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.
Jessica Berlanga Taylor is Creative Director at Alumnos47 Foundation, a non-profit organization in Mexico City dedicated to art and education. There she coordinates research projects and public programming such as Liminal Zones, a trans disciplinary, collaborative project that engages with the diversity of interactions between social art practices, Critical Pedagogy and Gender Studies; Proyecto Líquido, an open-ended curatorial project committed to exploring alternative curatorial formats and commission new performance art; and Sincrónico, a year-long workshop with established artists for emerging artists. An art critic and curator, she holds an MA in Art History and a specialization in Gender Studies, and has published in Frieze, Art Forum, national newspapers and magazines as well as catalogues and books. She was the editor of the online magazine re-d: art, visual culture and gender studies for The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is interested in exploring the relationships between contemporary art and other disciplines such as critical pedagogy, gender studies, human rights and literature in order to imagine and materialize the present and nearby futures, where creation and collaboration lead the way.
This November, ICI produces the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Manila, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and with the support of the NCCA and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.read more »
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »