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.
Sakina Namazi graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rutgers University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, minor in English literature, and holds a certificate in Historic Preservation. Sakina is currently in her first year of the M.A. in Visual Arts Administration program at New York University. Her interest in curating stemmed from her involvement with the Zimmerli Museum’s exhibition, Honore Daumier and La Maison Aubert, where she helped research, write didactic panels as well as the explanatory labels for the exhibition. She has interned at notable cultural institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and in the for-profit world Christie’s Auction. She currently interns at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sakina is deeply interested in discovering how online publications, such as DISPATCH, help shape and create contemporary art practice[s] and theoretical art discourse between individuals around the world.