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.
Erkan Öznur (Turkey, 1976) holds an MFA from the Sculpture department at the Berlin-Weißensee School of Art; and a BA in Classical Archaeology from the University of Istanbul. Recent exhibitions include: The Cat is Killing the Birds, but I Love her Anyway, La Casita, Bogota, 2018; Shades of Today: Picking up the Pieces of Post-Truth, Centrum, Belgium, 2017; “Kollektivwechsel” Artist Book Project, No Cube Gallery, Münster, Germany, 2017 ; A Journey Into an Empty Room, Montagenhalle, Berlin, Germany, 2017 ; Macht Kunst, Deutsche Bank Atrium, Berlin, Germany, 2015; Leg los!, 48 stunden Neukölln, Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany, 2015; UHU, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, 2014. In 2018 he was awarded a grant by SAHA Foundation to take part in the Escuela FLORA residency program in Bogota, Colombia. He lives and works in Berlin.
Never Spoken Again reflects on the birth of modern collections, the art institutions that sustain them and their contingent origin stories. Curated by Colombian curator David Ayala-Alfonso, an alumnus of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive, the exhibition is part of ICI’s new series of programs supporting emergent voices in the curatorial field.read more »