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.
José López Serra
José López Serra’s praxis concerns the concepts & practices of everyday life manifested through formal / informal means. His work deals with diverse topics such as the political / social constitution of the Puerto Rican nationality & the hegemonic colonial ideology, art making processes, and the diffusion of collective imagery, through photography, installation, sculpture, video, painting, and found objects. Related to the idea of becoming, understood as the flux of development and creation of the structures that we employ to understand the everyday surrounding, he experiments with hybrid forms inside these established fields. José López Serra earned his BA in Advertising and Public Relations from the School of Communications and Photography from the Department of Fine Arts, Humanities Faculty, of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. He is a co-founder and director of Hidrante, a project space in San Juan, PR. He has participated in the Summer Sessions (2014, 2015), organized by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Beta-Local. Recent exhibitions include Action Painter, Hidrante, San Juan, PR; 1a. Trienal de Arte del Centro Comunitario de Península de Cantera, a project of the 4ta Trienal Poligráfica, San Juan, PR; and Iconoclasmo(s), Casa de Cultura RUTH Hernandez Torres, San Juan, PR.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2017 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have developed over the course of the program.read more »