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.
Mari Spirito is Executive Director and Curator of Protocinema, an art NGO realizing site-aware exhibitions around the world, since 2011. She is Associate Curator of Visual Arts, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens and New York. Spirito was Guest Curator of Alserkal Avenue Program’s Public Commission in Dubai, with Hale Tenger, in 2018; from 2014 – 2018; she programed Conversations for both Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach; International Advisory Committee Member for the Inaugural High Line Plinth Commissions, New York, 2017; served as Curator and Director of Alt Art Space/Bomonti, Istanbul from 2015 to 2017; was an Advisor to the 2nd Mardin Biennial, Turkey, 2012; and Director of 303 Gallery New York, 2000 – 2012. She is President of the Board of Participant, Inc, New York and holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
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 »
From April 22–28, 2012, the Curatorial Intensive took place at Instituto Inhotim in Minas Gerais, Brazil.read more »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »