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ICI Curatorial Intensive

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.

Partner Programs

  • Curatorial Intensive in Moscow

    This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.

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  • Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City

    This June, ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, will present a Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City––the third program conducted entirely in Spanish.

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Past Intensives

  • Considering Publics and Contexts

    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.

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  • Curatorial Intensive in Bogotá

    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.
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  • What Does it Mean to be International?

    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.

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  • Curating Time-Based Media

    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.

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