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.
Mario Cader-Frech is currently the Vice President Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility for Viacom International Media Networks – The Americas, and Nickelodeon International. Cader-Frech often represents the Network at conferences and seminars, such as: The Organization of American States Summits, Inter American Development Bank Annual Meetings, Ibero American Presidential Summits, various United Nations General Assemblies, and has been a TEDx Speaker. Mario graduated from Georgetown University with a M.A. in International Affairs. He currently serves as Honorary Consul of El Salvador in the United States and serves on numerous boards including the OAS/PanAmerican Development Foundation, Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is Chair Emeritus of the El Salvador Art Museum Contemporary Art Program. Cader-Frech is an avid Contemporary Art Collector and has received prestigious awards such as Distinguished Salvadoran, a Ten Year recognition from the National Gallery of Art, included in the 100 Success Stories of El Salvador, and 100 Latinos in Miami. Conceiving of Y.ES Collect Contemporary El Salvador, his foundation, the Robert S Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech foundation, served as publisher.