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.
Qënderesë Deda (b 1988) lives between Prishtinë, Kosova and Ljubljana, Slovenia. In her recent performance “What are the Words” presented at the 19th International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns, Deda created “a sound utopia of a real space inside and outside oneself”, where she intertwined personal writings, poetry and graffiti, questioning identity, freedom and restrictions that are imposed on people in present-day society. Qëndresë Deda’s works have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions including: Galerija 7:069: S02EO1 - group presentation Trubarjeva hiša literature - 5. 11. - 15. 11. 2018, Second, third, fourth and fifth DIY Cabaret: Feminizem ni šala! – Cirkusarna NaokROG ,“Dance piece!” May –October 2018, Svetlobna gverila ALUO (smer video in novi mediji): Sladke barve / Sweet Colours, group presentation, May – June 2018, 7th – 11th March 2018 - Visual image representing the festival, Galerija Nočna izloba Pešak, KUD Mreža Qëndresë Deda: Kaj počnejo besede? March 3 – March 17 ⋅ 19th International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns, FINDING KOSOVO A quest for identity, Exhibition June 14 – June 28 2017 ⋅ Atelierhaus Salzamt, Obere Donaulände 15, 4020 Linz, Austria, NSK State Pavilion.
Join Residency Unlimited (RU)‘s resident Qëndresë Deda and ICI’s Director of Programs Amanda Parmer for a discussion on “Power and Care.” The talk will give multiple perspectives on the dynamics between artists and professional collaborators across the larger art community.read more »