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.
Rachel Dedman is a curator, writer, and art historian based between Lebanon and London. As an independent curator, recent projects include exhibitions for Ashkal Alwan’s Home Works 8, Sursock Museum, and Beirut Art Center (all Beirut, Lebanon); Kiln Theatre (London, UK); the Transart Triennial (Berlin, Germany); apexart (New York, USA); and the Palestinian Museum (West Bank, Palestine).
In 2019, Rachel joined the V&A, London, as Jameel Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East. She is also curating exhibitions for Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge, UK), and the Whitworth Gallery (Manchester, UK) in 2020. Rachel is co-founder and editor of polycephaly.net, and one third of Radio Earth Hold, a research collective commissioning radio broadcasts from artists. She is published extensively in contemporary arts contexts, and is currently a Forum Fellow at Art Dubai. Rachel studied history of art at St John’s College, Oxford, and Harvard University, specialising in art from the Middle East.
This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.read more »