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.
Obed Robert Mokhuhlani was born in 1980 in Sechele Village, Botswana. Obed is currently studying for a Masters in Arts & Culture Management with Rome Business School, Italy. In 2017 Obed graduated with a Distinction in Bachelor of Technology - Fine Art (BTech-Fine Art) from Vaal University of Technology (VUT) majoring in Printmaking and a Diploma in Fine Art in 2015 still at VUT majoring in Ceramics and Printmaking. In 2004 he graduated from Molepolole College of Education (MCE), Botswana, with a Diploma in Secondary Education with a major in Fine Art. He is currently teaching Art at a Junior Secondary School in Kanye, Botswana. Obed has exhibited in numerous Group exhibitions in his home country as well as in South Africa, San Diego, New Mexico and Zambia. In 2015 he exhibited at the 30th Barclays L’Atellier Exhibition at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg. He is a member of Thapong Visual Art Centre in Gaborone in good standing. He
has won several awards in Botswana including Thapong Artist of The Year Award, in 2017 and 2014. He has also attended numerous workshops locally and internationally including the 2017 Tulipamwe International Artist Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia. He is the Chairperson of a newly formed Visual Art Forum for Educators in Southern Africa (VAFESA).
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Cape Town program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
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 »