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.
Vanini Belarmino is an independent producer, curator and writer. She is the Managing Director of Belarmino & Partners, an arts consultancy company she founded in Berlin in March 2008 and April 2011 in Singapore to pursue her passion in developing cross-border and interdisciplinary collaborations. In 2007, she joined Walkscreen in leading the EU-art-peace project Challenging Walls in Israel and Palestine that witnessed the realization of an art installation in the separation line bringing together a number of artists from wall divided societies. While working for the Asia-Europe Foundation (2003-2007), she was responsible for the establishment of its performing art programmes: I’mPULSE (music) and Pointe to Point (dance) as well as the management of ASEMUS (Asia-Europe Museum Network). Vanini has spearheaded artistic and cultural projects in countries like China, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom and Vietnam. Since 2011, Vanini has been working as a consultant for public programmes at ArtScience Museum. To date, she has completed more than 50 art happenings including site-specific performances, creative workshops and public forums for exhibitions like “Dali: Mind of a Genius,” “Van Gogh”Alive,” “Titanic: The Exhibition,” and “Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal.” Vanini was recently invited by Saatchi & Saatchi to curate “Skin and Walls,” the premiere exhibition of the Saatchi Art Hallways. She currently working on an exhibition series called “Intimate Moments,” which is planned for implementation both in Singapore and Germany for 2013. Vanini received academic training in theatre arts, art history, European cultural policy and management.
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »