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.
Con Cabrera (b. 1981, Philippines) is a visual artist and independent curator. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Arts at the University of Santo Tomas, and is now pursuing her Masters degree at the University of the Philippines Art Studies Department in the Curatorial Studies program. For the past ten years, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Manila and had her first solo show in 2011. She’s a founding member of Artists’ ARREST, an alliance of cultural workers devoted to social change, and 98B Collaboratory, an artist-run space based in Escolta, Manila. She was a fellow in the HAO Summit held at The Substation in Singapore in 2012 and was a residency partner for 98B’s project Flyover 158-98B Japan-Philippines Exchange Program. In mid-2014, she functioned as a guest editor for plantingrice.com, a digital platform that serves as a resource for Filipino contemporary art. Also in 2014, she participated in the Vargas Museum and Japan Foundation Manila curatorial workshop which led her to a short-term residency in Japan and an exhibition grant under Japan Foundation’s program Run and Learn: New Curatorial Constellations with the next generation of curators from the Southeast Asia.
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 »