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.
Weng Choy Lee
Weng Choy Lee lives and works in Singapore. He is an art critic and president of the Singapore Section of the International Association of Art Critics. Formerly the artistic co-director of The Substation arts center, Lee is now director of projects, research, and publications at the Osage Art Foundation. He has lectured on art and cultural studies, convened international conferences, and written widely on contemporary art, and is a consultant lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore.
From November 4-5, 2011, curators from around the world discussed critical issues in their practice today, examining the possible impact of exhibitions and related curatorial activities on cultural and social change.read more »
This lecture will highlight art critic and curator Weng Choy Lee’s recent critical scholarship on biennials, analyzing art criticism of these mega-shows and evaluating this now pervasive exhibition format, particularly in Asia.read more »
This course, developed with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) for 8 curators based in the Philadelphia area, focuses on looking at how to extend networks and develop research practices that can enhance participants’ current curatorial practices.read more »
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.read more »