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.
Marianna Dobkowska is an art historian and curator of residencies, situations, and exhibitions. She received MA in Art History from the Warsaw University and completed postgraduate studies in curating at the Jagiellonian University. In 2012 she received “Młoda Polska”, a stipend of the Ministry of Culture of Poland for young Polish artists and curators. Since 2004 she is co-developing a residency program of the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw – one of leading residency programs in Central Europe. In 2009–2011 she was a curator and manager of a production, research and residency based Polish-Norwegian project “Rooted Design For Routed Living. Alternative Design Strategies”. In 2010–2012 she was a manager of international project “Re-tooling Residencies”, dedicated to research and implementation of new residency models. She has curated and co-curated projects such as “Public AIR,” “We Are Like Gardens,” “Porthos,” and “Akcja PRL,” which were carried out in public spaces and included the active participation of wide audiences. Together with Krzysztof Łukomski she curated a two-year long project of residencies and the exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta titled “Social Design for Social Living” (2015–2016) and exhibition-meeting at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art “Gotong Royong. Things We Do Together” (2017–2018). Since 2013 she is co-curating a yearly international curatorial residency and seminar at Ujazdowski Castle “Re-directing: East”.
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.read more »