Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Alejandro Alonso Díaz
Alejandro Alonso Díaz is a writer, curator and researcher with a background in art history and philosophy. His practice is concerned with epistemologies around notions of environmentalism, materiality, the post-human condition and interspecies communality, often grounded in an enquiry into other forms of existence, and rehearsing radical ways of otherness.
In 2016 he founded fluent, a para–institution for artistic research presenting cycles of consecutive exhibition modules, texts and live events, structured through long-term axes and presenting the work of artists such as Tamara Henderson, Mariana Silva, Paul Maheke, Louisa Martin, Tim Ivison & Julia Tcharfas and Laida Lertxundi, among others. Alejandro has also curated and participated in projects for The Whitechapel Gallery, London; Chisenhale; 18thSt Arts Centre, Los Ángeles; INLAND; P/////AKT, Amsterdam and the Athens Performance Biennale, among many others. He contributes regularly to international art publications such as frieze, Mousse, Terremoto and Contemporãnea. In 2014 and 2015, Alejandro was a curatorial fellowship from Fundación Botín.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 Auckland program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
In collaboration with Artspace Aotearoa, ICI presents the first Curatorial Intensive in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. This Intensive draws upon the diverse cultural environment from Auckland and the greater te Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Pacific Ocean region. This Intensive anticipates Artspace Aotearoa’s new programme ‘The Drift,’ which will examine and respond to alternative approaches to artistic education.read more »