International Curators Forum (ICF) in partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL) with the support of Arts Council England, present Diaspora Platform and Beyond the Frame, designed to deliver 22 months of mentoring and professional development by twenty selected mentors. Twenty emerging British artists and curators from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds will be selected for involvement. During this time the artists will produce works that will be showcased in the Diaspora Platform exhibition at the Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina during the time of the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Curated by ICF Director, David A. Bailey it will be the first of its kind. The provisional launch events in Venice span from Tuesday the 9th May to Thursday 11th May 2017.
Partners for Beyond the frame include Iniva, New Art Exchange and Liverpool Biennial. Diaspora Platform is co - directed by Mark Crawley (UAL), David A. Bailey (ICF), Nicola Green and Peter Clayton.
The launch of the two initiatives will take place at 6-8 pm on the 9th November 2016 at UAL’s Chelsea College of Arts during which the selected artists and curators will be officially announced.
The Diaspora Platform exhibition will be running from 13th May – 26th November 2017 at Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Venice, Italy.
Nicola Green presented ‘Nicola Green: A selection of work’ in November of 2015 curated by and exhibited at Jealous Gallery. Including one off and previously unseen works from her most well known projects, and a new silkscreen print titled Feet published by Jealous Gallery for this exhibit.
In May 2015 Nicola Green, together with David Lammy MP and the ICF, spearheaded an initiative to send four emerging artists from ethnic minority backgrounds to go to the Venice Biennale for the first time for their own professional and artistic development.
The appointment of Okwui Enwezor as Artistic Director of the Venice Biennale marks the first ever appointment of a Black curator to this position. To mark this historic moment the ICF & Nicola Green embarked on a curatorial journey by taking 25 curators and artists from ethnic minority backgrounds to participate, experience and critically assess the Venice Biennale phenomenon for their own professional development.