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Curatorial Intensive Londonderry 2013

May 19 – 25, 2013

Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, presents the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives. The Intensive examines the role of cultural production in geopolitical landscapes and recent histories. 

The week-long program takes the concepts of narrative and memory to reflect upon recent social developments in specific geographies while questioning the ability of art and exhibition-making to act as catalysts for change. An international roster of speakers, From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives, considers the tension between remembrance and forgetting and the role of art and cultural institutions in creating a discourse of national identity and giving visibility to overlooked histories.

Viviana Checchia

Viviana Checchia is a curator, critic and lecturer active internationally and is currently Director of Void Art Centre, Derry.

Eoin Dara

Eoin Dara is an Irish curator and writer.

Amanda de la Garza Mata

Amanda de la Garza Mata (Mexico,1981) lives and works in Mexico City.

Clare Gormley

Clare Gormley is the Assistant Manager of Pangolin London Sculpture Gallery.

Emer Grant

Emer Grant is a curator, artist and writer with an interest in the relationships between technology, art, and society.

Nazli Gurlek

Nazli Gurlek is an independent curator and writer based in Istanbul, where she is Vice President of AICA Turkey.

João Laia

João Laia is Artistic Director of the Department of Contemporary Art of the Municipality of Porto.

Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes

Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes is Professor and Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Amsterdam.

Masum Momaya

Masum Momaya is currently Museum Curator at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program in Washington, DC.

Manuela Pacella

Manuela Pacella (Rome, 1977) is an art historian and critic.

Giuliana Vidarte

Giuliana Vidarte is a Peruvian curator, editor, and educator.

Kim McAleese
Kim McAleese is Director of the Edinburgh Art Festival.
María del Carmen Carrión

María del Carmen Carrión is an independent curator and art critic from Quito, who received an MA from the Curatorial Practice Program at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, and taught at Universidad Católica in Quito.

Mai Abu ElDahab

Mai Abu ElDahab is a freelance curator from Cairo living in Brussels, Belgium, where she was Director of the non-profit art space Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp (2007-12).

Annie Fletcher

Annie Fletcher is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam.

Miguel Amado

Miguel Amado is a curator, researcher, critic, and Director of Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Khwezi Gule

Khwezi Gule is a curator and writer based in Johannesburg.

Paul Ramírez Jonas

Paul Ramírez Jonas' selected solo exhibitions include Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo, Brazil; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; a survey at Ikon Gallery (UK) and Cornerhouse (UK); Alexander Gray Gallery (NYC); Roger Björkholmen (Sweden); Nara Roesler Gallery (Brazil); and Postmasters Gallery (NYC). He

Peter Jenkinson

Peter Jenkinson is an independent Cultural Broker who works across a diverse portfolio of disciplines and sectors.

About Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial, and critical practices through five collaborative and process-driven streams: research and production, exhibition-making, public programs, publishing, and residencies. Embedded in the Cathedral Quarter within the historic city walls, CCA connects the region with itself and the rest of the world.

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible, in part, by grants from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and by generous contributions from Toby Devan Lewis, the ICI Board of Trustees, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund. Additional support for the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narrativesw was generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland/The Lottery Fund and UK City of Culture 2013.