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.
Based in Beacon, NY, Rotem Rozental is a photo-historian, writer, and curator. Currently, she serves at the Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Research Fellow for Jewish Culture at the Center for Jewish History (CJH). As Doctorate Candidate in the Art History Department of Binghamton University, her dissertation project investigates the intersections of the nation-state, civic engagement, photography and archival practices, as these have unfolded in the conflicted history of the Middle East. In recent years, she served as the Online Editorial Director of The Shpilman Institute for Photography and the Jerusalem Season of Culture. Her writings and scholarly texts appeared in magazines, journals, and publications such as Artforum.com, Philosophy of Photography, and Uncertain States. Her curatorial projects include We – Festi-Conference for Creative Collectives (2012-2013, Jerusalem), Three Cities Against the Wall (New York, Ramallah and Tel Aviv, 2005), and the collaborative archival project Outlet: The Archive of the Israeli Trade Center. Her exhibition Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat won the NurtureArt Curatorial Call and will open on April 15, 2016. In the past decade, Rotem has been working in Israel and the US as a consultant, editor, writer and organizer for international institutions and publications, as well as cultural non-profits and organizations.
The Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is a three-year partnership led by the Biennial, with ICI and CACTUS Gallery in Liverpool.read more »
In conjunction with the exhibition Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat, on view at NurtureArt, artist Josh T. Franco joins in conversation with curator Rotem Rozental.read more »
Rotem Rozental’s Dead Lands emerged from a prolonged engagement with identity conflicts in the Middle East and their manifestation in contemporary work.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 »