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.
Lila Nazemian is an independent curator based in New York. In 2017, she was the U.S. Projects Director at CULTURUNNERS, where, on behalf of Ithra, she managed a Saudi artist residency in New York and supported national institutions such as Brooklyn Museum, LACMA, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, for their Saudi exhibitions. Prior to this, she was the Curatorial and Special Projects Associate at Leila Heller Gallery New York for five years where she helped organize over 15 exhibitions including solo shows by artists such as Hadieh Shafie, Shiva Ahmadi and Reza Aramesh, and the group exhibition “Calligraffiti” which explored relationships between Islamic calligraphy and Western movements like Abstract Expressionism, Lettrism, and Graffiti writing. Her upcoming exhibition,“OnEchoesofInvisibleHearts,“opensinBerlinthisSeptember 2018, and features work by artists in Yemen and the diaspora. Recent independent curatorial projects include: “Spheres of Influence,” the first show of Arab contemporary art in Iran at Tehran’s Mohsen Gallery in April 2016 which received critical recognition from Artforum.com, ArtinAmerica.com, and Vice.com; “This is Not an Image” and “Out Among the Stars,” co-curated with Ava Ansari, featured artists Peyman Shafieezadeh and Sara Ouhaddou at Detroit’s Red Bull House of Art in June 2015. She received a B.A. in History from Scripps College, California, and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from N.Y.U., New York. She is among the inaugural participants of the 2018 Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in New York.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2018 Bangkok program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »
ICI presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University to coincide with the launch of its international postgraduate program in Curatorial Practice, and with the James H.W. Thompson Foundation.read more »