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.
Selin Turam graduated from Central Saint Martins, with a BA in Curation, Communication and Criticism in Art & Design in 2010. After graduation, she returned to İstanbul and started working as an Assistant Coordinator in Pera Museum’s Contemporary Exhibitions section (2011-2012). After working in the museum for two years, Turam curated the exhibition “There” at Contemporary Istanbul in 2012 (Art Fair), which included 65 artists from the participating galleries. She has also worked as a freelance consultant / curator (Zilberman Gallery, CDA Projects, GAMA Gallery). After meeting Mari Spirito, (Director and Curator of Protocinema) in İstanbul, Turam has worked as the freelance Exhibitions Coordinator and Artist Liaison, for the exhibitions of Brian O’Connell, Jacob Kassay and Trevor Paglen, Ahmet Öğüt and Can Altay during the years 2012-2014. Selin Turam decided to challenge her experience with Art Fairs, worked as the Assistant to Creative Director (Stephane Ackermann)(2013-2014) at Art International Istanbul, where she was responsible for the Artistic Projects that took place within the Fair.
Participants of the Fall Curatorial Intensive will present their exhibition and project proposals, which they have been developing for the program.read more »