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.
Born and raised in Iran, Fatemeh Baigmoradi explores issues of identity, nationality, and their dialogs in societies. Her thesis work It’s Hard to Kill received CENTER’s 2018 Director’s Choice Award, third place in the LensCulture Exposure Awards of 2018, and was chosen as one of the finalists in the Photolucida 2017 Critical Mass competition; a selection was presented at the Arles Festival in 2017 and the London Photo in 2018. Baigmoradi received her Master of Fine Arts in photography at University of New Mexico in 2017, and in 2008 she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at University of Tehran.
Independent curator Nancy Zastudil and Independent Curators International (ICI) have partnered to initiate the Visiting Curator Series, a biennial program which brings to Albuquerque a select group of curators to conduct studio visits with multiple local artists over the course of several months.read more »