ICI’s Curatorial Intensive program was established in 2010 as the world’s first short-course, low-cost training program for curators. Intended to bring working professionals together to gain new skills and perspectives on pragmatic aspects of curating, as well as to increase dialogue in curatorial ideas, the Intensive supports early- to mid-career curators working independently or institutionally in emerging and established art centers around the world. Two programs are held in New York every year, and others are developed in collaboration with partners around the world.
March 16–25, 2014
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.
June 25–September 25, 2013
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context, and questions of how to develop a curatorial practice that supports the development of artists and local infrastructure within the international art world.
August 18–24, 2013
Developed by ICI in collaboration with MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, the Curatorial Intensive: On Curating: Between Theory and Practice will examine the developments of the curatorial field and the changing role of the curator, while exploring research-based initiatives, independent projects, collections and institutional building, and new financial architectures, among other topics.
November 24–30, 2013
This program marks the second Curatorial Intensive developed in Spanish by ICI. In collaboration with the Gerencia de Artes Plásticas y Visuales of the Instituto Distrital de las Artes, the Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá, Colombia will examine the developments of the curatorial field and the changing role of the curator, while exploring strategies and methodologies to develop programs and institutions, collection building, regional and international research, and the logistics of managing projects.
October 27–November 2, 2013
Developed by ICI in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? will examine the current state of the Asian contemporary art scene within the larger global context.
October 6–15, 2013
Curating Time-Based Media is a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions featuring durational art, installations, performance, dance, video, film, and sound art.
July 21 - 30, 2013
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.
Fragments: Identities under Construction takes as its starting point the idea of the constitution or reaffirmation of a personal and/or national identity through the selection of works that explore local events or legends, capable of giving a portrait––albeit partial––of a generation struggling with drastic social and geo-political changes.Find out more »