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.
Amirali Ghasemi is a graphic designer, media artist and curator. In 1998 Ghasemi founded Parkingallery, an independent project space in Tehran, and in 2002 he set up Parkingallery.com, a virtual gallery, as an online platform for young Iranian artists. Ghasemi has shown his photography, video, and design works in various festivals and exhibitions internationally. Among his curated exhibitions, workshops, and talks at the Parkingallery are Deep Depression (2004-2006); Sideways (2008); Urban Jealousy, 1st international roaming biennial of Tehran (2008-2009); and three editions of Limited Access Festival (2007-2011), which led to a variety of projects with art and education institutions in Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, UK, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, and India.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »