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.
Paulina Ascencio (b. Guadalajara, 1988) Independent curator and researcher based in Mexico, with a background in Philosophy and Social Sciences. She is currently Associate Curator at Ladera Oeste, in Guadalajara. She has been part of the residency programs of KADIST, San Francisco (2012); PAOS, Guadalajara (2016); Curatorial Program for Research: Dimming the Northern Lights with the support of Iaspis / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s Visiting Expert Programme (2018); and the Curatorial Intensive program of Independent Curators International (ICI) in New Orleans (2015). She has developed her practice in institutions, museums, galleries, and independent spaces in Mexico and the United States. Among her research and pedagogical projects are AikidoGDL (2018), Faena (2017-2018), and Archivo MMXV (2015). Her texts have been published in La Tempestad, Terremoto, and Código.
In January 2015, ICI, in collaboration with Prospect New Orleans and CAC New Orleans, presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans.read more »
Join the Curatorial Intensive participants on January 24, 2015 for a public symposium at CAC New Orleans.read more »