Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, training opportunities, research initiatives, and publications for curators and audiences around the world. Established in 1975, ICI is headquartered in New York, but active around the world. ICI’s programs are presented and often developed in partnership with art institutions across the globe, therefore encouraging new infrastructures for art practice internationally, and inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Stjernstedt studied Art History at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, and is currently serving as artistic director at Kunstnernes Hus, in Oslo. He has curated and co-curated many exhibitions and projects including Oslo Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011: Akram Zaatari, Composition for Two Wings, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, CODE SHARE 2009 (as part of “Vilnius — European Capital of Culture 2009”), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania 2009, Maria Lindberg (a retrospective), Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009, and Dak’Art: African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal, 2008. He has worked with such prominent European Institutions as Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland, Tranzit, Prague, Czech Republic, and Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland, among many others. He has written art criticism for such notable publications as ArtForum, Flash Art, and Art + Text. Stjernstedt is currently living in Sweden.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »