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.
Marisol Rodríguez is a journalist, curator and independent researcher based in Paris and Mexico City. She recently co-curated the exhibition There was an opening, the carpet was squishy at Flat Time House, John Latham’s former home and archive. The exhibition is part of a larger research project that sheds light on Gallery House, a legendary exhibition space active between 1972 and 1973 in what today is the Goethe-Institut London. Other curatorial projects include Oliver Pietsch’s solo show From Eternity, Here at Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City (February 2016). Her writing appears regularly in a number of newspapers, magazines, and catalogues in Mexico and abroad. In 2015 she was a cultural journalism fellow at the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Journalism (FNPI). Since 2012, Marisol has developed a study in the crossroads of cultural studies, social sciences and contemporary art about comic books and graphic literature in Mexico. She has curated two exhibitions and lectured on the subject in the Czech Republic, the UK and France. She holds a Masters in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins, where she wrote her thesis supervised by Professor Roger Sabin about the comic El Libro Vaquero, one of Mexico’s most raunchy, successful and least studied printed publications.
The participants of Curatorial Intensive in Dakar will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have workshopped throughout the course of the week.read more »