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.
Wil Ruggiero is an art historian and curator based in Chicago, IL and works within modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx art, new media, and socially engaged art practice. Of particular interest is the intersection between modern urban planning, technologies, and the aesthetics of the state within Latin America. He has held residencies at the Chicago Artist Coalition, the Chicago Cultural Center as well as organized and written for exhibitions throughout the city. He has presented his curatorial projects and art historical research at the Havana Biennial 2015 lateral projects, as well as the American Association of Geographers, and the College Art Association. He is currently developing a larger program and exhibition focusing on Venezuela and the political and cultural exchange between the petroleum industry, art production and material culture.
The Curatorial Intensive participants of the 2019 New Orleans program will each present their project proposals that they have been developing over the course of the program.read more »