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Curatorial Intensive Auckland 2019

Jul 29, 2019 – Aug 4, 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Artspace Aotearoa

Auckland, New Zealand

In collaboration with Artspace Aotearoa, ICI presented the first Curatorial Intensive in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. This Intensive drew upon the diverse cultural environment from Auckland and the greater te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Pacific Ocean region. This Intensive anticipated Artspace Aotearoa’s new programme ‘The Drift,’ which examined and responded to alternative approaches to artistic education.

Eleanor Scicchitano

Eleanor Scicchitano is an Adelaide-based independent curator and writer.

Francis McWhannell

Francis McWhannell is a freelance writer and curator from Aotearoa New Zealand currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Savanah Pennell

Savanah Pennell is an artist, activist, and curator from Gilbert, Arizona

Josh Tengan

Josh Tengan is a Honolulu-based contemporary art curator.

Riksa Afiaty

Riksa Afiaty is an enabler. Together with Charles Esche and Enin Supriyanto conceived exhibition Power and Other Things: Indonesia & Art (1835–now) and symposia Lupa Lupa IngatImperial Zombies Modern Vampires and Contemporary Ghosts for the 2017 Europalia Art Festival in Belgium.

Syaheedah Iskandar

Syaheedah Iskandar works with vernacular ideas of seeing, thinking, and being.

Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick

Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick is an artist, independent curator, and community educator from Mōkapu, Kailua, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu.

Hilary Thurlow

Hilary Thurlow is an emerging arts writer and worker from Brisbane, Australia.

Milly Mitchell-Anyon

Milly Mitchell-Anyon is an art historian and curator from Whanganui, Aotearoa.

Tyson Campbell

Tyson Campbell is a Birrarang-a/ Melbourne based multi-disciplinary curator and artist whose work is engaged with the relationships between the Indigenous and the settler-state imaginaries.

Māia Abraham

Māia Abraham (Ngāi the Rangi, Tūhoe) is a curator and artist living currently in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Renaud Proch

Renaud Proch is Independent Curators International (ICI)’s Executive & Artistic Director.

Ute Meta Bauer

Ute Meta Bauer is Founding Director of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Singapore.

Remco de Blaaij

Remco de Blaaij is the Director of Artspace, in Auckland.

Patrick D. Flores

Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997 to 2003.

Gridthiya Gaweewong

Gridthiya Gaweewong founded arts organization Project 304 in 1996, and is currently Artistic Director of the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok.

Amanda Parmer

Amanda Parmer is a writer and curator, and formerly the Director of Programs at Independent Curators International.

Nathan Pohio

Nathan Pohio is of Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu tribal descent and works as an artist working in video and other photo media, and as a curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

Nina Tonga

Nina Tonga is an art historian and Curator Contemporary Art at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Charlotte Huddleston

Charlotte Huddleston is the Director of ST PAUL St Gallery, AUT.

Balamohan Shingade

Balamohan Shingade is a writer, curator of contemporary art, and an occasional performer of Indian classical music.

Taarati Taiaroa

Taarati Taiaroa (Ngāti Tūwharetoa | Ngāti Apa | Te Āti Awa) is an Auckland based artist, educator and writer with a research-­based practice that often utilises archives to investigate small narratives, exhibiting histories and systems.

About Artspace Aotearoa New Zealand
Artspace Aotearoa is a contemporary institute for supporting visual art with civic intent in Aotearoa New Zealand. Artspace works within a city, nation and world, knitting together stories that interpret, react, and respond to these permeable borders and the ever-changing societies that exist within them. We have built an approach to our programme and organisation that seeks to care, support, and inspire, making exhibitions that both promote NZ art and actively engage with voices from elsewhere.

The Curatorial Intensive in Auckland was made possible in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, and by generous contributions from Artspace Aotearoa, The Chartwell Trust, John and Jo Gow, ST Paul St Gallery Auckland University of Technology, ICI’s Leadership Council, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.