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.
Boris Kostadinov is an independent curator based in Vienna. He received his Masters from the National Art Academy, Sofia in the Department of History and Theory of Art. His projects are in the field of contemporary art and photography, conceptual design and architecture, sound and interdisciplinary forms. They explore the interaction of art with political and geopolitical realities, economics, social processes and theories: economy of art, art as a social or activist gesture and art as a political platform. The second guideline of his work is art & technology. Such projects are defined by artistic practices that moderate relationships between elite science, future forecasts and social consciousness. He has curated recent projects for Radiator Gallery, New York; IG Bildende Kunst Gallery, Vienna; bäckerstrasse4 Gallery, Vienna; Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna; Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna; Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York; and LOOP Fair, Barcelona. He served as Director for the International Videoart Festival, Videoarchaeology, in Sofia. Kostadinov has authored many texts in catalogues and specialized publications.
Works.io and ICI have selected Boris Kostadinov for the 2015 Curatorial Residency in Budapest.read more »
Mature and Angry, an exhibition by Boris Kostadinov, collects viewpoints, theories, critical commentaries and analyses of various artists between the ages of 33 and 45.read more »
This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.read more »