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.
Based in Sri Lanka
Active since 2008
Raking Leavesis an award-winning curatorial publishing organization based in Sri Lanka. The organization commissions contemporary artists to publish new bodies of work in book form, which are massproduced and distributed on an international platform to reach as wide an audience as possible. Raking Leaves is committed to addressing the needs of artists and audiences who live in regions of the world where more strategic, accessible and innovative approaches to creating, presenting, and learning about contemporary art are required. In January 2013, Raking Leaves founded the Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design, a public space and educational resource located in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.