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.
Zoma Wallace is a curator, arts administrator, and experimental artist living and working in her hometown of Washington, DC. Since opening her first exhibition as part of the Maryland Art Place’s Curator’s Incubator in 2008, her exhibitions have since explored juxtapositions of seemingly disparate entities to reveal unseen, complex, interdependent relationships. In 2013, Wallace lectured on the performance work of Wilmer Wilson IV at the James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and collaborated with artist iona rozeal brown to develop an interactive, biodegradable mural of origami, using seeded paper folded by public viewers. Currently, she serves as Curator & Art Collections Manager for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington’s sole government agency dedicated to the advancement of arts and culture in the city. There, she manages the city’s growing collection of fine artwork and public art while creating a dynamic exhibition calendar for the city-owned Gallery at 200 Eye. She also serves on the Visual Arts Committee for the esteemed, non-profit DC Arts Center. Wallace holds a BA from Spelman College and MFA in painting from Howard University.
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.read more »