experience, trauma, and the explorations of ceremonial orality. Staats’ lens based language documents cycles of return towards a complete Onkwehón:we neha [our original ways] positionality, reciprocity and worldview.

Greg Staats, active since 1981 studied Applied Photography, Sheridan College, ON is the recipient of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography. Solo exhibitions include: articule, Montreal, Kelowna Art Gallery, Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg, MN, Tom Thomson Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, KWAG, Mercer Union, Gallery TPW, G44, Trinity Square Video/Images Festival. Galerie Séquence, QC. Group exhibitions include; AGYU, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Varley Art Gallery of Markham [OAAG award 2019], MOCNA, Sante Fe. Staats was Faculty for two Aboriginal VA Residencies, Banff Centre: Archive Restored (2009) and Towards Language (2010). Staats’ works are held in public, private and corporate collections. Upcoming solo exhibitions: Art Gallery of Ontario, CONTACT Photo Festival at Todmorden Mills. [2021] and Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON (2023). Staats has been shortlisted for the 2021 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard University.

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Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts

How can a score be a call and tool for decolonization? Curated by Candice Hopkins (Tlingit) and Dylan Robinson (Stó:lō), Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts features newly commissioned scores and sounds for decolonization by Indigenous artists who attempt to answer this question.

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Jordan Point

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Diamond Point

Diamond Point is a contemporary Coast Salish artist and a member of the Musqueam Indian Band. Point grew up on Reserve, and currently resides in Ladner with her daughter and husband. As an emerging artist, Point feels her artwork is current and belongs within the present, and she continues to develop and change her techniques and style throughout her experiences. In her work, Point respectfully incorporates traditional Coast Salish design elements to represent the beautiful teachings and history that her ancestors have passed down through generations since time immemorial.

In 2014, Point work was included in Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Indigenous Youth at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. In 2018, Diamond created designs for the UBC Totem Park residences that were named after the traditional Musqueam village sites c̓əsnaʔəm, həm̓ləsəm̓ and q̓ələχən. In 2019, Point’s artwork became the logo for the Humanities, Arts, Science, Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) conference at UBC, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Point’s work was also showcased at the Richmond Brighouse Canada Line Station, as part of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival.

Point currently studies at UBC in the NITEP Indigenous Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education. Point aims to work as a secondary social studies and art teacher, and feels fortunate to have had the opportunities to express her Indigenous identity and culture within many realms.

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Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts

How can a score be a call and tool for decolonization? Curated by Candice Hopkins (Tlingit) and Dylan Robinson (Stó:lō), Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts features newly commissioned scores and sounds for decolonization by Indigenous artists who attempt to answer this question.

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Germaine Koh - Collaborators - Independent Curators International

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Germaine Koh

Germaine Koh is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver, unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Her work often adapts familiar situations, everyday actions and common spaces to encourage connections between people, technology and natural systems. Her ongoing projects include Home Made Home (http://homemadehome.ca), an initiative to build and advocate for alternative forms of housing, and League (http://league-league.org), a participatory project using play as a form of creative practice. She was the City of Vancouver’s first Engineering Artist in Residence in 2018-20, and is scheduled to be the Koerner Artist in Residence at the University of British Columbia in 2021. In Summer 2020 she worked with the Belkin staff to help shape COVID-19 reopening protocols.

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Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts

How can a score be a call and tool for decolonization? Curated by Candice Hopkins (Tlingit) and Dylan Robinson (Stó:lō), Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts features newly commissioned scores and sounds for decolonization by Indigenous artists who attempt to answer this question.

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Pastelegram - Collaborators - Independent Curators International

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Pastelegram

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Publishing Against the Grain

Publishing Against the Grain highlights the current state of publishing and art criticism as it exists in small journals, experimental publications, websites, and radio, as well as other innovative platforms around the world.

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Molly Sherman - Collaborators - Independent Curators International

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Molly Sherman

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Publishing Against the Grain

Publishing Against the Grain highlights the current state of publishing and art criticism as it exists in small journals, experimental publications, websites, and radio, as well as other innovative platforms around the world.

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Willie Wright - Collaborators - Independent Curators International

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Willie Wright

Willie J. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. He studies the intersections of (anti)blackness and urban spatial change, particularly how black residents create and sustain a sense of place in working class communities.

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Alternate Assembly

Watch Now! Alternate Assembly: Weathering Regional Landscapes, On January 21, ICI and EXPO CHICAGO presented an online panel discussion focusing on several recent curatorial and artistic projects anchored in the Gulf Coast. This conversation considers how art can encourage new forms of environmental awareness and invite new thinking about culture and community.

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Cristina Molina - Collaborators - Independent Curators International

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Cristina Molina

Cristina Molina is a visual artist who hails from the subtropics of Miami and currently lives and works in New Orleans—two precarious and vulnerable terrains that have majorly influenced her practice. Spanning performance, video installation, photography, and textile design, Molina’s artwork is set amongst landscapes both real and imagined—using the language of magical realism, her artworks centralize women’s stories to upend dominant histories. Molina’s projects have been supported by the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Last year, Molina was one of 61 artists selected for the national exhibition State of the Art 2020 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Previously, her work has been featured at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Polk Museum, New Orleans Film Festival, and Syros International Film Festival. In 2016, Art in America and Burnaway featured her exhibition Sad Tropics with Jonathan Traviesa among the top exhibitions of the year. Since 2014 Molina has been a member of the New Orleans artist-run project, The Front where she regularly curates and exhibits artwork, and co-organizes The Front’s annual juried film festival. Cristina Molina is Associate Professor and Gallery Director at Southeastern Louisiana University where she received the 2018 President’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity and is the current recipient of the Viola Brown Endowed Professorship in Visual Arts and Dramatic Arts.

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Alternate Assembly

Watch Now! Alternate Assembly: Weathering Regional Landscapes, On January 21, ICI and EXPO CHICAGO presented an online panel discussion focusing on several recent curatorial and artistic projects anchored in the Gulf Coast. This conversation considers how art can encourage new forms of environmental awareness and invite new thinking about culture and community.

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Regina Agu - Collaborators - Independent Curators International