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.
Igor Deschamps is an independent curator, artistic director, and arts educator in the field of media and interdisciplinary arts in the Rhône-Alpes area, Lyon, France. He is currently leading the artistic direction of the 2013 RVBn Festival, in Rhône-Alpes, a biennial for media art and participatory projects. Deschamps founded MetaLab in 2004, an independent media lab project in Lyon, and was the Director of Le Labo (2009-10), an artist-run center in Toronto, Canada. In addition, he has been teaching the course “Esthetic and Professional Challenges of New Media Arts” in two Cultural Management Master’s programs for the past three years. Deschamps received a BA in Art History, Sociology, and Law, and an MA in Politics and Music Business Management from the Université Lumière (Lyon II), Lyon.
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.read more »