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Past Curatorial Research Fellowship Programs

ICI / Joyce Foundation Research Fellowship

As part of an ongoing partnership between ICI and the Joyce Foundation to support richer diversity in the curatorial field, this fellowship was made available to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, or Native American (ALAANA) curators based in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Applicants had 5 to 10 years of curatorial experience and demonstrated how the fellowship will benefit their professional advancement by supporting ongoing research or a new idea for an exhibition, publication, public program, online platform, or any other curatorial project.

Each fellowship took place over a period of four months between November 2017 and May 2018. Each curator received a stipend of $7,000 to be allocated for research and production, including up to $4,000 in travel funds. The fellows were responsible for their own travel arrangements and submitted periodic reports to ICI. They presented their research in a public program held at ICI’s Curatorial Hub in New York and published a text on the Research section of ICI’s website.


About the Joyce Foundation
The Joyce Foundation works with grantee partners to develop and advance policy reforms that promise to improve quality of life, promote community vitality, and strive for a fair society. Our grant-making is driven by a belief that communities are stronger when they share benefits broadly among their people. That requires our public systems to get a few essentials right.


 


ICI/French Institute Fellowship

Through 2012-2017, ICI, L’Institut français in Paris, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York collaborated on a fellowship program offering a French curator a new opportunity for international research and development of professional networks. The program spans over a period of six months and includes two visits to the U.S., where the Fellow uses ICI as a base.

About L’Institut français in Paris

L’Institut français is the governmental agency for the promotion of French culture abroad and the operator of the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs for artistic collaboration in performing arts, visual arts, architecture, as well as for the dissemination of French books, cinéma, language, thinking, and ideas. L’Institut français works in close relationship with the French cultural services abroad, including 150 local French institutes and almost 1,000 French alliances. It also collaborates with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication through a partnership agreement.

About The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

The Cultural Services is a division of the French Embassy in the United States. The Cultural Services was first imagined in the 1930s by Paul Claudel. In 1945 General de Gaulle appointed Claude Lévi-Strauss as the first Cultural Counselor, with the mission of providing Americans (individuals and organizations) with access and resources to engage with French culture and promote it in their own communities.


The Dedalus Foundation Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

The Dedalus Foundation and ICI collaborated on a $4,000 award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni to encourage productive networks between curators. The award supported alumni from any of the Curatorial Intensive programs in developing a research project in collaboration with at least one other alum. The requirements to qualify for the award were that the project involved a United States curator or artist, or that research took place in the U.S. Eligible research projects had a new aspect to them and clearly defined how the research involved collaboration between alumni. The research project had a public component at some stage of its development, and awardees posted intermittent updates on their project on ICI’s online research platform.


About the Dedalus Foundation
Founded in 1981 by the artist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), the Dedalus Foundation educates the public by fostering public understanding of modern art and modernism through its support of research, education, publications, and exhibitions in this field. The Foundation owns the copyrights to all of Motherwell’s works in all mediums—including his writings, both published and unpublished—and inherited all of his professional papers, notebooks, and archives. The Dedalus Foundation has an active Grants Program, through which it has supported the activities of well over 100 institutions, and numerous individuals have received direct support through scholarships and fellowships. From 1993 through 2010, the Foundation has granted over $6 million in cash grants, almost exclusively in the United States.


SAHA Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

SAHA and ICI collaborated on a $3,000 award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni to encourage productive networks between curators. The award supported alumni from any of the Curatorial Intensive programs in developing a research project in collaboration with at least one other alum. The requirements to qualify for the award were that the project involved a curator or artist from Turkey or that research took place in Turkey. Eligible research projects had a new aspect to them and clearly defined how the research involved collaboration between alumni. The research project had a public component at some stage of its development, and awardees posted intermittent updates on their project on ICI’s online research platform.


About SAHA
SAHA aims to contribute to the presence and visibility of contemporary art from Turkey on the international stage and to this end freely offers its support to artists, curators, and critics. SAHA supports the production of works that seek to bear witness to our times, which interact with different cultures and concern themselves with asking new questions; SAHA raises funds for artists, curators, and critics to pursue such projects. SAHA acts as a facilitator in the realization of projects that have been commissioned or accepted by internationally acknowledged art institutions, supports the process of fundraising, and strives to enhance artists’ interactions with the art world’s international networks. SAHA’s main principle is to consider all points of view on an equal basis. SAHA’s objective is to establish an “open field” for contemporary art in Turkey and to achieve this within a free environment, with a democratic approach respectful of universal values.


Fellowship Updates

Recipient of the 2017 ICI/French Institute Fellowship

Dorothée Dupuis has been selected as the fifth ICI/French Institute Fellow. Dupuis, a French curator based in Mexico City, is undergoing research trips for her quarterly bilingual magazine Terremoto.

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Recipient of the 2015 ICI/French Institute Fellowship

Mouna Mekouar has been selected as the fourth ICI/French Institute Fellow. Mekouar, an art critic and independent curator based in Paris, will investigate the contemporary resonance of the museum without walls.

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Recipient of the 2014 ICI Curatorial Fellowship

ICI is pleased to announce Sumesh Sharma, a Mumbai-based curator, as the 2014 ICI Curatorial Fellow.

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Recipient of the 2014 ICI/French Institute Fellowship

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez has been selected as the third ICI/French Institute Fellow. Petrešin-Bachelez, a Paris-based curator, will research cooperative practices in curating and common urgencies, solidarities, empathy and antagonisms of dynamic networks.

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Recipients of the 2013 Research Awards for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

Congratulations to Gürsoy Doğtaş and Alejandra Labastida, who have been awarded the SAHA Research Award with their project Beklenen Şarkı (“The Expected Song”), which aims to explore the results of the military regime in 1980s Turkish Republic. The winners of the 2013 Dedalus Foundation Research Award are Anna Santomauro and Viviana Checchia.

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Recipient of the 2013 ICI Curatorial Fellowship

As ICI’s 2013 Curatorial Fellow, curator and critic Miguel Amado will develop and share knowledge about African contemporary art, including both North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora, in order to enhance curatorial expertise about this realm.

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Recipient of the 2013 ICI/French Institute Fellowship

Fanny Gonella has been selected as the second ICI/French Institute Fellow. Gonella, a Bonn-based curator, will research the artistic legacy of Robert Morris, focusing on the critical discourse his work generated around 1970s notions of queer identity, social constructs, and stereotypes.

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Public Program Organized by the 2012 SAHA Research Fellows

Join ICI’s 2012 Fellows Övül Durmusoğlu and Mari Spirito for a roundtable discussion with Rossella Biscotti and Akram Zaatari at SALT, Ankara.

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Recipients of the 2012 Research Awards for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

Övül Durmuşoğlu and Mari Spirito have been awarded the SAHA Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni with their project Ancient Works / Asar-ı Atika. The winners of the 2012 Dedalus Foundation Research Award are Maja Ćirić and David Ayala Alfonso, who both participated in the Curatorial Intensive in New York in Fall 2010.

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Recipient of the 2012 ICI Curatorial Fellowship

The first ICI Curatorial Fellow, Sofía Olascoaga, continues her collaboration with ICI which began in February 2010 with the publication of ICI’s first DISPATCH.

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Recipient of the 2012 ICI/French Institute Fellowship

Muriel Enjalran has been selected as the first Fellow in this program. Enjalran is an independent curator and writer who is currently working on a monographic project with Hamish Fulton, which will open in 2013 at the CRAC Languedoc Roussillon in Sète, France.

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Mapping Central America and the Caribbean

Reflecting the evolving landscape of the art scene in Central America and the Caribbean, this platform will be updated as new information becomes available.

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