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.
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 »