Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, training opportunities, research initiatives, and publications for curators and audiences around the world. Established in 1975, ICI is headquartered in New York, but active around the world. ICI’s programs are presented and often developed in partnership with art institutions across the globe, therefore encouraging new infrastructures for art practice internationally, and inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Jochen Volz is Head of Programmes at Serpentine Gallery. Volz was previously Artistic Director at the Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where he co-curated many large-scale site-specific projects, as well as numerous exhibitions from the collection. He has contributed to many exhibitions throughout the world, including curating Olafur Eliasson as part of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art–SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2011); The Spiral and the Square, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2011); the Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan (2010); and the Biennale de Lyon, France (2007). In 2009 he organized the international section of the 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy, together with Daniel Birnbaum. In 2006 he guest curated for the 27th Bienal de São Paulo a special exhibition project in homage to Marcel Broodthaers. Between 2001 and 2004 he was curator of Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Volz is based in London, UK.
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 »