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.
Michael Wellen is Assistant Curator of Latin American and Latino Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Wellen was Co-Curator and an essayist for Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2013) and Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2013). His essays were published in The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964–1970 (Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, 2009) and Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, 2007). His writing has appeared in ArtNexus and Art Papers. In 2013, he was the keynote speaker for The Constellations Symposium at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. He received his PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, where he specialized in modern and contemporary art, criticism, and Cold War cultural exchanges between Latin America and the United States.
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.read more »
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.read more »