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.
Fernanda Albuquerque is a curator and art critic who is a PhD candidate in History, Theory, and Art Criticism at UFRGS, Porto Alegre, and a PhD associate student at UAL, London. She was assistant curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2011), where she was in charge of Casa M. She was also visual arts curator at Centro Cultural São Paulo (2008–10). As an independent curator, Albuquerque has organized exhibitions such as Ejercicios de Posibilidad (Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago do Chile, 2012), Horizonte de Eventos (Fundação Ecarta, Porto Alegre, 2010), and Dois Pontos (Museo Murillo La Greca, Recife, 2010). She also curated projects such as Vandeluz (7a Bienal del Mercosur, Porto Alegre, 2009) and Arte e Identidade Cultural (SESI-RS, Porto Alegre, 2007–08); and collaborated with other curators to produce the exhibitions Sinais de Fumaça (CCSP, São Paulo, 2009), Passagens Secretas (CCSP, São Paulo, 2008), and Campo Coletivo (Centro Universitario Maria Antonia, São Paulo, 2008). Since 2010, Albuquerque has worked for the Educational Project of São Paulo Biennial Foundation, developing educational publications. She was part of the art criticism group at Paço das Artes (São Paulo, 2007–10), and worked at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, developing workshops and publications (São Paulo, 2006–10). In 2010, she received the prize Estudos e pesquisas sobre arte e economia da arte no Brasil, offered by São Paulo Biennial Foundation.
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