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.
Maria Stepkina currently lives in Moscow and works at the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO as coordinator for contemporary art projects. She holds a degree in law from the Moscow State Linguistic University. She also studied art history at the Free University of Berlin from 2011-2013. Parallel to her education in Berlin, she worked at a contemporary art gallery and helped in the participation in the Preview Berlin Art Fair 2013. In her current position, she has curated several exhibitions of young contemporary artists, worked with art history students on an exhibition project, and coordinated an exhibition of recently acquired museum exhibits from 20 Russian museums as part of an international museums festival.
This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.read more »