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.
Pinar Üner Yilmaz
Pinar Üner Yilmaz is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the Art History Department, where her area of concentration is contemporary art with a particular interest in cross-cultural curatorial studies and Istanbul Biennials. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Art Management in 2006 and Master’s degree in Art and Design in 2009 from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. During her undergraduate senior year, she worked as an assistant curator for an exhibition at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Arts, and upon graduation, was employed as a research assistant in the same department. In the following four years, she was an assistant curator in distinguished art centers in Istanbul. Since then, she has participated in several art events in pioneering art institutions such as Eczacibasi Virtual Museum, Istanbul Museum of Modern Arts, and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, which have given her the opportunity to develop insight into modern and contemporary art in Turkey. She is currently working at UIC’s contemporary art gallery, Gallery 400, as the curatorial graduate assistant, and is teaching a summer undergraduate course entitled “Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art.” Üner Yilmaz is a former recipient of Fulbright and TUBİTAK scholarships for graduate education and TEV (Turkish Education Foundation) scholarship for undergraduate education.
The group exhibition Vertical Perception features a group of new generation artists with ties to the non–Western geographies.read more »
Join ICI and the Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive participants on Tuesday, September 30 for a public symposium where the participants will present their exhibition and project proposals.read more »