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.
Amanda de la Garza Mata
Amanda de la Garza Mata (Mexico,1981) Lives and works in Mexico City. She is curator, art historian and poet. She currently works as Adjunct Curator at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC, UNAM) since 2012. She holds a BA in Sociology, and a MA in Social Anthropology and in she is pursuing a MA in Art History-Curatorial Studies. She has developed curatorial projects in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Spain and USA. She has been awarded the Emerging Curators Prize, Frontiers Biennial, and several research grants in Mexico and abroad. Some of her recent curatorial projects include Leandro Katz. Project For the Day You’ll Love Me and the Ghost Dance (MUAC, 2018), Tlacolulokos (LALA-PST, Getty Foundation / Los Angeles Central Library, 2017), Ignasi Duarte. Fictional Conversations (MUAC, 2017), Oscar Santillán. Macula (MUAC, 2017), To the Artist of the World. The Museum of Solidarity Salvador Allende. Mexico/Chile 1971-1977 (MUAC-MSSA, Santiago, Chile, 2016); Isaac Julien. Playtime & Kapital (MUAC, 2016); The thick sap. Equidistant essays on the tropics (Casa del Lago, Mexico City, 2016). Jeremy Deller. The infinitely ideal of the popular (MUAC, CA2M, Madrid, 2015); Harun Farocki. Vision.Production.Opression (MUAC, 2014) and Hito Steyerl. Circulationism (MUAC, 2014), co-curated with Cuauhtémoc Medina. She has published poems, interviews, reviews and academic articles in local and international journals on subjects such as poetry, documentary photography, urban studies and contemporary art. She is interested in interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art that involve poetry, cinema, Social Sciences, archival research and contemporary dance.
The Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is a three-year partnership led by the Biennial, with ICI and CACTUS Gallery in Liverpool.read more »
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 »