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.
Natalie Hope O’Donnell
Natalie Hope O’Donnell is a curator at the Munch Museum in Oslo, and project leader of the museum’s off-site contemporary art programme, Munchmuseet on the Move. Her educational background includes a BA in Modern History and Politics from the University of Oxford (2002) and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London (2008). Her PhD at the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS) is entitled Space as Curatorial Practice (2015). Past curatorial projects include the major retrospective of Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes (2012) and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2013); an exhibition of Norwegian film and video art of the 1990s at Atopia, Oslo (2013); and the First Supper Symposium with Pussy Riot, Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti in Oslo (2014). Hope O’Donnell chairs the Norwegian Association of Curators and runs its lecture series together with Milena Hoegsberg and Leif Magne Tangen. She is interested in curating as a spatial practice, feminist and queer performance art, and the exhibition as an historical and cultural construct.