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.
Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in Istanbul. After working as the coordinator of maumau art residency in Istanbul for two years, currently she works as the Programs Manager of Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul & Berlin). She is the co-founder of Collective Çukurcuma, a non-profit art initiative, curating shows and events locally and internationally. She is the co-director of the artistic research project “IdentityLab” (Turkey & Sweden) consisting of journeys, meetings and public programs to create a dialogue and sense of community among artists and researchers working on identity issues. As part of this project, she co-edited “Between Places,” and co-curated IdentityLab Sessions at DEPO, Galata Greek Primary School and Swedish Consulate in Istanbul. As a member of the curatorial team “Proto5533”, she curated the exhibition “After Alexandria, the Flood” at 5533 (Istanbul). Her writing has been published in Timeout English, Art Unlimited, Istanbul Art News, Art South Africa, Artful Living and Trendsetter. She has participated in the CeRRCa art residency program in Spain. She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Social Psychology both at Koç University, Istanbul with a focus on culture studies.
Based on the power of the libraries, curators Naz Cuguoğlu and Mine Kaplangı organized an archive-library in Berlin.read more »
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2017 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have developed over the course of the program.read more »