Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Kate Martin is the Founder and Director of Contemporary Art Exchange in Berlin, which is a curatorial and arts education platform that produces international projects and exhibitions of young and emerging artists. She has curated and organized several exhibitions, including Through the Looking Glass Dimly at the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2012; Life:Death:Edinburgh:And presented at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in 2010; and Neither Here Nor There at The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh, UK in 2010. Previously, Martin was a freelance arts educator at various institutions and organizations such the National Galleries of Scotland, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Edinburgh City Council, and Glasgow University. She received her Masters of Cultural Heritage in Museum Studies at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context…read more »
The public symposium in Istanbul will present the research of the following seven international curators brought together for the Curatorial Seminar: Özge Ersoy, Mónica Espinel, Nazli Gurlek, Olga Hatzidaki, Kate Martin, Anna Santomauro, and Claire Shea.read more »