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.
Regine Basha completed her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and went on to direct and curate the Saidye Bronfman Centre Gallery in Montreal from 1992 to 1995. In 1996 she graduated from the inaugural class of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY, and remained in New York until 2002, curating independently and within collaboratives. From 2002 to 2007 Basha became adjunct curator of the new Arthouse in Austin, TX, and produced special projects with artists such as Daniel Bozhkov and Dario Robleto and exhibitions including Treble at Sculpture Center, New York (2004). From 2007 to 2012 she returned to New York and independently curated exhibitions including The Marfa Sessions at Ballroom Marfa, TX (2008); Substitute Teacher at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia (2010); An Exchange with Sol LeWitt at Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY and Mass Moca, Williamstown, MA (2011); and Speculative Futures at Bloomberg Headquarters, New York (2011). Most recently, Basha was the Executive Director of the residency program Artpace in San Antonio, TX.
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 »
In summer 2011, 10–14 curators from around the world were selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive for a rigorous 8-day schedule of workshops, discussions, critiques, and presentations, as well as site visits to local institutions, private collections and artists’ studios.read more »