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.
Nkule Mabaso is an artist and curator who graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Cape Town in 2011 received a Masters in Curating from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in 2014. She is currently the Curator at the Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town. Nkule is the co-curator (with Nomusa Makhubu) of the 2019 South African Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, Italy.
This November, ICI will organize the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. The program will coincide with Infecting the City, the longest running public arts festival in the country, curated by Jay Pather.read more »