Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Nat Muller is an independent curator and critic based between Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and the Middle East. Her main interests include the intersections of aesthetics, media and politics, media art, and contemporary art in and from the Middle East. Muller is a regular contributor to Springerin and MetropolisM, and has been published in Art Papers, Bidoun, ArtPulse, X-tra, Majalla Foreign Affairs Magazine, De Volkskrant, and The Daily Star. She has taught at universities and academies across Europe and the Middle East, served as an advisor on European-Mediterranean collaborations for the European Cultural Foundation of the EU and as an advisor on e-culture for the Dutch Ministry of Culture. Currently Muller is art and new media advisor to the Dutch city of Utrecht, serves on the advisory board of the Palestinian website project Artterritories, the arts organization TENT, Rotterdam, and is on the selection committee of the Mondriaan Fund (NL). She is 2012 curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize.
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 »