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.
Mónica Espinel is an independent curator and writer based in New York. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Florida International University, Miami and an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, New York. She is the editor of Carmen Herrera’s catalogue raisonné, in progress. She has held positions at Marvelli Gallery, Wildenstein & Co., and Frederico Sève/Latincollector. Selected curatorial projects include: ‘‘Black Milk: Theories on Suicide’’ (Marvelli, 2004), ‘‘Ceremonies of Summer’’ (Latincollector, 2008), ‘‘Then & Now: Abstraction in Latin American Art’’ (Deutsche Bank, 2010), ‘‘Memory Leaks’’ (Creon, 2010), “Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz” (curatorial assistant, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011), “Rituals of Chaos” (Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2012), “The Skin I Live In” (Curatorial Lab, SP-Arte, 2013) and “Bruno Miguel: Todos à Mesa” (Galeria Emma Thomas, 2015). She is the recipient of numerous awards including ArtTable’s Mentorship Grant to be a curatorial fellow at Wave Hill (2009), a Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Curatorial Fellowship at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2010) and a Roswell L. Gilpatric Award to work in the department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011). She participated in seminars such as ICI’s Curating Context: Producing, commissioning, collecting and siting artworks, Instituto Inhotim; 13th Istanbul Biennial, Mom Am I a Barbarian, Istanbul; and the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, Korea. Her writing has been featured in artist catalogues and ArtNexus, Arte al Dia, Flash Art and Artforum.com.
The Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is a three-year partnership led by the Biennial, with ICI and CACTUS Gallery in Liverpool.read more »
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context…read more »
The public symposium in Istanbul will present the research of the following seven international curators brought together for the Curatorial Seminar: Özge Ersoy, Mónica Espinel, Nazli Gurlek, Olga Hatzidaki, Kate Martin, Anna Santomauro, and Claire Shea.read more »