Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Avie Felix is a teacher, writer, multi-disciplinary artist, and advocate of gender, culture and environment. A graduate of Art Studies from the University of the Philippines, she taught cinema studies and interdisciplinary courses at the UP Film Institute for a few years while serving as coordinator of the UP Film Center. As a writer, she has worked in different forms and genres, having contributed academic, research and feature articles, as well as literary works. Her work in the visual arts is focused on new media and exploration of materials not commonly used in fine art forms. Avie also has a body of work in performing arts as actress, choreographer, writer and producer. In 2009, Avie co-founded a year-round art school for all ages called the Young Artists’ Studio (YAS), where she served as program director. As program director of YAS, she is in charge of the curricula, programs, and students’ exhibitions. In curating YAS exhibitions, she discovered her interest in creating experiences for exhibition viewers. In 2012, Avie started to manage a small art space (vMeme Art Projects) where she is able to collaborate with artists, art collectives, and organizations. Most of the projects she has curated are in the interest of creating opportunities and venues for advocacy-oriented artists to expose them to a wider audience.
The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Manila will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »