Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

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Notes for Tomorrow is an exhibition conceived by ICI, featuring artworks selected by curators from around the world to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this cultural moment of transition, each work is a source of inspiration from the recent past and a guiding perspective for the future.

Many of the artworks in the exhibition address spirituality as a grounding mechanism, sharing ways to make sense of the world when so much is in doubt. Some engage with specific mythology, while others reveal political structures that may or may not still be standing. The formation of monuments is questioned, and their removal is all but certain. The exhibition addresses art’s potential in the construction of collective memory in a global era. We learn the importance of sustaining and sharing different forms of knowledge, prompting us to re-imagine our conceptions of the future.

Notes for Tomorrow was curated from selections by alumni of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive, a professional development program founded in 2010 on principles of international exchange, inclusivity, and knowledge-sharing. With the ever-present backdrop of a global pandemic, ICI turned to these curators to question and reassess values and relevance in contemporary culture, and asked each of them to share an artwork they believe is vital to be seen today.

For Notes for Tomorrow, the traveling exhibition format has been recalibrated to encourage international collaboration and versatile modes of presentation. The exhibition will travel digitally to museums, university galleries, and independent art spaces for artworks to be produced at every site, responding to the local context. Each iteration will engage audiences with video, photography, installations, murals, and scores within the gallery space, outside, and online.

Artists: Madiha Aijaz, Ernesto Bautista, Maeve Brennan, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Luke Luokun Cheng, A Liberated Library for Education, Inspiration, and Action, Nothando Chiwanga, Shezad Dawood, Demian DinéYazhi', Cao Guimarães, Ilana Harris-Babou, Rei Hayama, Amrita Hepi, INVASORIX, Tamás Kaszás, Ali Kazma, David Lozano, Mona Marzouk, Joiri Minaya, Peter Morin, Omehen, Daniela Ortiz, Kristina Kay Robinson, Luiz Roque, Mark Salvatus, Ibrahima Thiam, u/n multitude, Wayne Kaumualii Westlake, and Yan Shi

Notes for Tomorrow is a traveling exhibition organized and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI) and initiated by Frances Wu Giarratano, Jordan Jones, Becky Nahom, Renaud Proch, and Monica Terrero. The exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, VIA Art Fund, and ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum.

Touring locations
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
Feb 15, 2021 – Apr 11, 2021
Sifang Art Museum
Jun 25, 2021 – Oct 17, 2021
Contemporary Calgary
Apr 1, 2021 – Oct 10, 2021
Pera Museum
Nov 23, 2021 – Mar 13, 2022
TheCube Project Space
Jan 22, 2022 – Apr 17, 2022
Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery
Mar 12, 2022 – Jun 12, 2022
National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Jul 30, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Aug 30, 2022 – Jan 28, 2023
Blue Galleries, Boise State University
Aug 30, 2022 – Oct 21, 2022
Koa Gallery, Kapi‘olani Community College
Sep 8, 2022 – Jan 28, 2023
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Oct 7, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023
Humber Galleries at Humber College
Jan 16, 2023 – Apr 7, 2023
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
Jun 17, 2023 – Nov 12, 2023

Tour Dates: 2021 - 2025
Number of Projects: 30
Space requirements: extremely flexible; anywhere from 1,000 sq feet to 7,000 sq feet
Technical Requirements: The exhibition files will be sent digitally and artwork is produced locally per the artists’ instructions. Production requirements are flexible and venues can use available technology.

For additional information, as well as to check specific dates of availability, contact Becky Nahom at