Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Alva CalyMayor was born in Mexico City. She often explores diverse materials utilizing a visual vocabulary that addresses social issues, perceptions of safety as well as patterns of mass consumption. CalyMayor works between New York and Mexico City, exhibiting and researching her practice in relationship to her contemporaries through collaborative efforts and communal exhibitions. In 2015 she was included in a program curated by The BHQFU in conjunction with Air Residency featuring the work of 5 emerging artists. One of her most recent collaborations involves a limited edition presented by Ed. Varie, a sound vessel which reproduces sounds commissioned to 6 artists and musicians. This work explores situations inspired in the Art Market, Art Fairs and as an artist/‘curadora/curandera.’
Image: Emiliano Granado
Curatorial Intensive alumna, Aline Shkurovich, will be speaking with artists Natalia Porter and Alva CalyMayor.read more »