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.
Allan Sekula (1951–2013, United States) completed his MFA at the University of California, San Diego, in 1974. From 1985 through 2013 he taught in the Photography and Media Program at California Institute of the Arts. Sekula was the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and, on three occasions, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His film The Forgotten Space (2010), created in collaboration with the filmmaker Noël Burch, won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Bienal de São Paulo (2010), La Virreina, Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona (2011, 2010), the Taipei Biennial (2010), the Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, Belgium (2010), Documenta, Kassel, Germany (2007, 2002), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006, 1996), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006, 2002, 1993, 1976), Generali Foundation, Vienna (2010, 2007, 2006, 2003), MACBA, Barcelona (2004, 2001, 2012), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2001), and Foto Institute Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2001, 1997).
Allan Sekula lived and worked primarily in Los Angeles.
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