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.
Phokeng Tshepo Setai
Phokeng Tshepo Setai is an academic, art-maker, curatorial practitioner and cultural worker living in Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently appointed as an Early Career Doctoral Fellow with the Centre for Humanities Research, Flagship for Critical Thought in African Humanities, and is also a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of the Western Cape. In his curatorial practice, Setai is interested in the post-colonial condition, and believes that art and its curatorial interpretations are integral to the stitching of societal dissonances at the heart of contemporary social life.
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 »