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.
Wilson Yeung Chun Wai
Wilson Yeung Chun Wai is an independent curator and artist. He is a research fellow at the Laboratorio de Creaciones Intermedia (LCI) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2018). He is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture and Design and a member of the Contemporary Art, Society and Transformation (CAST) Research Group at the RMIT University. He held the position as research assistant at the University Art Gallery in Sydney University Museum. He holds a Master of Art Curating in the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney and a Bachelor Degree of Arts (Fine Art) with distinction awarded by the RMIT University. His PhD research Curating the In- Between: Rethinking and Reinventing Contemporary Curatorial Practices focuses on rethinking the traditional role of the curator and curatorial process. This practice-led research articulates curatorial practice that interrogates the role of a curator in facilitating cross-cultural collaborations as a ‘cultural collaborator’. It adopts the contemporary performance method of the ‘collective creation’ to devise and demonstrate how to present models of curating contemporary visual art to the public in an alternative way. Wilson is the founder and president of the RMIT Curatorial Collective in Melbourne, Australia. His curatorial projects have been presented nationally and internationally, including the Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, Sydney Art Crawl - Public Art Project, IMPACT - International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference, International Academic Forum (IAFOR), China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Hong Kong Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2018 Bangkok program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
ICI presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University to coincide with the launch of its international postgraduate program in Curatorial Practice, and with the James H.W. Thompson Foundation.read more »