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.
Mari Spirito is the Founding Director of Protocinema, a transnational experiment making nomadic exhibitions in New York and Istanbul, and a nonprofit with a hands-on Education Program. Protocinema recently presented 121st Night, an event with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera in Istanbul; early work by Gerard Byrne in a former Chinese deli in New York; and new work by Ahmet Ögüt in New York in partnership with Itinerant. Prior to Protocinema, Spirito was Director of 303 Gallery, New York for 12 years, where she worked on large-scale, site-specific works by Mike Nelson and Doug Aitken. Spirito is on the boards of Participant Inc., New York; New Art Dealers Alliance, New York; and Collectorspace, Istanbul.
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 »