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.
Shaun Dacey is from Toronto, Canada and is based currently in Vancouver, Canada as the Director/Curator of Access Gallery, a non-profit art center that presents emerging cultural practitioners from the Vancouver community and beyond. Dacey has produced exhibitions for various spaces throughout Canada including the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Gallery Atsui, InterAccess Media Arts Centre, and Sleepwalker Projects. Most recently, Dacey curated Field Work (2010), an exhibition featuring artists Diane Borsato, Roy Caussy, Brendan Fernandes, Hannah Jickling, and Will Kwan that explored artists’ active forays into diverse forms of knowledge exchange through collaboration with non-artists. In 2011 Dacey received an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia.
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »