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.
Seth Aylmer & Jose Serrano-McClain
Seth Aylmer & Jose Serrano-McClain introduced Trust Art at the TED Conference in 2009. Trust Art provides a novel way to create community around public artist projects: issuing ‘shares’ and making philanthropically-minded individuals ‘shareholders’ in the projects. Trust Art is the culmination of Seth Aylmer and Jose Serrano-McClain’s creative work together for the last five years. Seth is a video artist, painter, and sculptor, currently apprenticing with renowned American sculptor Michael Rothschild. Jose started his career as an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve, which led him to develop a stronger interest in the economy of the creative spirit.