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.
Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo is an art historian from the UCM, Madrid, MA in Cultural Management from Instituto Ortega y Gasset and has a diploma in Corporate Communications from Universidad de los Andes de Santiago de Chile. She started her career in Spain at Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado and as editor and coordinator of masdearte.com. In 2003 she moved to Chile, where she collaborated with MAVI, MAC and Centro Cultural de España. As of 2009 she lives in Brazil where she was the Director of Galeria Baró. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was appointed director of Pivô, where she was responsible for the initial structuring and launching. Now she is collaborating with this space, invited as a lecturer and a jury member on several occasions. As a researcher, Ramos is part of History in display (WT), a collaborative project with contemporary artists on critical insertion in Brazilian museums. She is also developing the research Artist working, (thinking on) new economies, a report and exhibition about the labor conditions in the contemporary art. This project was presented in the Forum Internacional Artist on the Market / 4th International Workshop do Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik der TU Berlin, in November 2015. Following these two lines of investigation, Ramos curated Emmathomasteca; Error as a star; and Sublime and Dystopia, Ícaro Lira: General Field, in Brazil; History is written by the victors and Felipe Ehrenberg 67//15 and its public program Visual scores, After, Depois, Según, in Madrid, Spain. For the last two years, she carries out Circuitos ArtRio, a curatorial circuit of contemporary narratives, and Applications of the various flow theories, an agenda of meetings among artists and other agents sponsored by Barro Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Carlos Amorales and Los Torreznos as guests in the two first editions. Ramos has written several texts for artists - Fábio Tremonte, Pontogor, Marlon de Azambuja, Bruno Moreschi, Cristina Garrido, Yoshua Okón, José Luis Landet, Mauro Giaconni, Omar Barquet, and Sara&André – and she also writes for the magazine Arte al día, artishock and a-desk.org.
Join ICI and the 2013 Bogotá Curatorial Intensive on Saturday, November 30 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
The Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is a three-year partnership led by the Biennial, with ICI and CACTUS Gallery in Liverpool.read more »
ARTISTAS TRABAJANDO se presenta como un proyecto que, a través del estudio y reflexión sobre el paradigma del artista como trabajador…read more »