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.
Cosmin Costinas was born in Satu Mare, Romania in 1982. He is an author and freelance curator, based in Bucharest and Vienna. After his studies in art history and history at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, he now is contributing editor of the magazines Idea Arts + Society (Cluj) and Version (Paris and Cluj), and visual arts consultant for Romanian National Television. His latest curatorial projects include Textground (Prague, 2004) and Laicitate dupa Complicitate (Secularity after Complicity, Bucharest, 2005). His upcoming writing projects include a comprehensive book on Romanian contemporary art after the year 2000 (together with Mihnea Mircan). Since January 2006, he has been a member of the editorial team of Documenta 12 Magazine Project. The writer, critic, and member of ERSTE Foundation’s PATTERNS advisory board is executive director/curator of the Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to contemporary visual art exhibitions. Costinas is Asia’s first Outset Curator of Contemporary Art.
This November, ICI produces the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Manila, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and with the support of the NCCA and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.read more »