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.
Liya Chechik is a PhD student in Art History at Moscow State University and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, specializing in Renaissance and contemporary art. She is currently working as a coordinator at the Research Centre of the Jewish Museum in Moscow. Chechik received her BA at Moscow State University, Russia and completed her MA at Warwick University, Great Britain. She speaks fluent Russian, English and Italian and has gained rich experience by living, studying and working internationally. She has attended Salzburg Summer Academy of Arts, where she was one of the first students to attend a curatorship course led by Maria Lind. She undertook a course in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and her first working experience was at the Russian Antique Fair. She has written for a number of professional journals, and as an art critic for several Moscow weekly newspapers and online projects.