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.
Özge Ersoy is a curator and writer based in Istanbul. She holds a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and a BA in International Relations from Bogazici University and Binghamton University. Ersoy worked in the curatorial departments of various nonprofits in New York, Istanbul, and Cairo, and combined this experience with her work at foundations that aim to support the growth and stability of the arts field through resource creation and capacity building in the U.S. and the Middle East. Her writings have been included in The Journal of The Society of Architectural Historians, Domus Magazine, Bidoun, Ma’arav, Ararat Magazine, and Nafas Art Magazine, among others. In 2010, Ersoy edited and produced a publication entitled How to Begin? Envisioning the Impact of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. She participated in the AICA Summer Seminars in Yerevan, geoAIR in Tbilisi, and the A&P Residency at the Delfina Foundation in London. Özge is currently the Project Manager at Collectorspace, a New York-based nonprofit that opened its first venue in Istanbul.
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 »
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 »