Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Listen to Pablo José Ramírez, the sixth recipient of the ICI/CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean in 2019, speak about the relationship between indigeneity, Mestizaje and contemporary art, from a comparative perspective. Ramírez also discussed his recent projects including: his research around Garifuna Cultures in the Central American Caribbean; his editorial ideas around non-western sonic cultures with the curatorial platform Infrasonica, and his work as Adjunct Curator at Tate Modern.
Listen to curator and scholar, Oluremi Onabanjo in conversation with renowned artist, Marilyn Nance discussing her photographic archive of FESTAC 77, the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture held in Lagos in 1977. Nance photographed the month-long festival, creating 1,500 images of the historic celebration of Pan-African art and culture. This program was co-presented with Denniston Hill. Originally recorded on January 27, 2020 at the ICI New York.