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ICI Curatorial Research Fellowships

Over the last decade, ICI has developed curatorial fellowships and research opportunities for emerging and mid-career curators, aimed at supporting them in the advancement of their practice and to generate new knowledge in the field. These initiatives have complemented ICI’s professional development programs for curators at all career levels, from the Curatorial Intensive for emerging curators and the Curatorial Seminar for mid-career professionals, to several more research-focused and network-building convenings for all professionals, such as the Curatorial Forum.

ICI is currently expanding its Curatorial Research Fellowships program with a focus on promoting experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement in the field. The expansion is primarily aimed towards ICI’s Curatorial Intensive alumni, and part of a series of new opportunities providing alumni with critical support as they move through the stages of their career. ICI’s Fellowships encourage independent research study and the development of a curatorial project and provide modest financial support, mentorship specific to the fellow’s research interests, and whenever possible, the opportunity to travel. They leverage our programs and international networks of collaborators to create opportunities for continued learning, mentorship, and support of each fellow’s inquiry into artistic and curatorial practices.

In Fall 2020, ICI announced that Jordan Wilson received the inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Research Fellowship, specifically intended to support Indigenous curators in developing their curatorial practice.


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Recipient of ICI’s Indigenous Curatorial Research Fellowship

ICI announces that Jordan Wilson receives the inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Research Fellowship, specifically intended to support Indigenous curators in developing their curatorial practice.

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E-FLUX announces Jordan Wilson as ICI’s inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Research Fellow

E-FLUX announces Jordan Wilson as recipient of ICI’s inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Research Fellowship.

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ICI/French Institute Fellowship

Through 2012-2017, ICI, l’institut français in Paris, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York collaboratedted on a fellowship program offering a French curator a new opportunity for international research and the 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.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

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 1930’s 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.


Fellowship Awardees

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/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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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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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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The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

Since 2012, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI have been collaborating on an opportunity for curators: The CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.

The CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean annually supports a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world who wishes to travel to conduct research about art and cultural activities in Central America and the Caribbean. Intending to generate new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, cultural centers, and/or collections in the region, the travel award will support curatorial residencies, studio visits, and archival research.

The first award was given in honor of curator Virginia Pérez-Ratton (1950-2010), who was internationally renowned for her work with contemporary artists in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as her dedication to ensuring their practices be recognized beyond the region.

The travel period is between 3 weeks and 3 months. The grant covers costs of up to $10,000. Independent curators and those with institutional affiliations are eligible for the award. Applications from established and emerging curators (3+ years professional experience) will be considered. The award will support travel to either one or multiple locations in Central America and the Caribbean. Travel can be requested to the following countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, The Antilles, The Bahamas, Colombia (Caribbean region), and Turks and Caicos Islands.

For further information, contact Monica Terrero at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) works to increase understanding and awareness of Latin America’s contributions to the history of art and ideas, and to support innovation, education, creativity, and research in the field of Latin American art. Through grants and partnerships, the CPPC also supports the professional development of Latin American artists, curators and scholars. Recent initiatives include, among others, a sponsorship to create a Curatorial Fellowship at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany; a partnership with Hunter College (New York) to create the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor of Latin American Art; and an alliance with the Bard Graduate Center (New York) to organize the Cisneros Seminar in the Material Cultures of the Ibero-American World.


Fellowship Awardees

Recipient of the 2019 CPPC Travel Award for Central American and the Caribbean

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI announce Pablo José Ramirez as the recipient of the 2019 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.

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Recipient of the 2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI announce Marina Reyes Franco as the recipient of the 2017 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.

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Recipients of the 2015 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) announce Leah Gordon and André Eugène as the recipients of the 2015 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.

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Recipient of the 2014 CPPC Travel Award For Central America and the Caribbean

María Elena Ortiz has been selected as the third recipient of the CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. Ortiz, a Miami-based curator, will research video art and film-based practices in the Caribbean countries of Aruba, the Bahamas, Martinique, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Recipient of the 2013 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

Remco de Blaaij has been selected as the second recipient of the CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. De Blaaij, a Glasgow-based curator, will research women activist practices in the countries of Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Suriname.

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Curatorial Residency at TEOR/éTica

Curator María del Carmen Carrión will be in residency at TEOR/éTica between August 15 – September 6, 2012 as part of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, TEOR/éTica, and ICI travel and residency grant.

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Recipient of The 2012 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI award curator Pablo León de la Barra the 2012 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.

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Research Awards for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

ICI / Joyce Foundation Research Fellowship

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

ICI is seeking applicants for the inaugural ICI / Joyce Foundation Research Fellowship for early-to-mid-career curators. This fellowship is geared toward Curatorial Intensive alumni, though we are open to any curator who fits the criteria below.

As part of an ongoing partnership between ICI and the Joyce Foundation to support richer diversity in the curatorial field, this fellowship is available to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, or Native American (ALAANA) curators based in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Applicants must have 5 to 10 years of curatorial experience, and demonstrate 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.

There are two fellowships available. Each fellowship will take place over a period of four months between November 2017 and May 2018. Each curator will receive a stipend of $7,000 to be allocated for research and production, including up to $4,000 in travel funds. The fellows will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and will submit periodic reports to ICI. They will present their research in a public program held at ICI’s Curatorial Hub in New York, and publish a text on the Research section of ICI’s website.

Application Guidelines

Please submit a single PDF with the following information:

• Current bio (250 words)
• Project description (500 words)
• Statement of intent on how this fellowship will help support you in developing your career (500 words)
• Detailed budget

Please email your application as a single PDF to Kimberly Kitada at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by October 22, 2017.


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.


 


The Dedalus Foundation Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

Since 2012, the Dedalus Foundation and ICI have been collaborating on a $4,000 award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni to encourage productive networks between curators. The award supports 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 are that the project involves a United States curator or artist, or that research will take place in the U.S. Eligible research projects must have a new aspect to them if they are not a completely new initiative and they must clearly define how the research involves collaboration between alumni. The research project will have a public component at some stage of its development, and awardees are expected to post intermittent updates on their project on ICI’s online research platform.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

For further information, contact Kimberly Kitada at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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

Since 2012, SAHA and ICI have been collaborating on a $3,000 award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni to encourage productive networks between curators. The award supports 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 are that the project involves a curator or artist from Turkey, or that research will take place in Turkey. Eligible research projects must have a new aspect to them if they are not a completely new initiative and they must clearly define how the research involves collaboration between alumni. The research project should have a public component at some stage of its development, and awardees are expected to post intermittent updates on their project on ICI’s online research platform.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

For further information, contact Kimberly Kitada at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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 Awardees

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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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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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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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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