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.
Viviana Checchia is a curator, critic, and PhD candidate at Loughborough University (UK). She lives in London and is the Co-Founder and Chief Curator of Vessel in Italy, a non-profit arts organization devoted to developing critical discourse around pertinent contemporary social, political, and economic issues. As Assistant Curator at Eastside Projects (UK) she researched and assisted in curating Abstract Cabinet Show (2009) and Liam Gillick Two Short Plays (2009). Her projects as an independent curator include In Dialogue at Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2012); There’s something to this (but I don’t know what it is) at Nitra Gallery, Slovakia (2010); and Giant Step, a collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum, Mostyn Gallery, and Galeria Labirynt (2012). She participated in the Gwangju Foundation Course for International Curators (2010) and the ICI Curatorial Intensive in Derry~Londonderry (2013). She is currently part of the Agora, 4th Athens Biennale curatorial team.
Developed by ICI in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, the Curatorial Intensive: From “Official History” to Underrepresented Narratives will examine the role of cultural production in addressing geopolitical landscapes and recent histories.read more »