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.
Amara Antilla is an Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum where she works with international modern and contemporary art. She has assisted on the retrospectives of Lee Ufan (2011), V.S. Gaitonde (2014-15), and Monir Farmanfarmaian (2015) and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative (2016-18). Independently, she has organized programs in partnership with Clark House Initiative, Mumbai; Dhaka Art Summit; Northern Spark, Minneapolis; and N. K. Projekt, Berlin among others. Antilla was awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant for art history in 2015–16. She studied art history at Tufts University, the Museum School, and Hunter College, City University of New York.
The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Manila will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »