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.
Florencia Portocarrero (Lima, 1981) is an independent curator, professor, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She obtained her BA in clinical psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Perú, where she also received her MA in Psychoanalytical Theory. In 2008 she was an assistant curator in (E) star Gallery. Portocarrero was a participant of the de Appel arts centre Curatorial Programme 2012/2013. She worked as a research assistant on Rebuilding Utopia at the Emergency Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennial. She was awarded with the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Grant to attend CIMAM’s 2013 Annual Conference. Recently curated projects include: The State of Fictions at the Spanish Cultural Center in Lima (2010), Historical Animals at the School of Art and Design Corriente Alterna (2012), Black Days at Revolver Gallery (2012), The Tyranny of Intimacy at the Spanish Cultural Center in Lima (2012), Bourgeois Leftovers at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam (2013), and Ornament and System at Wu Gallery (2013).