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.
Steve McQueen is an artist, film director, and screenwriter. His first film, Hunger (2008), was awarded the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and his third, 12 Years a Slave (2013), received the Golden Globe, Oscar, and BAFTA awards for best picture in 2014. His latest project is Small Axe, an anthology of five films about the West Indian experience in London. McQueen was featured in Documenta (1997 and 2002), represented Great Britain at the Fifty-Third Venice Biennale in 2009, and was selected several times for the Venice Biennale’s central pavilion (2003, 2007, 2013, and 2015). Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and Schaulager, Basel (2013); and at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (all 2017) and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016). Year 3, his portrait of an entire age group of London schoolchildren is currently on show at Tate Britain, London until the end of the month and he had a major solo exhibition at the Tate Modern, London in 2020.
On January 13, 2021, Marian Goodman Gallery announced it will honor the late Okwui Enwezor with the launch of a new initiative, conceived by artist Steve McQueen, to create educational and research opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) curators with ICI.read more »