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.
Ekrem Serdar is a curator & programmer from Ankara, Turkey. He is the Media Arts Curator at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (2015–present), where he is responsible for the organization’s exhibitions, public programming, and artist residency. Recent exhibitions include solo shows by Kathy High, Sondra Perry, and Wenhua Shi, along with screenings of work by Nazlı Dinçel, Jason Livingston, and Skawennati. He is the co-founder of Experimental Response Cinema, a micro-cinema in Austin, TX, where he programmed moving image works between 2012–2015. Independently, he has programmed works by Hollis Frampton, Phil Hoffman, along with Küçük Sinemalar, a survey of experimental cinema from Turkey. His writings have appeared in Millennium Film Journal, INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, 5harfliler, and Altyazi. He received a Professional Development Fellowship to attend the 2015 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (Hamilton, NY), and was a participant of the Oberhausen Seminar at the 2016 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. He is on the board of directors of Dreamland, a LGBTQ arts space in Buffalo, and is an advisory member of both Experimental Response Cinema, and the FOL Cinema Society in Istanbul. He completed his MFA at the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2017 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have developed over the course of the program.read more »