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.
Mathieu Copeland (b. 1977, lives in London) has been developing a practice seeking to subvert the traditional role of exhibitions and to renew our perceptions of these. Amongst many others, he co-curated the exhibition ‘VOIDS, A Retrospective’ at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Kunsthalle in Bern, and edited the anthology ‘VOIDS’. He curated ‘A Choreographed Exhibition’ at the Kunsthalle St Gallen & Ferme du Buisson, ‘Soundtrack for an Exhibition’ at the Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon. He curated and initiated the series ‘A Spoken Word Exhibitions’, ‘Reprise’ and the ‘Exhibitions to Hear Read’ - three volumes so far, all recently at the ICA in Philadelphia this February 2012. Forthcoming exhibition include ‘Phill Niblock - a retrospective’ (Fall 2012), ‘A Film’s Exhibition’ (Fall 2012), and upcoming publications include ‘Gustav Metzger - writings, letters, conferences and interviews 1953 - 2012’ and ‘Choreographing an Exhibition’, to be published in the spring of 2012.