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.
Jochen Volz is the curator of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial. He was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries in London between 2012 and 2015. He was also a curator at the Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, since 2004, where he served as General Director between 2005 and 2007 and Artistic Director between 2007 and 2012. There, he co-curated a series of large-scale site specific projects on art and architecture with artists, including Adriana Varejão, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Doris Salcedo, Doug Aitken, Hélio Oiticica, Matthew Barney and Rirkrit Tiravanija, as well as numerous exhibitions from the collection. Furthermore, he has contributed to many exhibitions throughout the world, including Planos de fuga, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo (2012), Olafur Eliasson – Your Body of Work as part of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art – sesc Videobrasil in São Paulo (2011), The Spiral and the Square at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2011), the Aichi Triennale in Nagoya (2010) and the presentation of Cinthia Marcelle at the Biennale de Lyon (2007). In 2009, he organized Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, the international section of the 53rd International Venice Biennale together with Daniel Birnbaum. As a critic he is writing for magazines and catalogues and is contributing editor to Frieze.
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Jochen Volz will speak about the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo entitled Incerteza Viva (Live Uncertainty).read more »
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »