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.
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.