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.
Esteban King Alvarez
Esteban King Álvarez (México City, 1986) is researcher, art historian and curator. He holds a BA in History and a MA in Art History from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His work focuses on modern and contemporary art and its relationships with music and literature. He has developed projects that interwove sound, archive and writing from the perspective of art history and contemporary art. He has written several articles in books and art catalogues, among others: “Strindentism and Urban Imaginaries” for the catalogue Avant-garde in Mexico, 1915-1940 (National Museum of Art, 2013); “New narrative strategies: the works of Salvador Elizondo” for the catalogue Defying stability: artistic processes in Mexico, 1952-1967 (MUAC, 2014) and “Sonorama. Art and technology from hi-fi to MP3” for the catalogue Sonorama (Museo Universitario del Chopo, 2014). He is curator of the collective exhibitions Transcripciones (Museo Universitario del Chopo, 2014), Fonema (in collaboration with Enrique Arriaga, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, 2015), Una red de líneas que se intersecan (ESPAC, 2016) and La nueva onda del silencio (El cuarto de máquinas, 2017), among others. From 2012 to 2015 he was curator and chief researcher at the Museo Universitario del Chopo. Since 2015 he works as curator at ESPAC, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, in Mexico City.
Visual Writings. Reading the Unreadable shows a selection of ways in which contemporary artists have approached writing.read more »
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2018 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »