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.
Ericka Florez (b. Colombia, 1983) is a curator and artist. Her work emphasizes writing and publications as a medium. Her latest projects explore the performative dimension of writing and the document, and art criticism as fiction. She holds a degree in Psychology (2008) with a specialization in History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art (2009). As an artist, she has participated in the 43rd (Inter)national Salon of Colombian Artists (2013) and the 8th Festival of Performance of Cali (2012). She curated the exhibition Hearing Witness, Museo la Tertulia, Cali (2014) and co-curated the project From the Unpleasant, 14 Regional Salons of Colombian Artists (2012) with Juan Sebastían Ramírez. She is an independent editor of projects such as Periodica magazine (Personal Improvement for Artists). In the past several years she has participated in the development of workshops and seminars around art criticism and writing in Cali. Currently she is part of the team of lugar a dudas.
This June, ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, will present a Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City––the third program conducted entirely in Spanish.read more »