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.
Shehab Awad is an independent curator and writer from Cairo, Egypt based in New York City. He/she is Founding Director of Executive Care, an all-encompassing agency at the service of artists. Her/his writing appears in the Brooklyn Rail, and ArtAsiaPacific Magazine. Awad has held curatorial positions at Townhouse, Cairo; Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, NY; and most recently Participant Inc, NY. He/she holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
On October 30 we are reading the eighth chapter “The Scent of Apricots, or Back to the USA,” translated by Tamara Soban and originally published in The Exhibitionist 7 in 2013. The conversation will be co-led by curator and writer, Shehab Awad and researcher and writer, Lynn Maliszewski.read more »
Throughout 2019 ICI is reading and thinking through Comradeship, ICI’s recent publication by Zdenka Badovinac. On May 21 we will be reading “Interrupted Histories,” translated by Rawley Grau and previously published by the Moderna galerija, Ljubljana in 2006. The conversation will be co-led with curator and writer Shehab Awad and gallerist Mike Tan.read more »