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.
Ana Maria Garzon
Anamaría Garzón Mantilla is an independent curator and full time professor at the College of Communication and Contemporary Arts (COCOA), at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She teaches Contemporary Art Theory and Curatorial Studies. Garzón is the general editor of post(s), (posts.usfq.edu.ec), an academic international journal dedicated to art and critical theory. Since 2016, she is the Director of Museo Nómada, a research platform that investigates Ecuadorian art. It was created with Rosa Jijón (artist) and Jaime Izurieta (urbanist). Since 2017, Garzón is the Creative Director of Khôra, a non-profit experimental space located in Quito-Ecuador.
Garzón studied Journalism and Art History at USFQ and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. She has participated in conferences at the Latin American Studies Association and The Arts on Society. Amongst her curated exhibitions, are Sísifo, el heroísmo del absurdo, with Francis Alÿs, Cinthia Marcelle, Carla Zaccagnini y Kate Gilmore, at Arte Actual - FLACSO, 2013; El cuerpo queer, la construcción de la memoria, with Carlos Motta y Zanele Muholi, at Arte Actual – FLACSO, 2014. In 2015, she was the academic responsible for the critical museology symposium Unravelling the Museum, and she was appointed curator for two projects at the Premio Nacional de las Artes Mariano Aguilera, both events were organized by Fundación Museos de la Ciudad de Quito. http://www.pecesrojos.com
ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Alumnos47, presents the second Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City.read more »