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.
Tandazani Dhlakama is an assistant curator at Zeitz MOCAA. Prior to joining Zeitz MOCAA, she worked at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in Harare where she held various roles between 2011 and 2017. In 2017 she was the conference coordinator for the 2nd International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC 2017) which took place in Harare. In 2016 Dhlakama was curator at Tsoko Gallery, an independent art space in Harare, where she curated their inaugural exhibition Beyond the Body (2016) and was involved in the establishment of the space. She has contributed essays and articles to publications such as Something We Africans Got, Africanah, The Herald Newspaper, Panorama, Jewel, Stitch, and Artlife magazines. Dhlakama is Beit Scholar. She holds an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Leeds, UK (2015), and a BA in Fine Art and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from St. Lawrence University, USA (2011).
Curated by Tandazani Dhlakama, Home-Sick is an exploration of the idea of being sick of home, having anxiety or exhaustion because of one’s environment, city, nation or state.read more »
The participants of Curatorial Intensive in Dakar will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have workshopped throughout the course of the week.read more »