Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art invites you to a talk by

Kate Fowle : Independent Curators International (ICI)

16 December 2011 (Friday) | 5:30 - 7:00pm
FICA Reading Room | D42 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024

FICA is pleased to have Kate Fowle,  Executive Director of Independent Curators International (ICI), at the Reading Room for an evening of interaction. She will discuss ICI’s expansive past and future projects. For 36 years, ICI has been at the forefront of contemporary art while facilitating exhibitions, events, publications, educational initiatives, studio visits, and numerous other projects.
Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. Working across disciplines and historical precedents, the organization is a hub that provides access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Headquartered in New York, ICI is a small non-profit with a large purview. Over the last 35 years, ICI has produced 118 traveling exhibitions and profiled the work of more than 3,700 artists, working with 621 museums, university art galleries, and art centers in 48 states and 29 countries worldwide, including Argentina, Austrailia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan. Experienced by nearly 6 million people, the exhibitions and events have attracted extensive local, national, and international press, and are placed in a critical framework through accompanying catalogues and books published by ICI.
Kate Fowle is the Executive Director of Independent Curators International (ICI). From 2007-08 Fowle was the inaugural International Curator for the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China, and from 2002-07 she was the Chair of the MA Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, which she founded with Ralph Rugoff in 2002. From 1996-2002 she was co-director of smith + fowle, a curatorial partnership based in East London, and from 1994-96 she was Curator at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Recent published texts include Charcoal: Robert LongoSonic Pavilion: Doug Aitken (forthcoming 2011); Althea Thauberger: An afterword (Artspeak. Canada, 2009) Harrell Fletcher: Beyond an appreciation of dogs, books and cheeses (Domaine de Kerguehennec, France, 2008); Who Cares? Contemporary Curating (Apex Art, NY, 2007). She has written for numerous magazines including Parkett, Modern Painters, Manifesta Journal, the Exhibitionist, and Frieze.

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